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TÜV Rheinland: Certification of Personnel Competence for Explosive Atmospheres

Safety specialists who are familiar with explosion protection are in demand worldwide. This is because all companies that operate or set up potentially explosive plants need such experts ? especially the oil and gas industry. ?Such specialists must be able to work internationally. However, there is often a lack of comparability in training,? explains Marc Krugmann, explosion protection expert at T

New testing standard ensures comparability of qualifications

Internationally active companies and testing organizations, including Tuously adapted to the state of the art. IECEx stands for the working area of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) that deals with explosion protection. Those who pass the test receive a certificate that lists their own qualifications in a detailed and standardized manner. ?Any company worldwide can trust that a certified explosion protection specialist can assess safety in potentially explosive atmospheres according to global standards,” says Marc Krugmann.

To obtain the certificate, candidates must pass a comprehensive theoretical and practical examination. This covers, for example, basic knowledge for entering potentially explosive atmospheres, installation and maintenance of explosion-proof equipment, detailed testing of explosion-proof equipment and installations, and auditing and testing of electrical installations in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Specialists from almost every country in the world can take the test at Ttate of the art.

Further information on content and examination at www.tuv.com/world/en/atex-directive.html

Ttest technical systems and products around the world, support innovations in technology and business, train people in numerous professions and certify management systems according to international standards. In doing so, the independent experts generate trust in products as well as processes across r of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. Website: www.tuv.com

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