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UL Now Qualified to Offer CCC Factory Audits for Explosive Atmospheres Products

Enabling us to best serve customers globally.

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April 28, 2020

UL now has eight experts on staff that have been registered as auditors qualified to perform CCC quality system audits. On March 27, the China Certification and Accreditation Administration (CCAA) issued a list of registered auditors, which includes these UL engineers. Our experts are located across four continents, enabling us to best serve customers globally. Working together with our partners in China, UL can now assist in all phases of the process leading up to CCC certification.

On Oct. 1, 2019, equipment for use in hazardous locations was added to the list of products required to carry the CCC Mark. There is a one-year transition period for all impacted products. It will be up to the manufacturer to ensure their desired products are certified by Oct. 1, 2020, otherwise their existing certification will be invalid.

The new CCC regulation requires special audits to be performed at any factory producing these product types. The audit is based on ISO/IEC 80079-34, Application of Quality Systems for Ex Product Manufacture. The quality system requirements in this standard are over-and-above ISO 9001 requirements. UL employees can now perform these CCC audits in combination with an ATEX, IECEx or INMETRO quality system audit.

How UL can help

UL can accelerate the certification process by assisting manufacturers in obtaining CCC certification, including auditing, testing and evaluation to Chinese national standards. We can help streamline the CCC testing and auditing as an integral part of our existing services for U.S. certification, ATEX and IECEx, helping you to achieve certification in time for the Oct. 1, 2020, mandatory date. Start preparing now to help ensure business continuity.

Contact UL today to discuss if a remote audit would work for you.