Sira services for China
A Total Compliance Solution for China-based Clients
Sira has developed a range of services tailored to meet the needs of our China-based clients. By using Sira as your principal certification body, we can ensure that you meet all your compliance requirements, and help you grow your company by entering European and International market places in a cost-effective way, giving you the edge in international market segments.
|The below information is also available in Mandarin as a downloadable datasheet, as well as a range of other datasheets discussing methods of protection:|
Sira Services for Chinese Clients
Methods of Protection - Flameproof Ex d
Methods of Protection - Intrinsic Safety Ex ia
Methods of Protection - Increased Safety Ex e
Methods of Protection - Purged & Pressurisation Ex p
Who is Sira?
Sira is a European ‘Notified Body’ that is able to issue compliance certificates for all types of hazardous area equipment.
We offer testing and certification services to help manufacturers design, manufacture and supply equipment that is intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres and, because Sira has a team of highly experienced and dedicated engineers, we offer a single point contact for all your testing and certification needs.
With an impressive portfolio of clients from small independent companies to global multinationals, Sira is well placed to offer the support and guidance needed to complete conformity assessment requirements.
Our Key Service for European Markets
Manufacturers of equipment intended for use in ‘Hazardous Areas’ within the European Union (EU) must comply with the ATEX Directive (Directive 94/9/EC). The legislation includes assessment of non-electrical (mechanical) equipment as well as electrical items.
A compliance certificate is issued after successful completion of tests and assessments to relevant European standards. This certificate enables the manufacturer to sell their equipment within their given market.
For equipment placed outside of the EU, different national standards apply and Sira has the capability to certify equipment for many international markets.
Typical types of equipment Sira has certified
Junction Boxes & Enclosures
Motors, Engines, Generators & Transformers
Lamps and Luminaires
Terminals and P.C.Bs
Measuring, & Monitoring Equipment
Sensors and switches
Technical Support Service
Sira is also on hand to offer:
Advice on standards
Guidance for non-electrical equipment
Advice on Declaration of Conformity
Guide throughout the entire approval process
Other European Requirements
As well as ATEX, several other directives exist that your product may have to comply with, depending on its function. All these directives aim to facilitate free movement of goods throughout Europe. The directives are:
|The EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Directive – aimed at manufacturers of electronic and electrical equipment|
The LVD (Low Voltage) Directive – aimed at all electrical equipment for use between 50-1,500 volts
The PED (Pressure Equipment) Directive – aimed at manufacturers of pressure equipment
The Machinery Directive – aimed at manufacturers of machinery and safety components
Chinese and European Standards for Hazardous Area Equipment
||Chinese Standard |
& Europe/IEC standard
IEC / EN 60079-0
|Ex d flameproof
IEC / EN 60079-1
|Ex p purged
IEC / EN 60079-2
|Ex q powder
IEC / EN 60079-5
|Ex o oil immersed
IEC / EN 60079-6
|Ex m encapsulated
IEC / EN 60079-18
|Ex e increased safety
IEC / EN 60079-7
|Ex n non-sparking
IEC / EN 60079-15
|Ex I intrinsic safety
IEC / EN 60079-11
IEC / EN 61241-0
IEC / EN 61241-1
|Repair & overhaul
IEC / EN 60079-19
Sira enjoys excellent relationships with many world-leading certification & approval bodies. Under these reciprocal agreements we can test and assess products to national standards, then provide a test and assessment report to your nominated Certification Body, giving you a quick and cost effective route into markets throughout the world.
Sira also accepts test results from many international certification bodies, including those listed below, and can issue certificates to enable manufacturers to gain entry into European markets with the minimum of additional test work.
Currently, Sira has agreements in place with the following certification bodies:
The Sira Head Office and Test Laboratory are based in Chester, North West England, and our engineers will be happy to discuss your project with you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel +44 (0) 1244 670 900.
To download the Sira services for Chinese clients datasheet in Mandarin, please click here
If you have any questions, or would like to discuss a particular compliance project, please contact Sira directly