Field-based Hazardous Locations services
UL Solutions offers field-based services for hazardous locations (HazLoc) certifications and evaluations that can be performed on-site to help you meet regulatory requirements and streamline site approval processes. UL Solutions offers the industry extensive experience with field and factory certifications and HazLoc equipment evaluations.
UL Solutions’ field certification and evaluation teams are committed to delivering tailored services, providing:
- Quick turnaround time – Our vast network of experts empowers you to schedule your certification and evaluation needs at your convenience.
- Market acceptance – UL Solutions helps streamline your route to approval by authorities, regulators and vendors.
- Affordable fee structure – Our pricing structure is designed to provide competitive pricing for professional and responsive services.
- Global engineering technical expertise – We serve our customers worldwide at manufacturing or installation sites to meet critical timelines. Our engineering competencies comply with all regulatory requirements and address hazardous and ordinary locations (OrdLoc) requirements.
- Code authority confidence – Most code authorities have greater confidence when working with UL Solutions.
We can tailor our field-based services depending on your needs
UL Solutions has the HazLoc expertise and network of field engineers to assist manufacturers, site owners, contractors, and suppliers in verifying compliance with applicable construction, performance, marketing and instructional requirements outlined in the applicable safety standards. Our HazLoc field-based services include the following:
|Field Certifications / Evaluations||Installation Rules||Accreditation Basis||Applicable Product Safety Standards||Technical Competency||Location Where Evaluation Performed||Documentation of Compliance||Authority Having Jurisdiction Authorization||Application of Mark / Certificate Number||Installation Site restrictions|
|Field Evaluation||NEC / CE Code||NFPA 790 and NFPA ISO 17020||OrdLoc & HazLoc ANSI / CAN standards||OrdLoc & HazLoc competency needed||Field or Factory||Documentation of HazLoc and OrdLoc non-conformity issues||Engaged||Field Evaluated Product Label||Specific Site Installation|
|Limited-Production Certification||NEC / CE Code||ISO 17065, with particular system rules||OrdLoc & HazLoc ANSI / CAN standards||OrdLoc & HazLoc competency needed||Field or Factory||Documentation of all HazLoc and Ordloc design features necessary to control compliance||Not required||UL / C-UL Marks||None|
|Unit Verification Certification||ATEX Directive / IECEx System||ISO 17065, with particular system rules||HazLoc EN / IEC Ex standards||Only HazLoc competency needed||Field or Factory||Documentation (ExTR) of only HazLoc design features necessary to control compliance||Not required||ATEX / IECEx Certificate Numbers||None|
Our HazLoc field-based services cover North America and other regions
Our team of highly skilled engineers travels to the final installation site to evaluate pre-installed equipment throughout North America. We can also travel to other regions to pre-review equipment before relocating or shipping equipment to North America.
Unit Verification Certification
Across North America and Europe, our field team offers unit verification certification methods for the ATEX and IECEx certification systems for customized equipment in a potentially explosive atmosphere.
Limited-Production Certification (LPC)
We offer UL’s Limited-Production Certification (LPC) for a custom-built or limited quantity of products in North America. We can also travel to other regions to inspect, test, and certify equipment before relocating or shipping equipment to North America.
Our skilled field team executes a comprehensive process including:
- Reviewing the design, documents and certificates for the individual pieces of equipment.
- Examining the construction and testing the equipment on-site or at the factory.
- Inspecting all units covered by the certification. Note – Verifying the quality management process for producing this equipment is unnecessary.
- Labeling equipment with serialized marks and providing certificates declaring equipment compliant.
Common codes and standards applicable to this equipment and for which UL Solutions maintains technical expertise include:
HazLoc installation codes
- NFPA 70, Article 500-506, National Electrical Code® (NEC); CSA C22.1, Section 18 and Appendix J, Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code); IEC/EN 60079-14, Electrical installations
HazLoc division system standards
- Industrial control panels – UL 698A, the Standard for Industrial Control Panels Relating to Hazardous (Classified) Locations; UL 1203, the Standard for Explosion-Proof and Dust-Ignition-Proof Electrical Equipment for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations; CSA 30 (explosion-proof panels); UL 121201, Nonincendive Electrical Equipment for Use in Class I and II, Division 2 and Class III, Divisions 1 and 2 Hazardous (Classified) Locations; CSA 213 (nonincendive panels); NFPA 496 (purged/pressurized panels)
HazLoc zone system standards
- Electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres – IEC/EN 60079 series; UL 60079, the Standard for Explosive Atmospheres, series; CSA 60079 series, specifically including:
- Equipment assemblies – IEC TS 60079-46; UL RP 60079-46, the Standard for Recommended Practice for Explosive Atmospheres - Part 46: Equipment Assemblies; CSA 60079-46.
- Non-electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres – ISO 80079 series; UL 80079, the Standard for Explosive Atmospheres, series; CSA C80079 series
Applicable OrdLoc standards in support of HazLoc division and zone system standards
- Stationary engine generator assemblies – UL/ULC 2200, the Standard for Stationary Engine Generator Assemblies
- Measurement, control, and laboratory use equipment – UL/CSA 61010-1, the Standard for Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control, and Laboratory Use - Part 1: General Requirements
- Heating and cooling equipment – UL 1995, the Standard for Heating and Cooling Equipment; CSA 236; UL/CSA 60335-1, the Standard for Safety of Household and Similar Appliances, Part 1: General Requirements
- Machinery – UL 2011, Outline of Investigation for Machinery; NFPA 79