MASC was established in October 2008 and in this time obtained accreditation from the Department of Mineral Resources and energy, SANAS and Department of Labour as well as International IECEx Accreditation. MASC has close to a 100 years Ex experience amongst its technical specialists. MASC is the first, private sector SANAS accredited Certification Body in Sub-Saharan Africa.
MASC’s facility covers over 1000m². MASC is a level 4 BBBEE approved company. MASC is the only International (IECEx) accredited Certification Body and Test Laboratory in Sub-Saharan Africa. MASC covers most disciplines in the Ex field with full accreditation. The personnel of MASC commits to professional conduct and practice, effective and efficient test and assessment results, as well as a high level of quality in all activities.
The primary standards applicable to Ex Equipment / Hazardous locations / Ex certification in South Africa are:
- SANS 10108: “The classification of hazardous locations and the selection of equipment for use in such locations.”
- ARP 0108: “Regulatory requirements for explosion-protected equipment click here.”
- DOL: "OHSA 85 of 1993 National COP for Electrical machinery in Hazardous Locations Regulatory Requirements for Explosion-protected apparatus click here."
- For a full scope of standards as published under Techincal Committee TC65 click here."