November 29, 2023
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Mitigating Clothes Dryer Fires
According to USFA, every year, clothes dryer fires account for over $100 million in property losses. A majority of dryer fires occur as a result of highly combustible lint getting caught in the dryer’s vent and becoming heated to the point of ignition.
UL 325 50th Anniversary & Key Safety Issues
CAN/UL 325 helps mitigate the risks related to electric operators for doors, draperies, gates, louvers, windows, exterior awnings and other opening and closing appliances.
UL Solutions Launches Alarm Validation Scoring Certification
UL Solutions now offers a new service that assists monitoring centers and public safety professionals with a validation program for Call for Service prioritization based on the requirements in TMA AVS-01.
Wire Connectors Used for Splicing or Tapping Conductors on the Line Side of the Service
Effective Jan. 1, 2023, National Electrical Code® (NEC®) 230.46 requires wire connectors used for splicing or tapping conductors on the line side of service equipment to be certified (listed) as suitable for this use.
New Applications for Heat Pumps
Heat pumps are not a new technology, but there has been a trend of new and increased applications for advances for this technology coming from two main drivers.
Hydrogen Technologies in Refueling Station Facilities
Hydrogen is already being used as a fuel for vehicles, but there are many aspects to consider when determining the energy source’s environmental impacts.
The Influence of Recessed Luminaires in Fire Resistive Assemblies
This article describes three different scenarios where recessed luminaires can be properly installed within a fire resistance-rated assembly in accordance with the UL Solutions designs.
Bruce Johnson, managing editor
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