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Happy Holidays From ExVeritas holly-n-berries-bows

We would like to thank all of our customers for helping us have a great year. We have greatly increased both our staff levels and out test capability this year and look forward to providing our award wining service to even more customers in 2014! Some of the highlights of 2013 for us have been having our test laboratory audited for IECEx acceptance, developing a market leading software solution for Ex inspections and DSEAR/ATEX safety management and installing a computer controlled explosion test facility.

I am sure 2014 will present many new challenges and opportunities, not least of which will be a new ATEX Directive and several new ‘key’ standards that will start to take effect. As always, if you have any questions, comment’s or suggestions, please contact us and we will assist you to the best of our ability.

Latest News Updates

ExVeritas becomes an associate IECEx TL working with TRaC Global

In addition to offering full ATEX and CE Testing, ExVeritas have successfully passed our IECEx audits to operate within the TRaC Global System as an ‘associate IECEx Test Laboratory’. Operating within this system means that ExVeritas test and assessment is fully acceptable for IECEx Certification by TRaC Global as an IECEx Certification Body. This cooperation means that for all testing and certification there is one quote, one point of contact and direct access to the experienced certification engineers at ExVeritas who help clients through the certification process. The relationship ExVeritas has with TRaC Global, as the issuing IECEx Certification Body, is seamless and by combining the resources and technical abilities of two leading hazardous area companies, ExVeritas can offer expedited testing, assessment and issuing of certification ‘as standard’. See more on our  IECEx Testing facilities.

ExVeritas ‘Highly Commended’ at ACCA Business of the Year Finals

ExVeritas has been short-listed and ‘Highly Commended’ at the ACCA Business of the Year category in the Daily Post Achievement Wales Business Awards 2013. We are informed that the standard of entries was incredibly high this year with a 40% increase in the number of businesses entering the awards so to receive a highly commended award is a great achievement for the ExVeritas Team.

ATEX Directive Standards List Updated

A new consolidated list of references of harmonised standards under the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC has been published on the Official Journal of the European Union (7.9.2013 ). This is the list of Standards that should be used for testing, assessment and CE Marking Declarations.

A NEW ATEX Directive in 2014

Did you know there was going to be a new/revised ATEX Directive, most probably with an updated Directive Number? (that’s a lot of D of C’s that will need updating!). The NEW LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK (NLF) ALIGNMENT PACKAGE is a Commission Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to ”equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres”. The proposal clarifies the obligations of manufacturers and authorised representatives and introduces obligations for importers and distributors. Importers must verify that the manufacturer has carried out the applicable conformity assessment procedure and has drawn up a technical documentation. They must also make sure with the manufacturer that this technical documentation can be made available to authorities upon request. Furthermore importers must verify that the products are correctly marked and accompanied by the required documents, instructions and safety information.

iEx Software available for trial

To compliment our full range of Ex inspection services, ExVeritas have produced a state-of-the-art cloud based Ex Inspection software  called ‘iEx’. The iEx Inspection system provides a fast and accurate method for conducting, monitoring and analysing ATEX and IEC Hazardous Area Equipment Inspections.  Click here to see the new web site to highlight the benefits of our integrated classification, inspection and management services and to view a demo.

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ExVeritas provides safety and certification services including ATEX, IECEx and CE Certification. We also offer explosive atmosphere training, consultancy and site safety services such as Area Classification, Ex Inspection and Risk Assessment. ExVeritas are accredited and recognised as leading experts in explosion prevention, with knowledge accumulated from thousands of successful ATEX, IEC, NEC, CE and DSEAR projects.