Event Details


When: July 19, 2018

Admission: Free entry to MET Customers

Where: Energy Corridor Marriott | Houston, TX

Helping you understand best practices in hazardous location Product Safety Compliance for North America, Europe (ATEX), and major world markets IECEx.

Combustible dusts, flammable gases, mists or vapors can all contribute to potentially explosive atmospheres in the workplace. Manufacturers & suppliers are challenged to ensure their equipment complies with local government, regulatory, and international safety standards proving their equipment is safe and fit for use in hazardous locations.

Regulations governing worldwide product compliance evolve to ensure that products do not represent harm or hazards to users and will perform as intended according to applicable standards. Hazardous locations present some of the most dangerous potential environments for equipment users, and as such, safety regulations are some of the most stringent in any industry.

In this seminar, we’ll give you an in-depth look at the standards and regulations pertaining to the safety of products destined for hazardous locations, with an emphasis on how to get products efficiently tested and certified for major world markets. You’ll also have opportunities to discuss your upcoming compliance challenges with regional industry experts in North America, ATEX and IECEx compliance, and Global Market Access for hazardous location equipment.

Marriott Energy Corridor | 16011 Katy Fwy | Houston, TX 77094


What You’ll Learn

At the 2018 Hazardous Location Product Compliance Seminar in Houston, Texas, industry leading experts will give a thorough overview of the standards and regulations pertaining to the safety of products destined for hazardous locations. Special emphasis is placed on how to get products efficiently tested & certified for North America, for major world markets according to the IECEx international certification requirements,  as well as an an overview of the CE Mark new legislative framework and the revised ATEX Directive.

This year, NRTL, ATEX and IECEx specialists from MET Labs and Eurofins Product Testing will give you a complete picture of international hazardous location compliance. As a notified body under the ATEX directive, Eurofins Product Testing laboratories have extensive experience in European hazardous location compliance. Additionally, Eurofins Product Testing laboratories participate in the CB Scheme as an IECEx certification body and is well-versed in requirements for products entering international markets.

About the Presenters

MET Laboratories – Arthur Shvartsman, Product Safety Lab Manager
Arthur is MET Austin’s Product Safety Lab Manager. Arthur has over 10 years of safety engineering experience in industry and for test labs, with a specialization in Hazardous Locations.

30 years ago, we broke the UL monopoly for product safety testing and certification in the United States. Today, MET is the global service leader for product safety approvals and regulatory certification of electrical products — With facilities, accreditations, and over 60 years of experience to get your products approved and to market faster. MET Labs is the preferred one-stop-shop for EMC, environmental, and safety testing and certification. MET-accredited categories include consumer products, information technology and telecommunications products including NEBS equipment, medical devices, and equipment designed for hazardous locations.

Eurofins Product Testing
Eurofins’ network of Product Testing Laboratories are recognized under the ATEX directive for EU Hazardous Locations and IECEx approved for hazardous location certification under the CB Scheme. With extensive experience in the evaluation, testing, and certification of hazardous location equipment across the world, Eurofins’ Product Testing network helps manufacturers understand applicable standards and guides them through the testing process. With ATEX recognized laboratories in both Switzerland and Italy, manufactures are able to interface with local testing experts for testing & certification concerns and faster market access.