Intertek Announces the Availability of a New Whitepaper Detailing Rules of Testing and Certification for Hazardous Locations

Valuable information that can help you save time and money during product design.

Boxborough, MA, October 05, 2008 --( Intertek (LSE: ITRK), a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, has announced the availability of a new white paper titled Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Requirements—Understand the difference between European and North American rules.

Intertek certifies products for compliance with the National Electrical Code (NEC) in the U.S., the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) in Canada, IECEx and the European Union's ATEX and CE Marking Directives. Some of the standards that are commonly tested include those of ANSI, UL, IEC, CSA, MIL Specs, FM, and CENELEC and CEN.

This complimentary white paper guides you through the key differences between Zone and Division systems, IP ratings, NEMA enclosure ratings and much more.

Click this link to download this paper today.

For further information, please contact:

Hope Mascott, Marketing Communications Manager
Telephone: 978-635-8565


About Intertek
Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace.

Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 23,000 people in 110 countries around the world.

For further information, visit
Hope Mascott
(978) 635-8565