Conference Programme



07:45 – 08:30


08:30 – 08:40

Welcoming remarks 
Mr Chris Agius, IECEx Executive Secretary

08:40 – 09:00

Opening Address / Key Note Speech
Dr. sc. Martina Dalic - Republic of Croatia, Deputy Prime Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts

09:00 – 9:30

Overview and Vision of the IECEx International Certification System and  operational areas to :

  • Facilitate World Trade in Equipment and Services
  • Single On-Line Certificate System
  • Whole Life Cycle
  • Human Factor

 Dr Thorsten Arnhold, IECEx Chairman - IECEx Conference 2018 Split Presentation

09:30 – 10:00

The IECEx International Certification System - UNECE endorsement and the CRO

 Ms Lorenza Jachia, UNECE - IECEx  Conference_2018_Split Presentation

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee/Tea break

10:30 – 11:00

Area Classification – Principles and Practices according to IEC 60079-10 series

 Mr Peter Thurnherr, thuba - IECEx_Conference_2018_Split Presentation (1030-11:30)

11:00 – 11:30

Practical approach to Ex installations according to the requirements of IEC 60079-14 and the inspection requirements of IEC 60079-17


11:30 –12:00

IECEx Certified Services Scheme – opportunities for experts from this region

 Mr Ron Sinclair, SGS Baseefa -_IECEx_Conference_2018_Split Presentation

12:00 –13:30


Lunch – RStahl AG - Sponsored Event

(lunch will be provided free of charge to facilitate networking opportunities)

13:30 - 14:00

Overview of some national or regional Ex verification or approval systems and how use of IECEx facilitates such approvals in addition to providing international certification

 Mr Ron Sinclair, SGS Baseefa - IECEx_Conference_2018_Split Presentation

14:00 – 14:30

IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme

  • Process to gain IECEx Certificate
  • Value in holding an IECEx Certificate

 Mr Damir Korunic, Ex Agencija - IECEx_Conference_2018_Split Presentation

14:30 – 15:00

Assembly certification for explosive dust atmospheres – An explanation of the importance to correctly address the hazards and extent of these hazards prior to design and operation of assemblies containing explosive dust atmospheres along with the need to test explosive properties of dusts to securely mitigate explosion risks

 Mr Marino Kelava, Fiditas - IECEx Conference 2018 Split Presentation

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee/Tea break

15:30 – 16:00

Competence of Personnel in Hazardous Areas

  • What is ‘competence’ and how is it obtained
  • Why it is important
  • Validation and certification of competence

 Mr Arpad Veress, Ind-Ex - IECEx Conference 2018 Split Presentation

16:00 – 16:30

End User Feedback – A detailed presentation covering the industry needs of the user concerning, day to day operations

  • Equipment procurement
  • Installation / Maintenance / Repair
  • Competence of people

 Mr. Mario Cikojevic, CEMEX - IECEx Conference 2018 Split Presentation

16:30 - 17:00

IEC TC 31 Standards update

Mr. Neil Dennis, IEC SC31J Chair on behalf of Mark Coppler IEC TC 31 Chairman - IECEx Conference 2018 Split Presentation

17:00 – 17:30

Open Forum, to offer all attendees the opportunity to raise questions concerning Ex aspects and IECEx and to consider an industry position concerning Ex and IEC TC 31 Standards and IECEx.


Close + final remarks
Mr Chris Agius, IECEx Executive Secretary

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