Explosion Protection Certificate
This document is intended to certify the conformity of EX-proof equipment, for which the certificate is issued, with the standards for a certain type of explosion protection. This document is also known as the explosion-safety certificate of conformity, EX certificate, GOST R certificate for EX-proof equipment.
EX-proof equipment is a product that is used, in whole or in part, to handle electricity, and can be a potential source of ignition and therefore has design features which reduce this danger. Such equipment is designed specifically for explosive environments, and its manufacturer is required to obtain the Explosion-Safety Certificate.
The Explosion-Safety Certificate may be issued for varying periods depending on the product‐specificity. It is usually issued for 1 year. The list of all the documents which must be prepared and provided to obtain an Explosion-Safety Certificate also varies and may include a manual of operations, a testing plan, specifications, data sheet, engineering documentation, samples of certified products.