Helping you understand best practices in hazardous location Product Safety Compliance for North America, Europe (ATEX), and major world markets IECEx.

Combustible dusts, flammable gases, mists or vapors can all contribute to potentially explosive atmospheres in the workplace. Manufacturers & suppliers are challenged to ensure their equipment complies with local government, regulatory, and international safety standards proving their equipment is safe and fit for use in hazardous locations.

Regulations governing product compliance worldwide, evolve to ensure that products do not represent harm or hazards to users and will perform as intended according to applicable standards.

In this seminar, we’ll give you an in-depth look at the standards and regulations pertaining to the safety of products destined for hazardous locations, with an emphasis on how to get products efficiently tested and certified for major world markets.

Omni Houston Hotel at Westside | 13210 Katy Fwy | Houston, TX 77079


What You’ll Learn

At the 2017 Hazardous Location Product Compliance Seminar in Houston, Texas, industry leading experts will give a thorough overview of the standards and regulations pertaining to the safety of products destined for hazardous locations. Special emphasis is placed on how to get products efficiently tested & certified for North America, for major world markets according to the IECEx international certification requirements,  as well as an an overview of the CE Mark new legislative framework and the revised ATEX Directive.


Agenda

09:00am – 09:30am
Registration/Breakfast
09:30am – 9:35am
Introduction
09:35am – 11:45am
EU ATEX & International (IECEx) Hazardous Locations Product Compliance including field-installed products
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch
1:30pm – 3:00pm
North America Hazardous Locations Product Compliance including field-installed products
3:00pm – 3:10pm
Break
3:10pm – 3:30pm
MSHA Product Safety Compliance for Mines
3:30pm – 4:00pm
Questions & Answer/Open discussion

About the Presenters

MET Laboratories – Arthur Shvartsman, Product Safety Lab Manager
Arthur is MET Austin’s Product Safety Lab Manager. Arthur has over 10 years of safety engineering experience in industry and for test labs, with a specialization in Hazardous Locations.

25+ years ago, we broke the UL monopoly for product safety testing and certification in the United States. Today, MET is the global service leader for product safety approvals and regulatory certification of electrical products — With facilities, accreditations, and over 50 years of experience to get your products approved and to market faster. MET Labs is the preferred one-stop-shop for EMC, environmental, and safety testing and certification. MET-accredited categories include consumer products, information technology and telecommunications products including NEBS equipment, medical devices, and equipment designed for hazardous locations.

Element Materials Technology – Simon Barrowcliff, General Manager ATEX and IECEx
Simon is the General Manager for the ATEX Notified Body at Element. He set up Element’s Lancashire-based, ATEX business in 2002 and has been heavily involved in EX testing and compliance since then. Simon also runs Element’s certification schemes for electrical safety under the IECEE CB scheme. He is a chartered electrical engineer with more than 30 years’ experience of product compliance for electrical and mechanical equipment

Element is a recognized leader in Materials Testing and Product Qualification Testing Services to the Aerospace, Oil & Gas and the Transportation & Industrials sectors. Element provides a comprehensive range of materials testing and product qualification solutions that support clients continuous drive for technical innovation, operational and cost improvements, as well as their need to get their products to market on time.