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
Code: A set of recommended practices developed through an industry consensus process
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:
REGULATIONS / DIRECTIVES
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
CE MARK – DIRECTIVES
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.
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.