IECEx World Symposium: A Capital Idea
On September 27 2017, the United States National Committee of the IECEx (USNC/IECEx) is hosting a full-day World Symposium at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. This symposium will provide a forum for industry professionals to discuss NEC versus IEC principles, including codes, standards, and regulations for hazardous location (HazLoc) equipment and services.
The event is being held in conjunction with the 2017 annual meetings of the IECEx System. While the annual meetings of the IECEx System are only open to international delegates approved to attend by their respective member body committees, any industry professional involved with hazardous (classified) locations can register and is encouraged to attend this symposium.
Symposium attendees will learn how NEC and IEC HazLoc requirements impact their facilities and product lines. They will identify barriers to global design, production and installation of HazLoc equipment and represent their respective businesses during interactive discussion with prominent U.S. experts. Guest speakers from the IECEx System, GE Oil & Gas, UL LLC, DuPont, IAEI, OSHA, MSHA, and Intertek Consulting will participate in this dialog with attendees representing plant managers, engineers, certifiers, inspectors, and regulators.
The IECEx System works to facilitate international trade in equipment and services for use in explosive atmospheres, while maintaining the required level of safety. This is achieved through reducing testing and certification costs to manufacturers, reducing time to market, boosting international confidence in the product assessment process, providing an international database listing, and maintaining international confidence in equipment and services covered by IECEx certification.
The USNC/IECEx manages all U.S. policy and technical participation in the IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres (IECEx System). As the U.S. member body to the IECEx System, the committee also coordinates with U.S. IECEx Certification Bodies (ExCBs) to assure that national differences on standards for safety that are accepted for use in the IECEx System are uniform for all ExCBs.