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Traceability of Corrosion Protection Coatings

This program provides third-party certification that the protective coatings you are using for steel enclosures of outdoor-use electrical equipment meet the requirements in Standard ANSI/UL 1332.

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Overview

Our Corrosion Protection Coatings Traceability program covers traceability of the coating material and verification of the application process for Recognized Component organic coating systems (Coatings, Organic, for Steel Enclosures of Outdoor-use Electrical Equipment, DTOV2). This program is intended to provide quick verification of the protective coatings that are applied at off-site locations and intended for use with end products.

Corrosion protection coatings applied under this program are intended to eliminate the uncertainty of the protective coating identity and application process in the end-use product. Protective coatings applied under this program have been verified as recognized to meet the requirements in Standard ANSI/UL 1332, Organic Coatings for Steel Enclosures for Outdoor Use Electrical Equipment. The protective coatings are required to have a specific marking on the coated enclosure or packaging that indicates the identity and verifies the coating application process.

Under this program, the protective coating applier is required to keep adequate records, allowing the correctly identified protective coating to be traced through receipt, storage, inventory withdrawal, application (according to the Conditions of Acceptability), finishing, packaging and shipping.

The Protective Coating Parts Traceability program creates value for end-product manufacturers by ensuring that the component specifications are not compromised and continue to meet our requirements. This program is covered by UL’s Recognition Service under the category of Applied Coatings, Organic, for Steel Enclosures of Outdoor-use Electrical Equipment (DTVV2).

Benefits

With expertise in safety science reaching back to 1894, UL is uniquely positioned to provide a complete view of how your products will function within a given system. This is particularly critical in the plastics and components industry. Interactions between substances, parts, systems and the environment can cause of a significant number of hazards and failures, which are rarely apparent when components are tested individually.

Our technical experts can also help you align your products to the appropriate UL Certification category and applicable Standards. This enables manufacturers of UL Certified products to easily source components that demonstrably meet their compliance needs and project specifications.

Even more so, we support you in your drive to protect public safety and brand value, mitigating your risk with quality assurance and supply chain compliance services. Our trustworthy reputation provides an important product differentiator in a crowded marketplace, communicating safety and quality to OEMs, purchasers and regulatory authorities.

Why UL

UL’s comprehensive testing, certification, assessment and regulatory compliance services are designed to foster innovation, enhance product and process quality, enable safety and, ultimately, help our customers meet their business goals.

Our broad capabilities enable us to help you address a wide variety of key business needs that may arise throughout your product development lifecycle and deployment phase. Working with one provider allows you to take advantage of our cost-and-time saving service bundles and our integrated testing and certification plans allow you to achieve your go-to-market plans in a timely manner.

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