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Global Market Access for Hazardous Locations

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Local hazardous locations expertise to access global markets

We provide global certification solutions with a roadmap for market acceptance in each region of the world. Our local certification staff can help any HazLoc stakeholders understand local regulations and obtain local certification marks using your UL, C-UL, ATEX, International Electrotechnical Commission Explosive (IECEx), UK-CA or National Institute of Metrology Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) certifications.

UL is one of the top issuers of global ATEX and IECEx certifications. This supports acceptance of your UL-issued certificates, test reports and quality audits for local country marks around the globe. The UL brand is highly recognized and accepted by certifiers, installers and regulators in local, regional or international markets. Leverage our global brand acceptance and trust to add value to your innovations.

Knowledge you can trust

Our knowledgeable staff are well versed in a variety of protection methods to help save you time and money with a single, local point of contact for your global certification needs, training and personnel competency. With U.S. based product certification engineers on staff and competent engineers to perform Quality Audits located globally, we can help reduce your certification time.

Speed and efficiency

For faster time to market, leverage our expertise early in HazLoc projects. We can help manufacturers develop a risk mitigation plan to know most of the risks up front. Additionally, our comprehensive industry knowledge paired with our global state-of-the-art HazLoc laboratory, 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, 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.


We can help you create market-specific certification roadmaps:

Leverage UL’s global brand recognition with local certification staff to help understand local regulations and obtain local certification marks. By acquiring the certifications noted above, you can gain access to a majority of the world markets. If your business takes you to other regions of the world, we can create a global certification solution for those as well.

HazLoc areas of expertise

UL provides Global Market Access solutions for HazLoc product categories that include:

  • Gas detectors
  • Heaters
  • Industrial and process controls
  • Intrinsic safety
  • Luminaires
  • Motors
  • Plant oil extraction equipment
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Robotics
  • Sensors
  • Signaling equipment
  • Wearable technologies
  • Wireless communication

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