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UL Launches Mobile App Providing Global Hazloc Technical Expertise

January 28, 2016

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan. 28, 2016UL, a leading global safety science organization, launches a global hazardous locations mobile app to facilitate a common understanding of global hazardous locations (explosive atmospheres) for industry stakeholders. The app benefits designers, manufacturers, distributors, inspection & regulatory authorities (AHJs), and end-users across the oil & gas, chemical, agricultural, pharmaceuticals, offshore, and mining industries.

“Navigating the complex landscape of global hazardous locations is a challenge for industry stakeholders,” states Jeff Smidt, Vice President and General Manager for UL’s energy & power technologies division. “This new mobile app streamlines the information providing design, production, installation, inspection and regulatory compliance information in one trusted source – putting HazLoc technical expertise at the stakeholders’ fingertips.”

Available on iTunes® and Google Play™ to download for free, the UL HazLoc app includes the following attributes:

• Types of explosive atmospheres
• Likelihood an explosive atmosphere is present
• Ignition-related properties of explosive atmospheres
• Temperature classifications based on maximum surface temperatures
• Methods of explosion protection regarding electrical and non-electrical risks of ignition
• Markings required by both standards and by national or regional regulations
• National, regional and international standards, including a “Find Your StandardTM” feature based on the selection of five simple data points
• Ingress protection (IP) codes and Type ratings for equipment enclosures
• Contact options for additional information and questions

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