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Workshop for regulatory authorities of Latin American countries and BRICs countries on the whole life-cycle approach of IECEx certification schemes for explosive atmospheres”  will take place on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 in Fortaleza, Brazil.

For more information please visit: http://www.iecex.com/fortaleza/index.html

Workshop Agenda and Presentations

Timetable Presentation / Topic / Round Table / Panel Discussion
Morning Session Chairman - Dr. Uwe Klausmeyer, PTB Germany
08:30 – 09:00 Opening addresses
  Mr. Klaus Wucherer, President, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Mr. José Sebastião Viel, Director-General, COBEI / Brazil National Committee for IEC
Ms. Lorenza Jachia, WP.6 Secretary, UNECE
09:00 – 09:20 IEC standards for Equipment used in Environments for Explosive Atmosphere: a tool to enhance safety, business continuity and open international markets
Mr. Jim Munro – Australia - Chairman of International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Committee TC 31
09:20 – 09:40 The Whole Life-Cycle Certification Schemes for Safety in explosive atmospheres
Mr. Chris Agius – Australia – IECEx Secretary
09:40 – 10:00 The Personnel Competence Scheme for work in explosive atmospheres
Mr. Ralph Wigg – Australia – Past Convenor of IECEx ExPCC
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:20 – 10:40 The Ex Services Facilities Certification Scheme for work in explosive atmospheres
Mr. John Allen - UK-Deputy Chairman of IECEx ExPCC
10:40 – 11:00 Questions and answers by participants
11:00 – 11:30 The UNECE Sectoral Initiative on Equipment for Explosive Environments
Dr. Ing. Frank Lienesch,Coordinator,
Sectoral Initiative on Equipment for Explosive Environments
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany
11:30 – 12:00 A Whole Life-Cycle common regulatory framework for Equipment for Explosive Environments
Dr. Ing. Uwe Klausmeyer, Dir. and Prof.
Department 3.5 "Flame Transmission Processes"
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break
Afternoon Session Chairman - Mr. Jim Munro, IECE TC 31 Chairman
13:30 – 14:30 IEC Latin America – The acceptance of the IEC standards in Latin America
Speaker – Amaury Santos

General Panorama of the regulatory experience in Latin America countries:
Speakers: Mr. Roberval Bulgarelli (Brazil); Mr. Orlando Chavez (Peru); Ms. Yarez Zavala (Honduras) and other speakers to be confirmed
14:30 – 15:00 Ex Regulation in Brazil:
Mr. Alfredo Lobo, Director of Quality - National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (Inmetro)
The whole life-cycle approach of Brazilian Regulations on Explosive Atmospheres
15:00 – 15:30 The ATEX Directive
Mr. Ron Sinclair MBE - General Manager – SGS Baseefa; Chair – IECEx ExTAG; Vice Chair – European Ex NB Group; Chair: Cenelec TC31
15:30 – 16:00 Regulatory experience in the mining sector in Australia
Mr. Steve Bentham,  Inspector of Electrical Engineering, Industry & Investment Department, New South Wales, Australia
16:00 – 16:30 Overview of regulations in the BRICs countries?
16:30– 16:50 Panel discussion: Towards an internationally shared whole life-cycle regulatory system. A plan of action to address the needs of developing countries and emerging economies
16:50 – 17:15 Concluding remarks, resume, summary and conclusions:
Highlights, Proposal and further actions by Latin America and BRICS Regulators and UNECE
Ms. Lorenza Jachia, WP.6 Secretary, UNECE