Inspection and Audits

Karandikar Laboratories is your trusted partner for comprehensive inspection, audit, and area classification services for all types of hazardous area electrical installations. Our Inspection Division holds the prestigious NABCB accreditation as a Type ‘A’ Inspection body, specializing in Area Classification and the inspection of electrical equipment in Hazardous Areas. We adhere to the highest standards to ensure the safety integrity of installations, including:

Standards and Regulations Covered

  • IEC, EN & IS/IEC 60079-17: Explosive Atmospheres – Electrical Installations Inspection and Maintenance
  • IS 4051 & AS/NZS 2290.1-2014: Electrical Equipment for Coal Mines – Inspection & Maintenance
  • IS 5572 & IEC, EN 60079-10-1: Explosive Atmospheres: Part 10-1: Classification of Areas – Explosive Gas Atmospheres
  • IEC, EN & IS/IEC 60069-10-2: Explosive Atmospheres: Part 10-2: Classification of Areas Explosive Dust Atmospheres
  • API 500 & API 505: Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities
  • IP 15: Area Classification Code for Installations Handling Flammable Fluids
  • IEC, EN 60079-14 & IS 16724: Explosive Atmospheres: Electrical Installations Design, Selection & Erection (other than Mines susceptible to firedamp)
  • GSR 612(E) 27 Aug 2008: PNGRB Technical Standards and Specifications, including Safety Standards for City or Local Natural Gas Distribution Networks.
  • PNGRB T4S Regulations 2008: Technical standards and specifications, including Safety Standards for City or Natural Gas Distribution Networks) Regulations 2008.
  • ISO/IEC, ISO/EN 80079-34: Explosive Atmospheres: Application of Quality Systems for Product Manufacture.

Certified Expertise

Our team of highly qualified and IECEx CoPC certified engineers specializes in:

  • Maintenance and visual, close, and detailed inspections of Ex equipment/installations (Units 004, 007 & 008)
  • Installation and testing of Ex installations (Units 003 & 006)

Types of Inspections and Audits

Initial Inspection

Pre-commissioning inspection to ensure the appropriateness of selected equipment for the hazardous zone.

Verification of correct installation in compliance with standards.

Periodic Inspections

Third-party inspections for existing installations to ensure continued safety integrity.

Monitoring the effects of deterioration or changes.

Final Product Inspection

Third-party inspections for final equipment to ensure manufacturing alignment with Ex Certification.

Verification of safety integrity for Ex Assemblies.

Area Classification

Classification of hazardous areas into Zones/Divisions.

Inspection of potential sources of release and identification of the type and extent of Zone/Division created.

Production Process Inspection

Ensuring the production process capability to ensure conformity to certified design.

Continuous monitoring of the conformity of the production process.

Specific Standards Covered

  • IS: 5572: 2009 and IEC 60079-10 | Classification of Hazardous Area
  • IS: 5571: 2009 and IEC 60079-Part 14 | Electrical installations designs, selection, and erection
  • IS/IEC 60079-17:2007 | Electrical installation, inspection, and maintenance
  • IS/IEC 60079-25 | Intrinsically safe electrical systems
  • IS/IEC 60079-19:2006 | Ex Equipment Repair, Overhaul & Reclamation

At Karandikar Laboratories, we prioritize safety and compliance, ensuring the highest standards in every inspection and audit we undertake.