Codes, Standards and Certifications

Codes, Standards and Certifications for
Hazardous-Area Fire and Gas Safety Products and Systems

Det-Tronics products, used in hazardous areas and often in extreme environments, typically must comply with multiple sets of requirements, including regulations or directives, codes, standards and product certifications. A good place to start is by defining some key terms:

Regulation / Directive: High-level law created by government authority

Standard: An agreed-upon best practice for an industry (International Standards)

Code: A set of recommended practices developed through an industry consensus process (International Standards)

Certifier: An agency with proven competency through an accreditation process that provides product audit and certification services

Certification: A certifier's declaration of product conformance to a set of standards

Accreditation Body: A government appointed agency that issues product certifiers an accreditation certificate based on demonstrated competency to standards.

For more information on commonly used codes and standards, visit these websites:


  • ANSI - American National Standards Institute
  • INMETRO - National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality
  • OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • UKAS - United Kingdom Accreditation Service


    ATEX - Explosive Atmospheres

    • EMC - Electromagnetic Compatibility 
    • LVD - Low Voltage Directive
    • CPR - Construction Products Regulation
    • MED - Marine Equipment Directive
    • RoHS - Restriction of Hazardous Substances
    • WEEE - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

      Det-Tronics products carry various certifications. See product pages for details.

      Certified Systems
      Flame Detectors
      Gas Detectors
      Smoke Detectors

      Det-Tronics supports the general objectives of the REGULATION (EC) No 1907/2006 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) which seek to improve human and environmental protection. Learn More.




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