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Mark Amos, International Electrotechnical Commission - Standards, Conformity Assessment and IECEx Certification in the Australian Mining Sector Mark Amos, International Electrotechnical Commission - Standards, Conformity Assessment and IECEx Certification in the Australian Mining Sector Presentation Transcript

  • INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION © IEC:2007 Standards, Conformity Assessment and IECEx Certification in the Australian Mining Sector Mr Mark Amos IECEx Secretariat October 2013
  • 2 1. Who is the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 2. IEC and Standards 3. IEC Standards and Conformity Assessment 4. IEC Conformity Assessment Systems 5. Relevance of IECEx for the Mining Industry 6. … where to next …
  • The World of Standards International: International Electrotechnical Commission International Organization for Standardization International Telecommunication Union International Organization of Legal Metrology Regional: Africa (e.g. ARSO, SADC) Americas (e.g. COPANT, MERCOSUR), Asia-Pacific (e.g. ASEAN, PASC), Europe (e.g. CEN, CENELEC, ETSI) National bodies/committees (e.g. Singapore – SPRING, SG NC, Japan – JISC, JSA) View slide
  • Globally relevant – IEC has …. 4 • > 10,000 experts in 174 Technical Committees with over 1,000 Working Groups • > 6,000 International Standards in catalogue Today • > 500,000 Conformity Assessment certificates established View slide
  • 5 IEC covers a wide spectrum ….  Mining  Construction  Consumer goods  Electricity generation, transmission and distribution  Electronics  Environment  Health  Heavy industry  Information technology  Manufacturing  Telecommunication  Testing and certification  Transportation
  • 6 1. Who is the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 2. IEC and Standards 3. IEC Standards and Conformity Assessment 4. IEC Conformity Assessment Systems 5. Relevance of IECEx for the Mining Industry 6. … where to next …
  • 7 IEC Standards ….  are written by experts from small, medium and large enterprises  establish a solid framework and foundation for the acceptance of new technology products on world markets  enable cost and risk reduction in design and manufacturing  enable improvements in safety, performance, efficiency and quality
  • 8 1. Who is the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 2. IEC and Standards 3. IEC Standards and Conformity Assessment 4. IEC Conformity Assessment Schemes 5. Relevance of IECEx for the Mining Industry 6. … where to next …
  • 9 Standards put into practice… Conformity Assessment systems provide independent verification of claims of compliance with Standards related to: • safety • performance • reliability • inter-operatability • competence on the basis of testing and assessment of production processes, people and management systems
  • 10 Why conduct Conformity Assessment …?  Safety: …. to protect:  consumers  workers in high risk areas  the Environment and Community  Performance: buyers want confidence in quality, safety and reliable performance  Interoperability: buyers and other manufacturers want to know that their product will work with others in a ‘system’
  • 11 If you need to be sure, you need to test ! …1 test report is worth more than 1,000,000 ‘expert opinions’ … Why conduct Conformity Assessment …?
  • 12 1. Who is the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 2. IEC and Standards 3. IEC Standards and Conformity Assessment 4. IEC Conformity Assessment Systems 5. Relevance of IECEx for the Mining Industry 6. … where to next …
  • CB-FCS Scheme 13 The CAB & Conformity Assessment Systems IECEE System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components IECEx System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for use in Explosive Atmospheres IECQ Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components CB Scheme CAB - Conformity Assessment Board Ex Equipment Ex Services Ex Personnel Active &Passive components Processes HSPM Avionics PV Programme E3 Energy Efficiency Hazardous Substances
  • CB-FCS Scheme 14 The CAB & Conformity Assessment Systems IECEE System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components IECEx System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for use in Explosive Atmospheres IECQ Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components CB Scheme CAB - Conformity Assessment Board Ex Equipment Ex Services Ex Personnel Active &Passive components Processes HSPM Avionics PV Programme E3 Energy Efficiency Hazardous Substances
  • 15 IECEx IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for use in Explosive (‘Ex’) Atmospheres.
  • What is IECEx?  The single International IEC System with Schemes covering Certification to Standards that relate to Equipment, Services and Personnel in areas relating to Explosive Atmospheres, that provides an Internationally accepted means of demonstrating claimed compliance with International Standards  IECEx is a “Conformity Assessment Tool” providing confidence that Products, Services and Personnel covered by IECEx Certificates meet specified requirements such as IEC International Standards  IECEx identifiers: 16
  • 17 “Ex” is not an Industry of its own!  Automotive refuelling stations or petrol stations  Oil + gas extraction  Oil refineries, rigs and processing plants  Gas pipelines and distribution centres  Chemical processing plants  Printing industries, paper and textiles  Hospital eg operating theatres  Aircraft refuelling and hangars  Surface coating industries  Coal mining  Sewerage treatment plants  Grain handling and storage  Woodworking areas  Sugar refineries, storage , packaging + distribution  Metal surface grinding, eg aluminium dusts and particles.  Transportation  Pharmaceuticals  Food processing  Furniture manufacturer Textiles - + Many others Explosive atmosphere hazards can occur in ….
  • INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION © IEC:2007 The Ex industry requires verification of compliance in every aspect from • Equipment and Systems • Installation and Design • Inspection • Maintenance • Repair • Personnel Cost and Complexity
  • Buncefield, UK Sunday 11th Dec 2005 • Level switch failure • Fuel:air explosion • 60,000,000 gallons of fuel on site • 43 injured • Hundreds evacuated • Site destroyed • Local business disruption • Ground water pollution • £700 million in damages claims • £8.7 million in fines and legal costs on five companies
  • 20 Scope and Standards for IECEx include …  Electrical Equipment Conformance ( to IEC 60079 requirements)  Hazardous Area Classification (to IEC 60079-10)  Ex Equipment Installation and Inspection (to IEC 60079-14 + National requirements)  Ex Equipment Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Reclamation (to IEC 60079-19)  Personnel Competence (to ISO /IEC 17024)
  • 21 Schemes within the IECEx System IECEx System www.iecex.com IECEx Conformity Mark License Scheme IECEx Services Scheme Certification of Ex Service Providers, eg Repair and overhaul workshops IECEx Certified Persons Scheme (CoPC) Competency to work in Ex field IECEx Equipment Scheme Certification of Ex Equipment IECEx Equipment Scheme Certification of Ex Equipment + Systems IECEx “Certificate of Conformity” IECEx “Unit Verification” Cert. IECEx “Component Certificate”
  • 22 IECEx On-line Certficate System Dedicated Website @ www.iecex.com “On-Line” Certificates IECEx Rules of Procedures + Operational Documents Standard Reporting formats Logo + Mark Licensing News, Links, Papers, Events & Contact details
  • 23 Schemes within the IECEx System IECEx System www.iecex.com IECEx Equipment Scheme Certification of Ex Equipment IECEx Equipment Scheme Certification of Ex Equipment + Systems IECEx “Certificate of Conformity” IECEx “Unit Verification” Cert. IECEx “Component Certificate”
  • IECEx Equipment Scheme This system provides an: ■ IECEx Technical Report (ExTR) ■ IECEx Quality Assessment Report (QAR) ■ IECEx Certificate of Conformity (CoC) 24 To obtain this certificate, the manufacturer prepares his application and submits it to the relevant IECEx Certification Body (ExCB). Samples of the equipment will be tested by the laboratory of the ExCB and a factory inspection will be organized. On-going periodic audits (factory inspections) ensure that the stringent standards are being maintained by the manufacturer, over time.
  • 25 IECEx On-Line Certificate System
  • IECEx PTB 12.0001_ IECEx Certification Certificate Issuing Body Year of Issue Certificate Issued in that year Suffix (as appropriate) - ‘U’ = component Certificate - ‘X’ = conditions of certification / application - ‘V’ = unit verification Certificate Certificate Number appears on Product Marking 26 Reading an IECEx Certificate Number
  • 27 Certificate Number on the Product Under the IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme, the IECEx Certificate number displayed on the product must match the Master version on the website – this provides instant verification of claims of IECEx Certification
  • 28 1. Who is the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 2. IEC and Standards 3. IEC Standards and Conformity Assessment 4. IEC Conformity Assessment Systems 5. Relevance of IECEx for the Mining Industry 6. … where to next …
  • IECEx – Mining Industry Equipment Certification 29  Communication  Lighting  Transportation  Protection Systems  Radios  Instrumentation  Motors  Processing Plant  Ventilation  Gas analysing  Others
  • The Australia Coal Mining Industry  Each coal mine has several hazardous locations that represent safety risks to personnel, equipment, the environment and the community.  The first line of protection against explosions related to methane gas and coal fines commonly present in underground coal mines is ventilation strategies  The use of Explosion protected (Ex) equipment provides another layer of protection to reduce the likelihood of explosions in mines. 30 IECEx & Australian Coal Mining Industry – A CASE STUDY
  • NSW Coal Mining Industry – regulation timeline  Before 1996, in New South Wales (NSW), Australia all equipment in coal mines required government regulator approval that involved assessment and sign off by government officials  After 1996 the regulation in NSW was changed to  remove the requirement for regulator approval  permit the use of explosion protected electrical equipment certified to recognised schemes.  AUSEx and ANZEx have served as first step ‘transition’ schemes  From 2006, the IECEx Equipment Scheme was accepted in NSW via a Gazette instrument in the NSW Coal Mine Health and Safety Regulation 2006 31 IECEx & Australian Coal Mining Industry – A CASE STUDY
  •  The Gazette to the NSW Coal Mines Health & Safety Legislation permits the use of electrical equipment covered by a valid certificate of conformity, for example, an IECEx Certificate of Conformity that proves compliance with the IEC 60079 series of Standards as adopted in Australia.  The government, mining industry and equipment manufacturers and suppliers welcome the flexibility that the Gazette approach provides in risk management with minimal regulatory impact.  The use of IECEx certification as a ‘passport’ has enabled Australian mining service operators, equipment manufacturers and suppliers to expand their businesses to embrace opportunities to operate in a global market. 32 IECEx & Australian Coal Mining Industry – A CASE STUDY
  • Despite some initial concerns in government with ‘gazetting’ the IECEx Equipment Scheme, all stakeholders now acknowledge the following benefits of the Gazette system:  Better use of regulator resources to conduct field work in the industry in areas of:  Continual improvement of safety and risk management  Education and training  Stakeholder networking and communication  Reduced time for the introduction of new, safer and more efficient equipment from local and international suppliers through the reduced need for testing, inspections, certification, approvals etc. provided by IECEx certification 33 IECEx & Australian Coal Mining Industry – A CASE STUDY
  • The KEYS TO SUCCESS of the IECEx Equipment Scheme in the Australian coal mining industry have been: 1. Regular and structured communication involving ALL industry stakeholders 2. All stakeholders being actively involved with the development, implementation and management of the Scheme 3. A mature, committed and industry-wide approach to safety and risk management 4. Support from government legislators and regulators with a long term view 5. Clear points of contact at mines with qualified electrical engineers 34 IECEx & Australian Coal Mining Industry – A CASE STUDY
  • 35 IECEx System www.iecex.com IECEx Services Scheme Certification of Ex Service Providers, eg Repair and overhaul workshops Schemes within the IECEx System
  • IECEx Certified Service Facilities Scheme Assesses and certifies that organizations and workshops that provide Ex equipment installation, inspection, repairs, maintenance, overhaul and reclamation services to the Ex industry work in accordance with the requirements of IEC International Standards IEC 60079-14 and IEC 60079-19. 36 The system includes on-site audits prior to issuing the IECEx Certificate and periodic audits to ensure Repair and Overhaul processes continue to comply with requirements and provides a: ■ Facility Assessment Report (FAR) ■ IECEx Service Facility Certificate of Conformity (CoC) and is supported by the IECEx CoPC Scheme
  • 37 Schemes within the IECEx System IECEx System www.iecex.com IECEx Certified Persons Scheme (CoPC) Competency to work in Ex field (New) This IECEx Scheme is an International Conformity Scheme that provides the global Ex industries with a single system for the assessment and qualification of persons meeting the competency prerequisites needed to properly implement the safety requirements based on the suite of IEC International Standards covering explosive atmospheres, e.g. the IEC 60079 and IEC 61241 series of standards.
  • What is Competency?  Competence = Application of knowledge and skills to the standards of performance required in the workplace.  Competency includes all aspects of work performance and not just specific skills…  Persons must be aware of the hazards in their work area and work safely in their presence  Persons must know what they are doing under various scenarios  Equipment must be used correctly 38
  • The IECEx CoPC Scheme The IECEx Personnel Competence Scheme  is a global scheme  supports other training, certification and induction systems  recognizes that both knowledge and skills are needed for safe working  does NOT require, specify, organise or provide training  recognises many paths to ‘competency’  requires ongoing confirmation of currency 39
  • 40 1. Who is the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 2. IEC and Standards 3. IEC Standards and Conformity Assessment 4. IEC Conformity Assessment Systems 5. Relevance of IECEx for the Mining Industry 6. … where to next …
  • IECEx Member Countries - 2013 Malaysia Netherlands Norway New Zealand Poland Romania Russian Federation Singapore Slovenia South Africa Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom United States of America Australia Brazil Canada China Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Germany Hungary India Italy Japan Korea, Republic of
  • 42 IECEx - Current Participants  IECEx 02 Equipment Scheme:-  44 x IECEx Certification Bodies (ExCBs)  50 x IECEx Testing Laboratories (ExTLs)  IECEx Service Facility Scheme (ExCBs x 13)  IECEx Mark License System (ExCBs x 14)  IECEx Personal Competence (ExCBs x 7)
  • 43  IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme  13,734 Certificates issued since 2003  Supported by 17,828 Technical and Assessment Reports  23 Conformity Mark licenses (covering 200 CoCs)  IECEx Certified Service Facilities  121 facilities certified since 2007  IECEx Certified Persons Scheme  242 persons certified as ‘competent’ since 2010 IECEx - Current “stats’ @ 30 July 2013
  • 44 United Nations Endorsement of IECEx New United Nations Publication, March 2011 endorsing IEC TC 31 Standards + IECEx as “world’s best practice”.
  • 45 US Coast Guard Adopts IECEx
  • What's Next in IECEx??  Coverage of Non-Electrical Standards by IEC TC 31M  Expansion of the IECEx Certified Services Scheme to cover services in:  Ex equipment Installation  Ex equipment Inspection  Area Classification  Ex equipment maintenance, overhaul and reclamation  Work on new IEC Standard for “Ex s” [Special Protection] by IEC TC 31
  • On-going IECEx Activities in Australia 47  Standards Australia Committees (EL-014 and EL-023) have, over the last 10-15 years, worked on adopting IEC Ex Standards AND increasing participation in IEC TC 31 work as a closer link to the international scene.  “Local Adoptions” include:  AS/NZS 60079.10.1 (from IEC 60079.10.1)  AS/NZS 60079.14 (from IEC 60079.14  AS/NZS 60079.17 (from IEC 60079.17)  There are some instances of Australian needs for standards that IEC don’t have so there is a need to continue to develop and maintain Australian Standards eg. for Fuel Dispensers, Mining Cable, and Plugs and Receptacles
  • Involvement in Ex Standards activities in Australia 48 … via Industry or Professional Association (eg. Ai Group, Engineers Australia, IICA, MEMMES) nomination of experts to Standards Australia Committees: • EL-014, Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres • 25 members from industry, government and other stakeholders • = ‘the Australian mirror committee’ to IEC TC 31 • EL-023, Electrical Equipment for Mines and Quarries • 18 members • MS-011, Classification of Hazardous Areas • 21 members
  • INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION © IEC:2007 Thank you for your attention www.iecex.com mark.amos@iecex.com