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EXERT CERTIFICATION HAS ISSUED THE FIRST IECEx CERTIFICATES FOR EX 011 IN THE WORLD!


EX 011 – BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE SAFETY OF HYDROGENE SYSTEMS


Exert Certification, approved CB for IECEx Certificate of Personnel Competence (CoPC) scheme, has issued the first IECEx Ex 011 (Hydrogen systems) Certificates in the World, both in Korea and Norway.

We are very pleased to announce that Exert Certification was approved by IECEx for the scope extension of Ex 011 in May 2023, and now we have issued the 4 first certificates in the World for this scheme. We believe that the Hydrogen industry will grow significantly in the years to come and with this growth comes the need for documenting competence within this field.


“We are very proud to be the first IECEx Certifying Body (CB) to issue competence certificates for Hydrogen Systems within the IECEx CoPC scheme and this is yet another important milestone for Exert.” says CEO and founder of Exert Certification, Einar Thorén.



"We experience a huge interest for Ex 011 from candidates who wants to expand their certificate with Hydrogen Safety, and we allready have several candidates in the pipeline for this scope.” Thorén continues.



HYDROGEN – A CLEAN SOURCE OF ENERGY?

Will hydrogen be part of the energy mix in the future? Many experts tend to agree that it could be an asset in the decarbonization of global energy systems, and potentially play a key role in providing electricity, heat, transportation and energy storage solutions.


HYDROGEN SAFETY

Hydrogen safety is the field that deals with the safe production, handling and use of hydrogen, especially as a fuel or coolant. Hydrogen is highly flammable and can ignite or explode in a wide range of concentrations with air. It can also cause metal embrittlement and leak easily due to its low density and small molecule size. Therefore, hydrogen safety requires special procedures and equipment to prevent accidents and ensure proper operation.

Competence on hydrogen safety is the ability to perform tasks involving hydrogen in a safe and reliable manner. It is important because hydrogen poses unique challenges and risks due to its flammability, explosiveness, leakage, and embrittlement effects. Competence on hydrogen safety can prevent accidents, injuries, and damages that could result from improper handling or use of hydrogen.




IECEx - A single certification process applied worldwide!


More information on the IECEx and its schemes: www.iecex.com


Exert Certification is also approved as Certifying Body (CB) by IECEx for the Certified Service Facilities (SFC) – IECEx 03-4 Inspection and maintenance.


Exert has gained a very strong position in Europe, Asia and Middle East with several trusted partner assessment centres for IECEx certifications.



EXERT CONTACTS

Norway & International

Exert Certification AS

Kjelleveien 21, 3125 Tønsberg, Norway

Contact: Einar Thorén

Phone: +47 91 00 97 66


Korea

Exert Operations 306ho Technosaneob-ro, 55boengil 37-19, Nam-gu, Ulsan, Korea

Contact: James Baek

Phone: +82 10 6680 0883





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