To compete in today’s modern world, manufacturers need to innovate safely, mitigate risks and access global markets. The Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) has enabled the manufacturing environment to evolve into a complex and connected ecosystem with the potential of great gains, but it also has increased associated risks that need to be mitigated. The risks can be significant and are not only monetary but can also affect your brand. As a global leader in safety science, we are uniquely qualified to help established and emerging technology meet growing demands while protecting people and the environment.
There are many considerations when planning to launch your products in your target markets. Identifying the best potential markets for your products and navigating the complexities of international product safety and market access, especially regulatory compliance, performance testing and certification, are among the most important. With numerous scheme and mark requirements around the world, it is essential to have a trusted resource familiar with what is required long before you reach the border.
UL can ease your launch process by providing you with a global roadmap, in-country support where you need it, and testing and certification expertise, often combining multiple countries at one time, to suit your launch plan. Our product and Global Market Access experts will help to identify applicable requirements and provide testing and certification services for regulations including:
- Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
- Functional Safety
- Energy Efficiency
Our Global Market Access Configurator gives you an overview of some of the certifications that we can assist you with obtaining. Utilizing one centralized point of expertise for testing and certification allows you to receive multiple certifications at once for the trusted UL Mark and other global marks.
The hazardous locations industry is challenged to design and produce safe, reliable, energy efficient and innovative products to be installed in potentially explosive atmospheres for the oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food, mining and transportation industries. In this competitive market, global expansion complicates this daunting task by requiring manufacturers to not only identify and understand global certification requirements but also to apply them to their innovations. Leverage our expertise to understand applicable regulations and obtain local certification marks using your UL, C-UL, ATEX, International Electrotechnical Commission Explosive (IECEx) or National Institute of Metrology Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) certifications.
- Product certification UL, C-UL ATEX, IECEx, INMETRO and RETIE
- Global Market Access
- Technical Education, Training and Seminars for Hazardous Locations
- IECEx Scheme for Certification of Personnel Competence (CoPC) for Explosive Atmospheres
- Equipment Repair Facility Service Certifications
- Evaluation of the Quality Management System of the production, including quality reports (QAR and PQAN)
Electrical Equipment and Automation
We’ll help you gain a comprehensive view of product and process efficiency within any given system and empower you to mitigate potential hazards and failures. We provide component and system testing and certification and have broad knowledge of local, national and international standards and codes. Our involvement in the CB Scheme, an international system for mutual acceptance of test reports and certifications, helps manufacturers accelerate the process of gaining the compliance credentials necessary to rapidly enter global markets. Leverage our worldwide leadership in safety science to sharpen your competitive edge.
Factory and Industrial Automation
We can help guide you through the digital transformation of industrial automation. We offer a broad range of services reinforcing safety and security on all levels within the production environment, including testing and certification of industrial automation equipment, interoperability and cybersecurity services, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and wireless communication testing, as well as functional safety assessments and market access services.
- Industrial Control Panels
- Factory Automation Equipment
- Electrical Components
Electrical Generation and Distribution
Rely on or experience in the global energy industry, and our services for equipment that produces, distributes, or controls energy, to accelerate access to your target markets. We can help you maintain safety and mitigate risk for your energy equipment offerings. We’ll assist you in demonstrating quality, reliability and performance so that you can efficiently and confidently bring products to market. As alternative energy needs expand, the demand for low and medium voltage transformers also grows. We test transformers to a broad range of U.S. and international standards and can also evaluate transformers for efficiency and K-factor ratings.
- Engine Generators
- Grounding and Bonding Equipment
- Circuit Protection
Electric mobility, more commonly known as e-mobility, encompasses all technologies, products, services and infrastructure that support and power electric and hybrid vehicles. The e-mobility industry is driving the future of transportation by developing efficient and safe offerings that will meet regional emission standards and consumer total cost of ownership (TCO) demands. We are uniquely positioned to support our e-mobility customers as we are accredited to test to all EV standards in the major global markets. You can leverage our two decades of experience evaluating the safety of equipment used with EVs, as well as our proven expertise and technical capabilities to test and evaluate new products.
- Electric Vehicles
Functional safety is the critical part of the overall safety of a system or product that depends on the correct execution of specific commands and functions. As more and more products and systems incorporate complex microelectronics and software, it is increasingly challenging to assess and implement safety-related functions. Additionally, products and systems are becoming interconnected in more ways as the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow. We provide comprehensive functional safety services to meet the evolving needs of a new industrial age. We are dedicated to helping you navigate the complex technical and regulatory challenges of today’s functional safety landscape. A few examples of this include:
- Autonomous vehicles
- Machine safety and robotics
- Industrial control systems (ICS)
- Consumer smart home products
- Smart factories and supply chains