Certification of Exproof Equipment

There are two internationally recognized product certification programs: the first is the 2014/34/EU ATEX Directive prepared by the European Commission, and the second is the IECEx certification program established by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Manufacturers demonstrating compliance with the ATEX Directive have the right to affix the CE marking in addition to the Ex mark on their products.

If you intend to market your Exproof equipment in both Europe and other countries worldwide, you can contact us for your ATEX and IECEx certification and consultancy needs. Below, you can find detailed information about both certification programs.

ATEX Directive (2014/34/EU) Certification and Consultancy Services

At Sertifike, we share our expertise with manufacturers regarding the safety and compliance of Exproof equipment used in explosive atmospheres. Within the scope of the European Union’s ATEX Directive (2014/34/EU), manufacturers and operators of equipment used in explosive atmospheres bear significant responsibilities. Evaluating and certifying the compliance of this equipment is not only a legal requirement but also critical for ensuring the safety of workers and facilities.

2014/34/EU ATEX Directive

The 2014/34/EU ATEX Directive covers all types of equipment and protective systems intended for use in explosive atmospheres containing gases, vapors, mists, dust, or combustible fibers, such as those found in mines. The ATEX Directive categorizes equipment used in explosive atmospheres into two categories: Category 1 (high risk) and Category 2 (medium risk). The design, manufacture, and operation of equipment are subject to different requirements based on these risk categories.

Below are the modules used for product conformity assessment under the 2014/34/EU ATEX Directive:

Modules used under the 2014/34/EU ATEX Directive define various assessment processes used to evaluate and certify the conformity of equipment used in explosive atmospheres. These modules are selected based on the type of equipment, design complexity, and intended use. Here are the fundamental modules used in the 2014/34/EU ATEX Directive:

  • Module A: Internal Control
  • Module B: Type Examination
  • Module C1: Internal Production Control and Product Testing
  • Module D: Quality Assurance of Production
  • Module E: Product Quality Assurance
  • Module F: Product Verification
  • Module G: Unit Verification

Importance of ATEX Directive (2014/34/EU) Compliance

Employee Safety

ATEX compliance ensures the safety of workers operating in explosive atmospheres. Lack of compliance increases the risk of explosions and serious accidents.

Facility Safety

Equipment compliance helps safeguard facilities and properties. Explosions in explosive atmospheres can result in significant financial losses.

Legal Compliance

The ATEX Directive is a legal requirement within the European Union. Compliance helps you avoid legal sanctions.

At Sertifike, we offer certification and consultancy services to evaluate and certify the compliance of equipment used in explosive atmospheres according to the 2014/34/EU ATEX Directive. Our experienced expert team guides you effectively at every stage of the compliance process.

Stay Safe and Compliant with Sertifike

Choosing Sertifike as your certification and consultancy partner means a commitment to ensuring the compliance of your Exproof equipment in explosive atmospheres and enhancing safety. We understand the complexities of the 2014/34/EU ATEX Directive and offer customized solutions to meet your business needs. Working with Sertifike includes:

Regulatory Compliance

Ensure that your equipment complies with the 2014/34/EU ATEX Directive. Sertifike helps you fulfill your legal obligations.

Risk Mitigation

Equipment used in explosive atmospheres poses significant risks. Sertifike provides measures and solutions to reduce these risks.

Safety Awareness

Increase the awareness of safe work in explosive atmospheres among your staff and create a safe workplace culture

Quality and Productivity Improvement

Enhance your business processes and increase the efficiency of your facilities through compliant equipment.


Access the European market more easily with equipment bearing the CE marking and boost your competitiveness.