Poland to host IECEx event

Third IECEx International Conference to take place in Europe

By Claire Marchand

In just three years, the IECEx international conferences have made their mark and are becoming must-go events on the annual conference circuit for the Ex industry sector. After Dubai, UAE (United Arab Emirates) in 2012 and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2014, the city of Gdańsk, in Poland, will host the 2015 IECEx International Conference on 22-23 April, so please save the date in your calendar!

Gdansk old town and waterfront
The IECEx conference will take place in Gdańsk, Poland, on 22-23 April 2015

A great networking opportunity

Jointly organized by IEC and IECEx (IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres), together with UDT (Urzad Dozoru Technicznego), the Polish Member Body of IECEx, in conjunction with UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe), the conference is a unique opportunity for industries in the region and from around the world to become better acquainted with IECEx and find out how they can best benefit from the services the System provides, and also to get involved and form precious contacts and networks within the Ex community of experts.

World experts share experience and knowledge

The conference will bring together experts from all over the world, involved in international standardization, equipment manufacturing, inspection, repair and overhaul of Ex equipment and systems, and the assessment and certification of personnel competence. Issues concerning requirements and regulations in the region will also be covered.

Through their presentations and direct contact with participants, these experts will be able to share their experience and detailed knowledge on all matters pertaining to the Ex field, such as plant design, principles and practical applications of area classification, installation and repair in compliance to IEC International Standards.

They will answer questions, provide advice and give valuable information to anyone involved in the Ex sector.

UNECE best practices

As part of the conference agenda, UNECE will discuss the conclusions and findings of their global study into regulations for the Ex field, presented in the “Common Regulatory Framework for Equipment used in Environments with an Explosive Atmosphere”. The publication is based on and encompasses international best practice and international standards, and in particular standards from IEC TC (Technical Committee) 31: Equipment for explosive atmospheres. It also formally endorses IECEx as the recommended global best practice model for verifying conformity to international standards.

Get involved, participate!

Do not miss the opportunity to listen and talk to leading experts who may give you a new take on issues pertaining to explosive atmospheres. And think twice before saying it is of no concern to you. The Ex industry is not just about oil and gas. The risk of fire or explosion exists in a variety of other sectors, such as transportation – including aerospace – furniture manufacturing, automotive manufacturing and repair, pharmaceuticals, food processing, grain handling and storage, sugar refineries and coal mining.

Register now to gain invaluable knowledge and a new perspective on safety issues in Ex environments!

Practical information

Admission to the conference is FREE of Charge.

The conference will be held in Gdańsk, Poland on 22-23 April 2015.

For registration and details on the event, please visit the official conference site at: www.iecex.com/gdansk/

For further information on IECEx, please go to: www.iecex.com, or send enquiries to info@iecex.com

Gdansk old town and waterfront The IECEx conference will take place in Gdańsk, Poland, on 22-23 April 2015
Offshore oil rig The Ex industry is not just about oil and gas...
Sawmill and piles of saw dust ...but includes many other sectors, such as sawmills