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Hazardous Locations

Our advisory, auditing, testing and certification verification and training services can help you get the HazLoc compliance credentials you need to compete in the complex global supply chain.

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Accelerate market access with global hazardous locations compliance expertise

Our global network of hazardous locations (HazLoc) technical experts and state-of-the-art facilities helps manufacturers gain the compliance credentials they need to compete in a more complex global supply chain. Our local certification staff can help any HazLoc manufacturer understand local regulations and obtain local hazardous location and area certification marks, including UL, C-UL, ATEX, International Electrotechnical Commission Explosive (IECEx), ECASEx, UK-CA or National Institute of Metrology Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) certifications, among others. Our expertise in hazardous locations requirements and local codes allow us to evaluate, assess, test, certify and advise skids, machinery and other types of equipment in order to streamline acceptance by the EPC, end-user or code authority. Leverage our global HazLoc brand acceptance and trust to add value to your innovations.   

Knowledge you can trust   

Our knowledgeable HazLoc staff are well versed in a variety of protection methods and located around the globe to help save you time and money with a single, local point of contact for your global certification needs, training and personnel competency.  

Speed and efficiency

For faster time to market, leverage our HazLoc expertise early in compliance projects. We can help manufacturers develop a risk mitigation plan by identifying most of the risks up front.

Additionally, our comprehensive industry knowledge paired with our global state-of-the-art HazLoc lab, which has been designed with automation implemented, can help accelerate projects through the testing and certification process.

Global reach and access

Our global network of expert HazLoc engineers helps you understand the various national and global requirements applicable to your needs, as well as help identify new requirements based on industry demands. You can benefit with faster time to a global marketplace with the UL certification process, not only do we understand the requirements – we helped develop them. In fact, we participate in over 50 Standards writing committees, such as: TC31 (IECEx), UL STP (North America), NFPA, API, BSEE and CFR committees.

Essential Hazardous Locations (HazLoc) services

We provide equipment testing, certification, repair facility services and production quality assessments, including global conformity assessment schemes for HazLoc equipment. When you engage early in the process, our advisory services can help identify and manage many elements of project risk. We work to meet the needs of hazardous locations stakeholders by helping to closing the knowledge gap with technical education and training, personnel competency and safety science research.

Global Market Access for hazardous locations

Global certification is necessary to compete in today’s modern world. We can help you achieve worldwide product acceptance. Our local certification staff can help you understand local regulations and obtain certification marks using your UL, C-UL, INMETRO, ATEX or IECEx certifications. If your business takes you to other regions of the world, UL can also help.

Specific HazLoc application services

If you design or manufacture equipment used in hazardous locations, it is important to find a trusted industry partner with extensive expertise in your specific application to achieve certification. Our expertise includes skids and assemblies, the Pressure Equipment Directive, plant oil extraction equipment used in the legal cannabis and cannabinoid industry, rebuilt motors, lighting and lightning protection.

Oil and gas

Whether your oil and gas products are used at a drilling site, refinery or service station, onshore or offshore, our experts can help you gain accelerated global market access through our knowledge of Canadian, IEC, EN and U.S. standards. We offer collaborative safety service solutions for the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas industry.

HazLoc industry stakeholders

Equipment manufacturers

Including but not limited to gas detectors, heaters, industrial and process controls, luminaires, motors, plant oil extraction equipment, pressurized equipment, programmable logic controllers, control panels, control systems, robotics, sensors, signaling equipment, wearable technologies and wireless communication

End users

Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), including oil and gas (both onshore and offshore), chemical, agricultural, energy, transportation, pharmaceutical and mining

Inspection and regulatory community

Including electrical inspectors, fire marshals, and health and safety regulators such as International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Health Service Executive (HSE), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), United States Coast Guard (USCG) and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)

Codes and standards development organizations

Including Brazilian National Standards Organization (ABNT), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), National Standard of Canada (CAN), Guo Biao (GB), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Society of Automation (ISA), Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS), Korean Industrial Standards (KS), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) and UL

HazLoc experts are committed to safely serving our customers during COVID-19

Whether in the lab or by utilizing remote technology, we continue to certify products for global market access – helping to strengthen your business continuity.

Hazardous locations video

The hazardous locations industry is continually challenged to design and produce safe, reliable, energy efficient and innovative products for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

To help facilitate quicker turnaround time on projects for customers, our global HazLoc lab has been designed with automation implemented. We have upgraded and added capabilities to new test stations that make this a truly state-of-the-art lab. Watch this video to see how we help our customers get to market faster.

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