Phoenix Contact USA has received a quality assurance notification (QAN) certificate to design and produce products that meet the ATEX (Directive 94/9/EC and IECEx) standard for explosive atmospheres. The company was audited by KEMA, Burlington, Mass., an independent expert on risk, performance and quality management in the field of electricity, gas and heat.

By obtaining approval to the ATEX/IECEx standards, Phoenix Contact USA, Middletown, Pa., has added the capability to develop innovative products for all type of devices that deal with explosive atmospheres. This will complement process fieldbus markets such as Fieldbus Foundation, Profibus PA and other markets that require explosion protection techniques.