April 22, 2014
NORTHBROOK, Ill, April 22, 2014 - UL, a global safety science leader, announced today that the company has become one of the listed Notify Bodies (NB: 0539) in the European Measurement Instrument Directive (MID) - 2004/22/EC Annex B covering Active Electrical Energy Meters (Annex MI-003).
As of April 7, 2014, UL began offering the MID module B meter evaluation and certification service that includes examining the technical design of a measuring instrument to ensure that it meets the appropriate requirements of the EU Directive. This is important for U.S. manufacturers exporting and selling smart meters to the European market.
As a result of this recent accreditation, UL's testing capabilities have now been extended to cover more than 70 percent of the world's requirements in utility meter domain. UL's existing testing scope services include, among others, the ANSI C12 for North America and the IEC Meter Test and NMI-M6 pattern test for key markets in Asia Pacific.
"By extending our utility meter domain testing capabilities into the European market, UL is better able to help U.S. manufacturers navigate the complex challenges and regulatory landscape of global market access," said Mike Chan, UL's Business Development Manager for Global Meters. "Our complete service testing and accreditation portfolio, combined with the company's 120-year solid reputation and expertise in safety science, position UL as a leading global service provider for the Smart Meter market."
For more information, please contact Mike Chan via e-mail to [email protected] or visit https://industries.ul.com/energy-and-industrial-systems/smart-meters.
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