Intertek Italia gained Notified Body status for the ATEX Directive, GAR Regulation and BED Directive
Triple Notified Body status for Intertek Italia
April 02, 2019
Udine: Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has earned ISO 17065 accreditation from Accredia, the national accreditation body for Italy, becoming a Notified Body under the ATEX Directive, GAR Regulation and BED Directive.
Intertek Italia Spa has been validated and published on the New Approach Notified and Designated Organizations (NANDO) website under the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The European Union’s ATEX Directive address explosion safety risks associated with electrical and non-electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres, with a third-party approval route for selling in the EU market.
The legal framework for selling gas appliances and fittings in the EU market is the Gas Appliances Regulation (EU) 2016/426 (GAR) for appliances burning gaseous fuel. It applies to appliances burning gaseous fuels used for cooking, heating, hot water production, refrigeration, lighting, and washing, and their related fittings. To be placed into the EU market, these appliances require an EU certificate from a third party designated as a Notified Body for the GAR Regulation. In addition, hot-water boilers fired with liquid or gaseous fuels can be marketed only after Notified Body approval following the 92/42/EEC Boiler Efficiency Directive (BED).
“We are committed to expanding our Italian capabilities to provide a Total Quality service to our local and global customers,” says Byron Peasland, Intertek’s Managing Director for South Europe, “We look forward to offering these services as a Notified Body in addition to our existing expertise in testing and certifying products for use in explosive atmospheres, and gas related products. We provide global solutions to the hazardous locations industry, from the ETL mark and Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) approval for North America, to ATEX notified body status for Europe and IECEx certification for global markets.”
Arianna Fogar, Intertek’s Regional Manager states: “We are so proud to announce three accreditations at the same time. We are truly becoming the one-stop-shop Total Quality solution provider for food service equipment manufacturers, helping them to reach every market in the world with the help of just one partner. And we can now better support the industrial sector with ATEX Notified Body services.”
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