- 1928 The first written document concerning Tests of Mining equipment in the Czech Rep. at Ostrava
- 1952 Foundation of Explosion Testing Laboratory as a part of Mining Research Institute at Ostrava-Radvanice.
- 1968 Foundation of National Testing and Approval Authority for devices used in potentially explosive atmospheres
- 1991 Separation of Testing and Approval department from Mining Research Institute (VVUU) and foundation of independent Physical-Technical Testing Institute based at Ostrava-Radvanice
- 1997 Awarded statute of National Authorized Body No. AO 210 according to the new law regulation (Act No.22/1997 Coll.) for technical requirements on products.
- 2001 Awarded statute of Notified Body No. NB 1026 for 94/9/EC Directive (ATEX 100 )
- 2004 Member of the IECEx Scheme
- 2006 Aproved Ex Certification Body ExCB and Ex Testing Laboratory ExTL within the IECEx Scheme
Who we are:
- We are the only one organization notified for a testing and certification of equipment and protective systems intended for use in explosive atmospheres in Czech Rep. according to 94/9/EC Directive (ATEX 100)
- Independent, commercially self-dependent institute, providing services in the field of equipment and protective systems intended for use in explosive atmospheres.
- We are owned by Czech Government. We are not financed by the state budget and we are operating on the self – financing principle of non-profit organization. The all profit is invested back in the company.
How we differ from some other consultant companies:
- We are neither directly nor indirectly connected with companies, being engaged in production, design, operation, maintaining or selling of devices and protective systems used in explosive atmospheres.
- We are not interested in the commercial interests of manufacturers as well as users. Therefore, our services can be provided impartially and independently.
- Due to good professional skills of our staff as well as due to our quality technical facilities, we are able to provide our services mainly ourselves without the subcontracting. The subcontracting is used exceptionally only.
- Our priority is not to generate the profit, but provide credible services