VTT Expert Services Ltd is an accredited institute (FINAS) for inspection of explosion protected equipment and a Notified body according to ATEX directive.
Our services cover all of the evaluation methods by ATEX directive, that concern equipments. We are also the archive holder to device class 2 and M2 non-electrical equipment documents.
As a Notified body of ATEX directive 2014/34/ECU, we grant electrical and mechanical equipment EU type approval certificates and approvals for the manufacturer's quality program.
These together allow the manufacture draft a conformity assurance and use CE marking. We have also right to receive and hold the technical documents of device class 2 (other than electrical equipment).
The conformity assurance documents
The manufacturer must hand out the following documents with the equipment to the user
- EU declaration of conformity
- Installation, use and maintenance instructions
A Notified body grants the following documents depending on the method in use
- EC type examination certificate
- Quality assurance notification
- Notification according to the type
- Conformity assurance certificate
What is ATEX?
ATEX refers to European Council directive 2014/34/EU (from 20.4.2016), which applies to all devices and machines that have come to the markets after June 30th, 2003 and are to be used in explosive atmospheres.