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Explosive Atmosphere Compatibility Testing



The facility was initially set up in 1989 under the aegis of the Indo-German Technical Co-operation Programme, which provided equipment and knowledge inputs. The laboratory contributed significantly to the development of Indian Standards for Mining Electronic products and is currently a member of the ET-22 Committee of the Bureau of Indian Standards.



Recognitions and Accreditation:

The ERTL (East) KOLKATA is a NABL approved laboratory and is recognized by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Director General Mines Safety (DGMS), Petroleum & Explosives Safety Organization (PESO). The laboratory has been providing test services to manufacturers and users for gas groups I, II A, II B and II C for Zones 0,1 and 2 applications.

The laboratory also has recognition agreements with DEKRA-EXAM (Germany) and UL for testing leading to ATEX and US HAZLOC certification.

Services Offered:

The facilities cover testing of a wide range of Electronic / Electrical products for use in hazardous atmospheres as per IS, EN, and IEC standards. The present capability covers protection techniques flameproof, intrinsic safety, increased safety, pressurized, and encapsulated.

Explosive Testing facilities available at following centres:
ERTL(East) Kolkata