With over 120 years of experience in global safety testing and certification, find out how UL can help you with your electrical materials selection, and insulation systems testing and certification to bring your products quickly and safely to market.
UL for Electrical Insulation Materials and Systems
At UL, we test and certify electrical insulation materials (EIM) and electrical insulation systems (EIS) in an effort to help manufacturers build quality final components for end products that function as planned. In this industry, the complete EIS continues to be the primary focus, but understanding EIM certifications can help you understand the material certification process while allowing you to make the best decisions for your products.
UL’s EIS Subject Matter Expert, Mark Raymond, will be making a presentation in the CWIEME Central Theatre, ‘Electrical Insulation System Performance and Reliability’. Performance and reliability are essential attributes of the electrical components used in motors, generators, transformers, and coil constructions. Electrical insulation components are often issued their own individual thermal ratings – the maximum operational heat they can withstand – but it is the way these components perform in combination that is a true measure of the safety and reliability of the device. This combination of materials is the Electrical Insulation System (EIS). This thought leadership session will explain the principle of thermal aging, the need and benefit of thermally aged insulation systems and the direction this evaluation process is heading towards in the future.
UL focuses on the science, innovation, and success of your designs while following the rigorous EIS requirements that must be met during testing and certification. We work to stay aware of the changing market and we use UL, IEEE, and IEC standards to test these types of electrical components. Materials and design innovations have generated a lot of questions for manufacturers on the best way to get products certified as quickly as possible for markets both at home and abroad. Recent changes to UL 1446 as well as UL’s new Short Term Thermal Aging Test for Motors will assist to answer many of these questions.
Visit us at our Booth 3.1/E41 to find out more information on these changes and how we can assist you with your specific EIM or EIS project.
UL also offers public training, private and custom workshops and round-table discussions for various EIS topics. More information can be found here online, or talk to your UL Sales Contact.
Upcoming Opportunities in North America:
- UL’s Electrical Insulation Systems Customer Roundtable July 27th, 2016; Enfield, CT
- Electrical Insulation Systems UL 1446 September 7th, 2016; Northbrook, IL
Upcoming Opportunities in Europe:
- UL 1446: Electrical Insulation Systems (Class A, E, B, F, H used in Motors, Transformers, Bobbins) for USA Market Access
For more information, visit www.ul.com/eis.