TRaC and MET to offer harmonised international EX testing programme

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By eeNews Europe

UK-based TRaC, and MET Laboratories in North America, have signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding that forms a testing and certification partnership for EX equipment. The partnership builds on both companies’ expertise and complementary strengths, to create a new global EX testing, inspection and certification service for ATEX and Hazloc (hazardous location) equipment. Manufacturers will benefit from local, in-country testing and inspection with the certainty of a managed fast track certification program from a single trusted source operating in the EU and North America.

Under the new partnership, TRaC and MET Laboratories will provide a combined certification route to EU, North American and International markets for equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres and hazardous locations; the two companies will harmonise test processes, engineering skill sets, and administration to ensure a consistent approach to securing all recognised approvals for potentially explosive atmosphere and hazardous locations. Additionally, TRaC and MET Laboratories will utilise their global network of offices in the EU, USA and Asia to provide local support for clients’ design and manufacturing facilities.

TRaC and MET Laboratories already have a long-standing relationship in the fields of testing and factory inspection: this new strategic partnership involves greater technical collaboration between the two organisations, to ensure harmonisation of best-practice procedures in testing, factory inspection and certification, in addition to developing efficient delivery of overseas certification services.

The agreement will also see the adoption of a common set of operating, test and factory inspection procedures, in addition to bringing together the wealth of expertise of staff on both sides of the Atlantic. This unique and innovative offering will ensure that within each project all of the key aspects of the test and inspection are addressed in the most efficient and streamlined way.

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