ANNEX IX of ATEX 94/9/EC directive : MODULE UNIT VERIFICATION

ANNEX IX : MODULE UNIT VERIFICATION

1. This module describes the procedure whereby the manufacturer ensures and declares that the equipment or protective system which has been issued with the certificate referred to in Section 2 conforms to the requirements of the Directive which are applicable to it. The manufacturer or his authorized representative in the Community shall affix the CE marking to the equipment or protective system and draw up a declaration of conformity.

2. The notified body shall examine the individual equipment or protective system and carry out the appropriate tests as set out in the relevant standard(s) referred to in Article 5, or equivalent tests, to ensure its conformity with the relevant requirements of the Directive.

The notified body shall affix, or cause to be affixed, its identification number on the approved equipment or protective system and shall draw up a certificate of conformity concerning the tests carried out.

3. The aim of the technical documentation is to enable conformity with the requirements of the Directive to be assessed and the design, manufacture and operation of the equipment or protective system to be understood.

The documentation shall contain:

- a general description of the product;

- conceptual design and manufacturing drawings and layouts of components, sub-assemblies, circuits, etc.;

- descriptions and explanations necessary for the understanding of said drawings and layouts and the operation of the equipment or protective system;

- a list of the standards referred to in Article 5, applied in full or in part, and descriptions of the solutions adopted to meet the essential requirements of the Directive where the standards referred to in Article 5 have not been applied;

- results of design calculations made, examinations carried out, etc.;

- test reports.