Explosion Research Ltd.

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We are a Class I Division 1,2 certification laboratory working with QPS (Certification body in Canada), providing expertise and Canadian Certification for hazardous area equipment, Intrinsically Safe Circuits (Exia), Explosion-Poof devices and critical safety circuits,(sometimes referred to as; C1D1, C1D2 certification )

We also conduct Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) and “Combustion Safety Control” Certification. We also certify LED lighting systems for Class I, Div 2 hazardous locations for the Canadian and US market place.  “Explosive Fluid Seal” testing for gas tightness and secondary seals is also part of our repertoire.  Having offices throughout Alberta makes it convenient for Canadian or USA certification.


If you are a manufacture or supplier of electrical / electronic equipment for the oil and gas industry- We are the ones to contact to get your product to market and certified to CSA (Canadian Standards Association) or UL standards.  We used to be partners with Entela; now we have grown to be the most efficient certifiers for hazardous area in the oil and gas industry throughout North America. If you need to get your Hazloc **    product certified fast and efficiently- we are the ones that can help.


** The definition of “hazloc certification” :  In electrical engineering, hazardous locations ( C1D1 _  C1D2 certification ) is sometimes abbreviated to HazLoc, pronounced Haz•Lōk or Haz•LoK   



For an official quote regarding hazardous area  certification or “Hazloc” , Simply click on “application” and “Component form” (above)- SAVE TO YOUR DESKTOP;  Fill in the blanks as best you can and return via email (bstephenson@QPS.ca).

We will email you within a couple of days a detailed quote and the applicable paperwork to start your  products certification, evaluation and/or testing- (If you do not receive it in a couple of working days please call us at 780-905-9601) Make sure to save the file on your desktop just in case it gets lost in cyberspace. Then call us for an appointment. If the device is relatively small, you can also send us a sample at the same time to facilitate the process.




WE ARE EXPERTS; in Certification for Hazardous Areas:


o   intrinsically safe analysis/  --Ex ia ib ic-- intrinsically safe equipment certification (Ex ia)  to CSA standards

o   Critical safety analysis and failure mode effects analysis at the electronic component level

o   Infallible circuit analysis

o   zone 0 [Ex ia] Intrinsically safe certification

o   zone 1 certification/ explosion proof certification

o   Division 2 / non-incendive

o   Ex nA, Zone 2

o   Certification from small instrumentation and components to large skid buildings.

o   Burner safety components (electrical part of BMS) certification

o   CSA standard C22.2 No. 199 and  CSA C22.2 E60730 expertise (Burner ignition systems and components)

o   RTU and battery certification

o   LED lighting for hazardous location certification

o   Explosive Fluid Seal testing

o   If you require fast turnaround and upfront quoting  you’ve come to the right place.


Feel free to email:  bstephenson@qps.ca




o   Certification to CSA hazardous location standards more commonly used:

o   CSA no. 213

o   IEC 60079-11, IEC 60079-15 , IEC 60079-0, IEC 60079-18, IEC 60079-2, IEC 60079-7, IEC 60079-1

o   CSA Standard C22.2  no. 30

o   ANSI / ISA 12.27.01-2003

o   NFPA 496  (purged and pressurized panels)

o   CSA C22.2 No.137 hazardous area lighting


o   Certification to CSA general purpose location standards commonly used in conjunction with the above:

o   CSA no 142 , CSA C22_2 NO 61010-1

o   CSA no 14

o   SPE 1000

o   CSA no 250


o   Certification to Combustion safety (for Burner management systems) (and components)

o   CSA standard C22.2 no. 199

o   C22.2 No. 0.8-12 (Safety Functions Incorporating Electronic Technology)

o   ANSI Z21.20-2014 / CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 60730-2-5-14

o   CSA C22.2 No. 60730-2-5-14





EMAIL:   bstephenson@qps.ca
Bill Stephenson CET

9410-95 St.

Edmonton, Ab Canada, T6C 3X3
Phone: 780 905-9601