Certification of electrical equipment for use in hazardous locations has become a complex landscape of confusing options. The process can be frustrating, expensive and time-consuming.
If you keep certification in mind from the beginning of your design cycle through prototyping and final production, you can avoid many of the delays and pitfalls that occur from inadequate understanding of the required standards, thereby speeding your time to market.
If you are an end-user it is important that all products you will use in your application have the proper certifications for safe installation in hazardous areas.
Armed with knowledge and working with a trusted certification agency (there are many to choose from in Canada who are approved by Industry Canada), both manufacturers and end-users can reduce hassles from the certification process.