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Major Updates to the INMETRO Ordinance for Hazardous Locations Products

The National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) in Brazil published an update and consolidation of the conformity assessment requirements for hazardous locations products.

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April 5, 2022

INMETRO issued these updates through the new Ordinance 115 as of March 23, 2022, which replaced Ordinance 179 as of May 18, 2010.

The updated Ordinance 115:2022 includes several changes, including:

  1. Compliance with Requisitos Gerais de Certificação de Produto (RGCP)
  2. The Certification for this Ordinance is now valid for six years
  3. Applicable standards updated to the latest version
  4. New INMETRO logo to be implemented

The updated Ordinance becomes effective on April 1, 2022. Products with existing certification must be evaluated for compliance with the new standards during the next stage of evaluation, such as maintenance or recertification.

How to adapt products for updated standards

With locations and experts in Brazil, UL can help manufacturers, importers and suppliers that need to recertify products to the updated INMETRO standards. From identifying applicable requirements to assembling technical files and facility audits, UL has local experts to support your compliance needs. Manufacturers can tap into our expertise, leveraging our resources and services to navigate local compliance smoothly. 

Stay tuned for a webinar about these important changes next month.

Contact us to learn about UL’s complete solution for the hazardous locations industry.