ATEX & IECEx Comparison

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ATEX and IECEx are common standards for equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Phoenix Contact has a wide range of products that are certified according to IECEx and ATEX standards.

At a glance, both standards seem similar, but there are still some significant differences between ATEX and IECEx.

Comparison between ATEX & IECEx

IECEx ATEX
Acceptance Global Europe Countries
Organisation Industry Representative

Standard Driven

E.U. Commission

Law Driven

Conformity Assessment Third certification party certify all products with IECEx Test Report (ExTR) and IECEx Quality Assessment Report (QAR).

Self-certification not permitted.

Declaration of conformity by manufacture required. For equipment category 1 and 2, certificate for Ex Notified Body required.

Self-certification allowed for equipment category 3.

Marking Equipment group & equipment category not present in the marking.

 

Example

Equipment group & equipment category defined in the marking.

 

Example

Field of application – Electrical and Non electrical products and systems

– Gas / Dust Industries

– Equipment & Service Industries e.g. Repair and Overhaul

– Electrical and Non electrical products and systems

– Gas / Dust Industries

– Equipment only

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