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SST Group Self-regulating Cables are ATEX Certified

In December 2017, SST Group was awarded an ATEX certificate for its self-regulating electrical heating cables under the NTM, NTA, NTR and VTS brands. These products thus meet the stringent requirements of EU Directive 2014/34 / EU on the explosion safety of equipment. Renowned international certification center Sira Certification Service (part of the CSA Group) conducted the compliance assessment and issued the certificate.

ATEX is the umbrella term referring to a range of European Union directives, based on the abbreviation of the regulatory document’s title in French: Appareils destinés à être utilisés en ATmosphères EXplosibles (“Equipment intended for use in potentially explosive areas”).

The use of electrical equipment entails a high level of risk to humans, property and the environment in European Union countries, and is thus subject to obligatory certification stating that it complies with the ATEX Directives, bearing the single CE compliance and explosion safety symbols.

Being awarded ATEX certification is an important step for SST Group in strengthening its position on international markets. Now, self-regulation heating cables under the NTM, NTA, NTR and VTS brands can be used without restriction in electrical heating systems in the oil-and-gas sector and the chemical sector, as well as in other industrial facilities in European countries with the most exacting requirements and explosion protection measures.

SST Group is fully commited to ensuring the safety of its products. The company has implemented and certified a quality management system according to ISO 9001: 2015 and GOST R ISO 9001-2015 standards. Our products have undergone testing for compliance with international standards through leading European certification centers VDE, SGS, Sira and NANIO CCVE.

SST Group is the only manufacturer of full-cycle self-regulating electric heating cables in Russia. The NTM, NTA, NTR and VTS brands are designed to provide protection from freezing and to maintain correct temperatures. They are used in electric heating systems, pipelines, storage tanks, reservoirs, in technological equipment in oil and gas facilities, as well as in the chemical industry and the gold mining industry, among others.