SASO recently announced that suppliers and manufacturers must obtain a National Recognition Certificate for equipment and devices intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The certificate, issued by the International Electrotechnical Commission System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres, is a prerequisite for entry to the Saudi market beginning November 1, 2021.
The following products will require IECEx Certificates as of November 1, 2021:
- Junction box with cable glands
- Control box with cable glands
- Gas detectors & sensors and gas detection systems
- Electrical plugs and other connecting devices
- Electric pumps
- Fixed linear lighting