IECEx System Accreditation
(Note: You may view a copy of UL's IECEx System accreditation certificate.)
UL is accredited as an IECEx System Ex Certification Body (ExCB) and Ex Testing Laboratory (ExTL) for IEC hazardous locations standards. With this accreditation, UL's Northbrook, IL office becomes the leading hazardous locations certifier in the US to be accredited under the System. This US accreditation under the IECEx System complements UL's existing IECEx System accreditation for UL International Demko A/S in Europe.
The IECEx is a multilateral conformity assessment system based on IEC standards that offers a single international Ex test report (ExTR) for acceptance in all participating countries -- eliminating the need for duplicate testing. These IECEx System ExTRs can be taken to any of the participating countries to obtain certification to whatever the applicable requirements may be -- whether local, regional, or global. For the hazardous locations market, 30 countries across Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America are accepting these IECEx System ExTRs for in-country certification. Now you can reduce your testing and certification costs while broadening your ability to get your hazardous locations products to new and emerging markets.
UL maintains testing and certification expertise in all hazardous locations area classifications, protection methods and product categories -- from intrinsically safe apparatus to flameproof control stations to increased safety luminaires to Zone 2 process equipment. In addition, UL has locally based HazLoc staff in Northbrook, IL (US), UL International Demko A/S (EU), and UL do Brasil (Brazil). By combining UL's locally based HazLoc accredited expertise with IECEx System country partnerships, UL is positioned to meet your global requirements for hazardous locations safety testing and certification through single points of contact.
Take advantage of our IECEx System accreditation service and convenience of having all testing and communication handled through one location. Just let us know your schedule and an IECEx System ExTR can be completed to meet your existing market requirements.
If you have an existing ExTR, you may submit it to pursue global certification with UL under the IECEx System.
UL also offers issuance of IECEx Conformity Mark Licenses for manufacturers. If you are submitting a request for an IECEx Conformity Mark License, please read our Procedure for Manufacturers to Obtain an IECEx Conformity Mark License.