EXPLOSION PROTECTION CERTIFICATION FOR ELECTRO-MECHANICAL ASSEMBLIES
Quality Assurance Notification (QAN)
In most cases, to enable the issue of an ATEX product certificate, the manufacturer must also hold a valid Quality Assurance Notification (QAN).
The Quality Assurance Notification is therefore involved with the continued monitoring of systems and processes in relation to those Ex products. It involves periodic audit of the manufacturing process by a qualified auditor. For ATEX certification, this is called a Quality Assurance Notification (QAN)
The Process for QAN
i8, as manufacturer, must comply with the appropriate Annex(es) of the Directive (IV, V, VI, VII or IX) applicable dependant upon designation of the equipment (zone), whether we plan mass production or build a fixed number of units. We must also maintain an ISO 9001 compliant Quality Management System.