Switch with ?CCC Ex? for the Chinese market

CCC ? without proof of China Compulsory Certification, many industrial goods are denied access to the ?Middle Kingdom?. Since 1st October 2020, this compulsory marking has also extended to products with explosion protection. Therefore, all WIKA instruments that fall under the provisions have the corresponding certificate ? ?CCC Ex?. This also includes switches such as mechanical pressure and temperature switches.
China Compulsory Certification has been in force since 2002. The introduction of CCC was aimed at developing a uniform certification standard for selected goods with regard to the People?s Republic of China. It had been also intended to ensure equal treatment of domestic and foreign companies and their goods relative to WTO rules.
Certification applies for domestic and foreign companies
Initially, 132 product groups were covered by CCC. Since then, the products listed therein may neither be sold or found in China nor imported in to the country with out a CCC certificate. Accordingly, the certification requirement applies equally to domestic and foreign companies.
Examples of instruments with CCC Ex certificate: model PCA compact pressure switch (left), model TXS miniature temperature switch (right) and model MA1 pressure switch with diaphragm element
?CCC Ex? marking
Initially, WIKA?s measuring instruments weren’t suffering from the regulation. This changed when China also included explosion-protected products in the product group catalogue. Since that time, these products must be marked with ?CCC Ex?. The necessary certification is carried out in a three-stage process. This includes:
type testing (assessment and certification of the Ex product)
the factory inspection (initial certification of the respective manufacturing site)
the annual monitoring audits after certification
Five-year validity
Like every CCC certificate, ?CCC Ex? is also valid for five years after successful testing, provided the manufacturer carries out the annual monitoring audits.
All WIKA Ex products that correspond to the listed goods of the CCC will have a ?CCC Ex? marking. They are able to therefore be used for the Chinese market without any problems. The instruments include mechanical pressure and temperature switches, electrical thermometers (resistance thermometers and thermocouples) along with float and tuning fork switches for level monitoring.
?CCC Ex? ? Two switch series
The mechanical pressure and temperature switches contain two series:
Instruments with flameproof enclosure (Ex d) for measuring gauge pressure (PXA, PCA, MA, MAG, MAB, MAH, BAX, BA), differential pressure (DE, DA), absolute pressure (APA) and temperature (TXA, TCA, TAG)
Intrinsically safe instruments (Ex i) for measuring gauge pressure (PXS, PCS, MW, BWX), differential pressure (DC, DW), absolute pressure (APW) and temperature (TXS, TCS, TWG).
Note
More info on our pressure switches and temperature switches are available on the WIKA website. Do you want to buy pressure switches? Inside Refundable -shop you will discover a few of our standard designs. Should you have any questions, your contact will gladly help you.
See also our article
CCC for electrical thermometers

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