By: Kongpob Rattanakornkun, Thailand Regulatory Program Expert
UL, a global safety science organization, officially opened a new laboratory in Samut Prakan, Thailand. The new facility features cutting-edge testing equipment and will serve as UL’s regional hub for testing appliances, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (AHVAC) equipment across diverse industries. Keith Williams, UL CEO & President, and Sajeev Jesudas, President of UL International, joined more than 40 government officials and representatives from local industry associations and customers for the grand opening ceremony.
UL is expanding its presence in Thailand and ASEAN as the AHVAC industry continues to rapidly develop in the region. Bolstered by world-leading economic growth, demand for AHVAC safety and energy efficiency testing services in ASEAN has continued to surge over the years. With its strategic presence in Thailand, the second largest economy in Southeast Asia, and a highly skilled engineering team, the new laboratory will enable UL’s customers to gain rapid access to global markets through safer, superior products.
The new laboratory is located at 888 Moo 5, Samrong Nua, Muangsamutprakan, Samut Prakan 10270, Thailand.
Test Facilities of UL Thailand Lab:
UL’s Thailand lab is equipped with cutting-edge equipment and instrumentation:
- 10 & 5 Ton Test Chambers for HVAC products (Ability to do VRF testing and multiple testing)
- Washing Machine Test Chamber
- Flammable Refrigerant Leakage Testing Apparatus
- Test Room for Ingress Protection Testing, Lock Rotor Testing, Material Testing, Electrical Testing and Mechanical Testing
The above equipment and instrumentation are applicable to residential and commercial air conditioners, washing machines, tumble dryers, refrigerators, freezer and motor compressors.
UL Thailand Lab Accreditation
In August 2018, UL Thailand received the official laboratory accreditation certificate (TIS17025-2548) from Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI). UL also received the CBTL certificate, which accepts the UL Thailand lab to operate as a CB Testing Laboratory under the responsibility of National Certification Body (NCB) UL-DEMKO under the IECEE CB Scheme.
How UL can help: UL Thailand can conduct safety and energy efficiency testing and offer services to provide access to the following markets:
- ASEAN: Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia
- Middle East: G-Mark, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait*
- Other: Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North America*, Canada*
*Only Safety Testing
Contact point: Underwriters Laboratories (Thailand) Limited. Address: 888 Moo 5, Samrong Nua, Muangsamutprakan, Samut Prakan 10270, Thailand. Phone number: +66 2106 9600 Email: [email protected]