Founded in 1990, INERIS is an EPCIP (French public research body of an industrial and commercial character), under the aegis of the French Ministry of Ecology.
IECEx is one international certification system created by International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
Based on its experience, in the field of explosive atmospheres and particularly in the assessment of non-electrical equipment at the European level, INERIS has been accepted by IECEx as ExTL and ExCB for the assessment and the certification of non-electrical equipment.
Due this fact, INERIS has henceforth in its scope ISO 80079-36 and -37 standards.
In addition, INERIS has just issued the first IECEx certificate for a non-electrical equipment.