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IECEE-CB Scheme

IECEE- CB Scheme third party certification

The IECEE is a system for mutual recognition of certificates of conformity worldwide recognized.

For all those countries under the international Certification Body scheme (CB Scheme) that accept CB Test certificates and test reports, IECEE- CB Scheme certification provides customers with a tool for accessing global markets helping to reduce the delays and costs of multiple testing to achieve market entry into a variety of global destinations. Moving towards global acceptance: allowing your products to be certified once and ultimately accepted by others worldwide without the need for further product assessment

The operating units of the IECEE are the National Certification Bodies (NCBs). They in turn employ testing laboratories, known as CB Testing Laboratories (CBTLs).

Eurofins operates the following NCBs in the following scopes (Scheme 1a according ISO/IEC 17067):

  • DE: Eurofins Product Service GmbH (Germany)
  • CH: Eurofins Electrosuisse Product Testing AG (Switzerland)
  • US: Eurofins MET Laboratories, Inc. (US)
     

Scheme according ISO / IEC 17067

DE

CH

US

IECEE (NCB)

BATT

Batteries

1a

x

 

 

CABL

Cables and Cords

1a

 

 

 

CAP

Capacitors as components

1a

 

 

 

CONT

Switches for appliances and automatic controls
for electrical household appliances

1a

x

x

 

E3

Energy Efficiency

1a

 

 

 

ELVH

Electrical Vehicle

1a

 

 

 

EMC

Electromagnetic Compatibility

1a

x

x

 

HOUS

Household and similar equipment

1a

x

x

x

HSTS

Hazardous Substances

1a

 

 

 

INDA

Industrial Automation

1a

 

x

 

INST

Installation accessories and connection devices

1a

x

x

 

LITE

Lighting

1a

x

 

 

MEAS

Measurement, Control and Laboratory equipment

1a

x

x

x

MED

Electrical equipment for medical use

1a

x

x

x

MISC

Miscellaneous

1a

 

x

 

OFF

IT and office equipment

1a

x

x

x

POW

Low voltage, high power switching equipment

1a

 

x

 

PROT

Installation protective equipment

1a

 

 

 

PV

Photovoltaic

1a

 

x

 

SAFE

Safety transformers and similar equipment

1a

x

 

 

TOOL

Portable tools

1a

x

x

x

TOYS

Electric Toys

1a

 

 

 

TRON

Electronics, entertainment

1a

x

x

x

 

Besides NCBs, Eurofins also operates the following CB Testing Laboratories (CBTLs):

  • Germany: 
    • Eurofins Product Service GmbH
  • Switzerland:
    • Eurofins Electrosuisse Product Testing AG, Lab Fehraltorf
    • Eurofins Electrosuisse Product Testing AG, Lab Rossens
    • Eurofins Electrosuisse Product Testing AG, Lab Zürich
  • UK:
    • Eurofins York EMC Services Ltd.
  • US:
    • Eurofins MET Laboratories Inc. - Baltimore
    • Eurofins MET Laboratories, Inc. - Austin
    • Eurofins MET Laboratories, Inc. – Union City
  • China:
    • Eurofins Product Testing Service (Shanghai) Co., Ltd
  • Thailand:
    • Eurofins Product Service (Thailand) Co., Ltd

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GS Mark and BG "Bauart Geprüft"

GS - "Geprüfte Sicherheit"

The GS Mark, introduced in 1977, is one of the leading safety marks. It is based on the "German Equipment Safety Law" (Geräte - und Produktsicherheitsgesetz - GPSG). It indicates that the product was tested and certified for safety by an accredited, independent institute - like Eurofins.

The GS mark is a type-approval mark, connected with periodic factory inspections observing the production quality. To maintain the GS mark, the law demands frequent checks (usually annually or every 2 years, depending upon the certificate) to ensure that the manufacturer is able to maintain all the specifications of the tested product in his mass production. During this factory inspection, Eurofins evaluates the implementation of the quality system, the production environment, and production related testing and measurement equipment.

The GS mark, although not required by law, makes a difference in cases where a product's malfunction leads to an accident for which its manufacturer could be held responsible under Germany's (and the EU's) strict product liability laws. It is also a convincing marketing statement, creating customer confidence and purchasing motivation. Manufacturers often find it convenient and economical to obtain the GS-mark together with the legally required CE Marking.

Eurofins offers following Testing and Certification services regarding GS-Mark:

  • Electrical household appliances (Electric heating devices used in the household, Household devices, Kitchen devices)

  • Electric heaters

  • Personal care appliance

  • Luminaires

  • Measurement, test and sampling devices outside of the ATEX-D

  • Measurement devices for electrical parameter

  • Electric generators, Current transformer, Current storage devices

  • Consumer electronics

  • Hand-operated tools (Electric tools, Heating tools)

  • IT and office equipment (Office devices, Electronic data processing devices)

Basic GS mark requirements:

Item

Requirements

User manual / Instruction for use

1. in German language
2. available for each model listed on the GS license

Name and Address of manufacturer or representative or importer

provided on …
1. product or
2. package or
3. warranty card or user manual

EMC information

provided as …
1. test reports or
2. declaration or
3. statement in user manual

Ergonomic requirements

provided in German user manual

WEEE Symbol

printed visibly, legibly, indelibly

RoHS

declaration of compliance

PAH requirements

provided as …
1. test reports or
2. declaration or
3. statement in user manual

GS mark licenses are valid for a maximum of 5 years from the issue date of the first license sheet. As of January 1'st 2005, the validity cannot be extended by issuing an additional sheet. A new license with a new license number has to be issued for maintaining the validity of the GS mark certification for the product.

BAuA-Listing - German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Eurofins Certification Marks

Eurofins issues the following Certification Marks for electrotechnical products (household appliances, luminaries, laboratory equipment, office appliances etc.) in accordance to IEC or CE safety standards:

Eurofins Product Service BG-Mark ("Bauart Geprüft") for electrical and electronic equipments and components, technical work equipment and ready-to-use commodities. 
Eurofins Product Service GS-Mark for technical work equipment and ready-to-use commodities according to the GPSG (German Equipment and Product Safety act)

Initial factory inspection and annual follow up inspections are required for the applicant to acquire and maintain the validity of Eurofins Safety certificates. 

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CCA (CENELEC Certification Agreement)

The CCA is the oldest mutual recognition agreement for electrical products in Europe (Products under Low Voltage Directive)
It enables a manufacturer who has obtained one of the European national marks to apply for any one of the other national marks on presentation of a Notification of Test Results (Conversion into other national certification mark of European Certification Bodies without testing).

Contact our experts for further information about this service.

ENEC

ENEC for safe products in Europe

ENEC is the high quality European mark for electrical products that demonstrates compliance with European safety standards.

ENEC procedure

Quality conscious manufacturers and distributors show with the ENEC mark that they are offering tested and monitored products. The application of the ENEC mark to an electrical product ensures that it complies with the relevant European safety standards and has to be accepted by all member states. Surveillance of product and production provides safety assurance for the lifetime of the ENEC certification. It offers the certificate holder various benefits:

  • Suitable for household appliances, electronic equipment, lighting and so on
  • Compliance with the EU low-voltage-directive
  • Reduced licence costs
  • Evidence in case of product liability claims

Obtaining the ENEC certificate

Testing and certification according to European standards. Product manufacturing monitored by our accredited inspection division or an equivalent partner organisation for foreign production facilities to ensure ongoing product compliance.

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FCC TCB (USA) and ISED FCB (Canada)

Telecommunication

Telecommunication in North America is a fast growing market with an annual turnover of more than 7.800 Million US$. Every year, more than 15.000 new telecommunication products are certified by the national authorities of the USA and Canada. The region is a very dynamic place for product development, but also for certification requirements. It is one of the leading markets with regard to consumer safety and information. Tests for Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC), Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) , Radar detection for UNII WLANs, OTA measurements by PTCRB/CTIA require very specific knowledge, test equipment and trained staff. The strict Eurofins training and seminar philosophy, memberships in telecommunication boards and evaluation test circles ensure the high quality of our measurement and certification services.

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is the US authority for the certification of telecommunication equipment. The certification of Telecommunication Equipment in Canada is handled by the Industry Canada (IC) authority. Eurofins is a recognized Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) by Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) between the European Union and the North American Countries. It enables Eurofins to offer complete market access for North America.

 

IC Canada

Telecommunication Product Certification and the FCB Program

Eurofins is a designated Foreign Certification Body (FCB), accredited by German BMWi and the Industry Canada to issue IC Grants under the Mutual Recognition Agreement between Canada and the European Union. The scope of recognition is "All Radio Standards Specifications (RSS) and Broadcasting Equipment Technical Standards (BETS) in the Category 1 Equipment Standards List. Please see the scope of laboratory accreditations.

The Eurofins measurement facilities comply with RSS_Gen and are registered with Industry Canada. List of O.A.T.S. Filings, IC assigned code 3470.

FCC-USA

The TCB Program

In accordance with the terms of the Mutual Recognition Agreement between the United States of America and the European Union, theEuropean Union has designated and the FCC has accepted several Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) that may either certify or test radio frequency and telephone terminal equipment for compliance with FCC regulations. The United States of America and the European Union signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (US-EU MRA) in May 1998, covering multiple product sectors, including equipment subject to mandatory Telecommunications and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) regulations. The US-EU MRA entered into force on December 3, 1998; and the Telecommunications and EMC annexes became fully operational on January 16, 2001. The agreement facilitates trade by allowing manufacturers to bring products to market quicker. Some of the CABs designated by the EU and accepted by the FCC are Telecommunication Certification Bodies (TCBs). Eurofins is a TCB under the US-EU MRA and has been authorized by the German BMWi and the FCC to issue FCC Grants pursuant to Part 2.960 of 47 CFR starting on 26 February 2003. Eurofins operates under the requirements of 47 CFR Part 2.962. Please consult these FCC rule sections for a more detailed description of the program requirements.

Product certifiers operating under the program are required to perform product surveillance audits of certified equipment.

The TCB Scope

Certification of telecommunication equipment by TCBs is classified in scopes. TCBs can apply for three main scopes comprise different compositions of telecommunication technology. Eurofins is an accredited TCB for all three scopes allowing the comprehensive testing and certification service for all kind of telecommunication equipment.

Scope A -- Unlicensed Radio Frequency Devices :

  • A1 -- Transmitters on frequencies < 1 GHz
  • A2 -- Transmitters on frequencies > 1 GHz
  • A3 -- Unlicensed PCS
  • A4 -- Unlicensed NII spread spectrum devices

Scope B -- Licensed Radio Service Equipment

  • B1 -- Personal Mobile Radio Services
  • B2 -- General Mobile Radio Services
  • B3 -- Maritime and Aviation Services
  • B4 -- Microwave Radio Services

Get the FCC Grant

In order to carry its responsibilities under the Communication Act and various treaties and international regulations, and in order to promote efficient use of the radio spectrum, the FCC has developed technical standards for radio frequency equipment and parts or components thereof. Such equipment must be authorizedfrom the Commission by one of the following procedures: "Verification", "Declaration of Conformity (DoC)" or "Certification".

Certification of equipment by a TCB shall be based on an application with all the information specified in this part. The TCB shall process the application to determine whether the product meets the Commission's requirements and shall issue a grant of equipment authorization. The grant shall identify the TCB and the source of authority for issuing it.

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NRTL and SCC CB - MET (US, Canada)

What is a NRTL (Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory)?

 

  • OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration (US)) created the NRTL program to ensure that certain types of equipment are tested and certified for their safe use in the workplace.
  • OSHA’s NRTL regulations were established in 1988.
  • MET Laboratories became the first Nationally Recognized Laboratory in 1989.
  • An NRTL is a private organization that OSHA recognizes as meeting the legal requirements in 29 CFR 1910.7 to perform testing and certification of products using consensus based test standards and with the following requirements:
    • The capability to test and evaluate equipment for conformance with appropriate test standards.
    • Adequate controls for the identification of certified products, conducting follow-up inspections of actual production.
    • Complete independence from users (i.e., employers subject to the tested equipment requirements) and from any manufacturers or vendors of the certified products.
    • Effective procedures for producing its findings and for handling complaints and disputes.
    • An organization must have the necessary capability both as a product safety testing laboratory and as a product certification body to receive OSHA recognition as an NRTL

What are NRTL Standards?

OSHA determines which product standards are to be used as they relate to worker safety. OSHA’s standards contain requirements for NRTL product testing and certification for 39 product types. OSHA requires NRTL approval for many kinds of electrical equipment when they are used in the workplace. Test standards determined to be appropriate for use under OSHA’s NRTL Program include ANSI, IEEE, NEMA, CSA, and UL standards. The need for UL approvals for product safety compliance is actually a common misconception in the industry. While UL does coordinate standards writing, they are only one of several NRTLs for testing and certification.

Click here to view OSHA’s list of products requiring NRTL approval.

Our laboratories currently has OSHA approval to test and certify to over 200 product standard categories. The table below details the standards that apply.

Product Standard Categories:

Programs:
2. Acceptance of testing data from independent organizations, other than NRTLs.
3. Acceptance of product evaluations from independent organizations, other than NRTLs.
4. Acceptance of witnessed testing data.
5. Acceptance of testing data from non-independent organizations.
6. Acceptance of evaluation data from non-independent organizations (requiring NRTL review prior to marketing).
7. Acceptance of continued certification following minor modifications by the client.
8. Acceptance of product evaluations from organizations that function as part of the International Electrotechnical Commission Certification Body (IEC-CB) Scheme.
9. Acceptance of services other than testing or evaluation performed by subcontractors or agents.
 
Product Standards:
ANSI A17.5 Elevator and Escalator Electrical Equipment
ANSI C12.1 Code for Electricity Meters
ANSI/IEEE C57.13 Terminology and Test Code for Instrument Transformers
ANSI/UL 5 Surface Metal Raceways and Fittings
UL 5A Nonmettalic Surface Raceways and Fittings
ANSI/ISA 12.12.01 Nonincendive Electrical Equipment for Use in Class I & II, Division 2 & Class III, Divisions I & 2 Hazardous
ANSI/UL 22 Electric Amusement Machines
UL 45 Portable Electric Tools
UL 48 Electric Signs
ANSI/UL 50 Enclosures for Electrical Equipment
ANSI/UL 65 Electric Wired Cabinets
ANSI/UL 73 Electric Motor-Operated Appliances
UL 82 Electric Gardening Appliances
ANSI/UL 122 Electric Photographic Equipment
ANSI/UL 130 Electric Heating Pads
ANSI/UL 153 Portable Electric Lamps
UL 183 Manufactured Wiring Systems
ANSI/UL 187 X-Ray Equipment
ANSI/UL 197 Commercial Electric Cooking Appliances
ANSI/UL 201 Garage Equipment
ANSI/UL 231 Electrical Power Outlets
UL 234 Low Voltage Lighting Fixtures for Use in Recreational Vehicles
UL 244A Solid State Controls for Appliances
UL 250 Household Refrigerators and Freezers
UL 291 Automated Teller Systems
UL 294 Access Control System Units
UL 325 Door, Drapery, Gate, Louver and Window Operator and Systems
UL 355 Cord Reels
UL 399 Drinking Water Coolers
UL 412 Refrigeration Unit Coolers
UL 416 Refrigerated Medical Equipment
UL 427 Refrigerating Units
UL 430 Waste Disposers
UL 458 Power Converters/Inverters and Power Converter/Inverter Systems for Land Vehicles and Marine Crafts
UL 466 Electric Scales
ANSI/UL 469 Musical Instruments and Accessories
ANSI/UL 471 Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers
UL 474 Dehumidifiers
ANSI/UL 482 Portable Sun/Heat Lamps
ANSI/UL 484 Room Air Conditioners
ANSI/UL 498A Current Taps and Adapters
ANSI/UL 499 Electric Heating Appliances
UL 506 Specialty Transformers
ANSI/UL 507 Electric Fans
ANSI/UL 508 Electric Industrial Control Equipment
UL 508A Industrial Control Panels
UL 508C Power Conversion Equipment
ANSI/UL 514A Metallic Outlet Boxes, Electrical
UL 541 Refrigerated Vending Machines
UL 544 Electric Medical and Dental Equipment
UL 561 Floor-Finishing Machines
UL 563 Ice Makers
UL 588 Seasonal and Holiday Decorative Products
UL 664 Commercial Dry-Cleaning Machines (Type IV)
ANSI/UL 676 Underwater Lighting Fixtures
ANSI/UL 705 Power Ventilators
UL 745-1 Portable Electric Tools
UL 745-2-1 Particular Requirements of Drills
UL 745-2-3 Particular Requirements for Grinders, Polishers, and Disk-Type Sanders
UL 745-2-5 Particular Requirements for Circular Saws and Circular Knives
UL 745-2-14 Particular Requirements for Planers
UL 745-2-17 Particular Requirements for Routers and Trimmers
UL 745-2-31 Particular Requirements for Diamond Core Drills
UL 745-2-32 Particular Requirements for Magnetic Drill Presses
UL 745-2-35 Particular Requirements for Drain Cleaners
UL 745-2-36 Particular Requirements for Hand Motor Tools
UL 745-2-37 Particular Requirements for Plate Jointers
UL 749 Household Dishwashers
ANSI/UL 751 Vending Machines
UL 756 Coin and Currency Changers and Actuaters
UL 763 Motor-Operated Commercial Food Preparing Machines
UL 775 Graphic Arts Equipment
UL 778 Motor-Operated Water Pumps
ANSI/UL 813 Commercial Audio Equipment
UL 826 Household Electric Clocks
UL 858 Household Electric Ranges
ANSI/UL 859 Personal Grooming Appliances
UL 867 Electrostatic Air Cleaners
UL 869A Standard for Service Equipment
ANSI/UL 913 Intrinsically Safe Apparatus and Associated apparatus for Use in Class I, II, and III, Division 1, Hazardous Locations
UL 916 Energy Management Equipment
UL 917 Clock-Operated Switches
ANSI/UL 923 Microwave Cooking Appliances
UL 924 Emergency Lighting and Power Equipment
UL 935 Fluorescent-Lamp Ballasts
UL 961 Electric Hobby and Sports Equipment
UL 963 Sealing, Wrapping, and Marking Equipment
ANSI/UL 982 Motor-Operated Household Food Preparing Machines
UL 983 Surveillance Cameras Units
UL 987 Stationary and Fixed Electric Tools
UL 998 Humidifiers
UL 1008 Transfer Switch
ANSI/UL 1012 Power Supplies
ANSI/UL 1017 Vacuum Cleaning Machines and Blower Cleaners
ANSI/UL 1018 Electric Aquarium Equipment
UL 1026 Electric Household Cooking and Food Serving Appliances
UL 1028 Hair Clipping and Shaving Appliances
ANSI/UL 1042 Electric Baseboard Heating Equipment
ANSI/UL 1054 Special-Use Switches
ANSI/UL 1069 Hospital Signaling and Nurse-Call System
UL 1081 Swimming Pool Pumps, Filters and Chlorinators
UL 1082 Household Electric Coffee Makers and Brewing-Type Appliances
UL 1083 Household Electric Skillets and Frying-Type Appliances
UL 1086 Household Trash Compactors
UL 1090 Electric Snow Movers
ANSI/UL 1203* Explosion-Proof and Dust-Ignition-Proof Electrical Equipment for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
ANSI/UL 1230 Amateur Movie Lights
UL 1236 Battery Chargers for Charging Engine-Starter Batteries
UL 1244 Electrical and Electronic Measuring and Testing Equipment
UL 1248 Engine-Generator Assemblies for Use in Recreational Vehicles
UL 1261 Electric Water Heaters for Pools and Tubs
UL 1278 Movable and Wall or Ceiling Hung Electric Room Heaters
ANSI/UL 1310 Direct Plug-In Transformer Units
UL 1363 Relocatable Power Taps
ANSI/UL 1411 Transformers and Motor Transformers for Use in Audio-, Radio-, and Television-Type Appliances
UL 1419 Professional Video and Audio Equipment
UL 1431 Personal Hygiene and Health Care Appliances
UL 1433 Control Centers for Changing Message Type Electric Signs
UL 1447 Electric Lawn Mowers
UL 1448 Electric Hedge Trimmers
UL 1449 Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors
UL 1450 Motor-Operated Air Compressors, Vacuum Pumps and Painting Equipment
UL 1492 Audio-Video Products and Accessories
UL 1559 Insect-Control Equipment – Electrocution Type
UL 1563 Electric Spas, Equipment Assemblies, and Associated Equipment
UL 1564 Industrial Battery Chargers
ANSI/UL 1573 Stage and Studio Lighting Units
UL 1574 Track Lighting Systems
UL 1594 Sewing and Cutting Machines
UL 1598 Luminaries
ANSI/UL 1638 Visual Signaling Appliances–Private Mode Emergency and General Utility Signaling
UL 1640 Portable Power-Distribution Equipment
ANSI/UL 1647 Motor-Operated Massage and Exercise Machines
UL 1662 Electric Chain Saws
UL 1727 Commercial Electric Personal Grooming Appliances
UL 1740 Industrial Robots and Robotic Equipment
UL 1741 Inverters, Converters, Controllers and Interconnection System Equipment for Use With Distributed Energy Resources
UL 1776 High-Pressure Cleaning Machines
UL 1778 Uninterruptible Power Supply Equipment
UL 1786 Nightlights
UL 1795* Hydromassage Bathtubs
UL 1838 Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Systems
UL 1863 Communication Circuit Accessories
UL 1951 Electric Plumbing Accessories
UL 1993 Self-Ballasted Lamps and Lamp Adapters
UL 1994 Luminous Egress Path Marking Systems
UL 1995 Heating and Cooling Equipment
UL 1996 Electric Duct Heater
UL 2021 Fixed and Location Dedicated Electric Room Heaters
UL 2044 Commercial Closed Circuit Television Equipment
UL 2089 Vehicle Battery Adapters
UL 2157 Electric Clothes Washing Machines and Extractors
UL 2158 Electric Clothes Dryers
UL 2161 Neon Transformers and Power Supplies
UL 5085-1 Low Voltage Transformers–Part 1: General Requirements
UL 5085-3 Low Voltage Transformers–Part 3: Class 2 and Class 3 Transformers
UL 6500 Audio/Visual and Musical Instrument Apparatus for Household, Commercial, and Similar General Use
UL 60065 Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus
UL 60335-1 Safety of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances, Part 1, General Requirements
UL 60335-2-3 Standard for Safety of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances, Part 2: Particular Requirements for Electric Irons
UL 60335-2-8 Household and Similar Electrical Appliances, Part 2: Particular Requirements for Shavers, Hair Clippers, and Similar Appliances
UL 60335-2-34 Household and Similar Electrical Appliances, Part 2, Particular Requirements for Motor Compressors
UL 60601-1 Medical Electrical Equipment, Part 1: General Requirements for Safety
UL 60745-1 Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools–Safety–Part 1: General
UL 60745-2-2 Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools – Safety – Part 2-2: Particular Requirements for Screwdrivers and Impact Wrenches
UL 60745-2-4 Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools – Safety – Part 2-4: Particular Requirements for Sanders and Polishers Other Than Disk Type
UL 60745-2-6 Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools – Safety – Part 2-6: Particular Requirements for Hammers
UL 60745-2-8 Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools – Safety – Part 2-8: Particular Requirements for Shears and Nibblers
UL 60745-2-9 Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools – Safety – Part 2-9: Particular Requirements for Tappers
UL 60745-2-11 Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools – Safety – Part 2-11: Particular Requirements for Reciprocating Saws
UL 60745-2-12 Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools – Safety – Part 2-12: Particular Requirements For Concrete Vibrators
UL 60745-2-16 Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools – Safety – Part 2-16: Particular Requirements for Tackers
UL 60745-2-33 Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools – Safety – Part 2-20: Particular Requirements For Band Saws
UL 60745-2-34 Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools – Safety – Part 2-18: Particular Requirements For Strapping Tools
UL 60950-1 Information Technology Equipment – Safety – Part 1: General Requirements
UL 61010-1 Electrical Equipment For Measurement, Control, and Laboratory Use; Part 1: General Requirements
 
Restrictions/Limitations on Recognition Granted:
Note: * Testing and certification of products under this test standard is limited to Class I locations. Explosion testing is also limited to current test chamber capabilities.
 

SCC Accreditation

In addition to NRTL accreditation in the U.S., we maintain a wide SCC accreditation for Canada product safety testing and certification.  See the full scope following.

ICS Codes Title CSA Standard number CSA Standard Title
11.040.10 Anaesthetic, respiratory and reanimation equipment Safety CSA C22.2 No. 60601-1 Medical Electrical Equipment
11.040.20 Transfusion, infusion and injection equipment Safety – Electrical CSA C22.2 No. 60601-1 Medical Electrical Equipment
11.040.30 Surgical instruments and materials Safety – Electrical CSA C22.2 No. 60601-1 Medical Electrical Equipment
11.040.50 Radiographic equipment Safety – Electrical CSA C22.2 No. 60601-1 Medical Electrical Equipment
11.040.55 Diagnostic equipment Safety – Electrical CSA C22.2 No. 60601-1 Medical Electrical Equipment
11.040.60 Therapy Equipment Safety – Electrical CSA C22.2 No. 60601-1 Medical Electrical Equipment
11.040.70 Opthalmic equipment Safety – Electrical CSA C22.2 No. 60601-1 Medical Electrical Equipment
11.060.20 Dental Equipment Safety – Electrical CSA C22.2 No. 60601-1 Medical Electrical Equipment
11.080.10 Sterilizing equipment Safety – Electrical CSA C22.2 No. 60601-1 Medical Electrical Equipment
11.140 Hospital Equipment Safety – Electrical CSA C22.2 No. 60601-1 Medical Electrical Equipment
23.080 Motor-Operated Liquid Pump Units CSA C22.2 No. 108 Liquid Pumps
23.120 Fans and ventilators CSA C22.2 NO. 113 Ventilators, Fans & Air Conditioners
25.140.20 Handheld Motor Operated Electric Tools CSA C22.2 NO. 60745-1 General Requirements for Motor Operated Electric Tools
CSA C22.2 No. 60745‐2‐1 Drills and Impact Drills
CSA C22.2 No. 60745‐2‐3 Grinders, Polishers and Disk‐type Sanders
CSA C22.2 No. 60745‐2‐4 Sanders and polishers other than disk type
CSA C22.2 No. 60745‐2‐5 Circular Saws
CSA C22.2 No. 60745‐2‐6 Hammers
CSA C22.2 No. 60745‐2‐8 Shears and Nibblers
CSA C22.2 No. 60745‐2‐9 Tappers
CSA C22.2 No. 60745‐2‐11 Reciprocating Saws (jig and sabre saws)
CSA C22.2 No. 60745‐2‐12 Concrete Vibrators
CSA C22.2 No. 60745‐2‐14 Planers
CSA C22.2 No. 60745‐2‐17 Routers and Trimmers
29.130.01 Switchgear and control gear in general CSA C22.2 NO. 14 Industrial Control Equipment
29.140 Lamps and related equipment CSA C22.2 NO. 9.0 General Requirements for Luminaires
CSA C22.2 NO. 12 Portable Luminaires
CSA C22.2 NO. 89 Swimming Pool Luminaires, Submersible Luminaires and Accessories
CSA C22.2 NO. 166 Stage and Studio Luminaires
29.160.01 Rotating machinery in general CSA C22.2 NO. 14 Industrial Control Equipment
29.200 Rectifiers, Convertors. Stabilized power supply CSA C22.2 NO. 14 Industrial Control Equipment
CSA C22.2 NO. 107.1 General Use Power Supplies
CSA C22.2 NO. 107.2 Battery Chargers
CSA C22.2 NO. 223 Power Supplies with Extra-Low-Voltage Class 2 Outputs
No E60335-2-29 Part 2-29: Particular requirements for battery chargers
29.260.10 Vending Machines CSA C22.2 NO.128 Vending Machine
29.260.20 Electrical Apparatus for explosive atmospheres CSA C22.2 NO. 30 Explosion-Proof Enclosures for Use in Class I Hazardous Locations
CSA C22.2 NO. 157 Intrinsically Safe and Non-Incendive Equipment for Use in Hazardous Locations
CSA C22.2 NO. 213 Non-incendive Electrical Equipment for Use in Class I, Division 2 Hazardous Locations
CAN/CSA 60079-0 Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres – Part 0: General requirements
CAN/CSA 60079-1 Part 1: Explosion-proof enclosures “d”
CAN/CSA E60079-2 Part 2: Pressurized enclosures “p”
CAN/CSA E60079-5 Part 5: Powder filling “q”
CAN/CSA E60079-6 Part 6: Oil-immersion “o”
CAN/CSA E60079-7 Part 7: Increased safety “e”
CAN/CSA E60079-11 Part 11: Intrinsically safe “i”
CAN/CSA E60079-15 Part 15: Type of protection “n”
35.020 Information technology in general (IEC 60950) CSA C22.2 NO. 60950-1 Information Technology Equipment
35.160 Microprocessor systems CSA C22.2 NO. 60950-1 Information Technology Equipment
35.180 IT terminal and other peripheral equipment CSA C22.2 NO. 60950-1 Information Technology Equipment
35.260 Office machines CSA C22.2 NO. 60950-1 Information Technology Equipment
71.040.10 Chemical Laboratories. Laboratory Equipment CSA C22.2 No. 61010-1 Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control, and Laboratory Use
91.160.01 Lighting in general CSA C22.2 NO. 9.0 General Requirements for Luminaires
CSA C22.2 NO. 12 Portable Luminaires
CSA C22.2 NO. 89 Swimming Pool Luminaires, Submersible Luminaires and Accessories
CSA C22.2 NO. 166 Stage and Studio Luminaires
97.030 Domestic electrical appliances in general No E60335-1 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 1: General requirements
No E60335-1/4E Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 1: General requirements
No E60335-2-32 Part 2: Particular requirements for massage appliances
No E60335-2-37 Part 2-37: Particular requirements for commercial electric deep fat fryers
No E60335-2-38 Part 2-38: Particular requirements for commercial electric griddles and griddle grills
No E60335-2-39 Part 2-39: Particular requirements for commercial electric multi-purpose cooking pans
No E60335-2-47 Part 2-47: Particular Requirements for Commercial Electric Boiling Pans
No E60335-2-48 Part 2-48: Particular requirements for commercial electric grillers and toasters
No E60335-2-49 Part 2-49: Particular Requirements for Commercial Electric Hot Cupboards
No E60335-2-50 Part 2-50: Particular Requirements for Commercial Electric Bains-Marie
No E60335-2-52 Part 2: Particular requirements for oral hygiene appliances
No E60335-2-64 Part 2-64: Particular Requirements for Commercial Electric Kitchen Machines
No E60335-2-76 Part 2-76: Particular requirements for electric fence energizers
No E60335-2-82 Part 2: Particular requirements for amusement machines and personal service machines
CSA C22.2 NO. 64 Household Cooking and Liquid-Heating Appliances
CSA C22.2 NO. 150 Microwave Ovens
CSA C22.2 NO. 195 Motor-Operated Food Processing Appliances (Household and Commercial)
97.040.20 Cooking ranges, working tables, ovens and similar appliances No E60335-2-6 Part 2: Particular requirements for stationary cooking ranges, hobs, ovens and similar appliances
No E60335-2-25 Part 2: Particular requirements for microwave ovens
No E60335-2-36 Part 2-36: Particular requirements for commercial electric cooking ranges, ovens, hobs, and hob elements
No E60335-2-42 Part 2-42: Particular requirements for commercial electric forced convection ovens, steam cookers and steam-convection ovens
No E60335-2-47 Part 2-47: Particular Requirements for Commercial Electric Boiling Pans
CSA C22.2 NO. 64 Household Cooking and Liquid-Heating Appliances
CSA C22.2 No. 109 Commercial Cooking Appliances
CSA C22.2 NO. 150 Microwave Ovens
CSA C22.2 NO. 221 Electrically Heated Hobby and Educational Type Kilns
97.040.30 Domestic refrigerating appliances CSA C22.2 NO. 63 Household Refrigerators and Freezers
CSA C22.2 NO. 120 Refrigeration Equipment
97.040.40 Dishwashers CSA C22.2 NO. 167 Household Dishwashers
CSA C22.2 NO. 168 Commercial Dishwashers
97.040.50 Small kitchen appliances CSA C22.2 NO. 150 Microwave Ovens
CSA C22.2 NO. 195 Motor-Operated Food Processing Appliances (Household and Commercial)
No. E60335-2-16 Part 2: Particular Requirements for Food Waste Disposers
No E60335-2-37 Part 2-37: Particular requirements for commercial electric deep fat fryers
No E60335-2-38 Part 2-38: Particular requirements for commercial electric griddles and griddle grills
No E60335-2-39 Part 2-39: Particular requirements for commercial electric multi-purpose cooking pans
No E60335-2-64 Part 2-64: Particular Requirements for Commercial Electric Kitchen Machines
CSA C22.2 NO. 64 Household Cooking and Liquid-Heating Appliances
    CSA C22.2 No. 109 Commercial Cooking Appliances
97.060 Laundry appliances CSA C22.2 NO.169 Electric Clothes Washing Machines and Extractors
No. 112 Electric Clothes Dryers
No E60335-2-7 Part 2-7: Particular requirements for washing machines
No E60335-2-11 Part 2-11: Particular requirements for tumble dryers
No .E60335-2-43 Part 2: Particular Requirements for Clothes Dryers and Towel Rails
97.080 Floor treatment appliances CSA C22.2 NO. 243 Vacuum Cleaners, Blower Cleaners and Household Floor Finishing Machines
No E60335-1 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 1: General requirements
No E60335-1/4E Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 1: General requirements
No. E60335-2-54 Part 2: Particular Requirements for Surface-Cleaning Appliances Employing Liquids
No. E60335-2-67 Part 2: Particular Requirements for Floor Treatment and Floor Cleaning Machines, for Industrial and Commercial Use
No. E60335-2-68 Part 2: Particular Requirements for Spray Extraction Appliances, for Industrial and Commercial Use
No. E60335-2-69 Part 2: Particular Requirements for Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaners, Including Power Brush, for Industrial and Commercial Use
97.100.01 Heating appliances in general No. E60335-2-30 Part 2: Particular Requirements for Room Heaters
CSA C22.2 NO. 236 Heating and Cooling Equipment
97.100.10 Electric heaters CSA C22.2 NO. 46 Electric Air-Heaters
CSA C22.2 NO. 191 Engine Heaters and Battery Warmers
CSA C22.2 NO. 224 Radiant Heaters and Infrared and Ultraviolet Lamp Assemblies for Cosmetic or Hygienic Purposes in Nonmedical Applications
CSA C22.2 NO. 236 Heating and Cooling Equipment
No. E60335-2-30 Part 2: Particular Requirements for Room Heaters
97.120 Automatic controls for household use CSA C22.2 NO.24 Temperature-Indicating and –Regulating Equipment
CSA C22.2 NO.205 Signal Equipment
97.130.20 Commercial refrigerating appliances CSA C22.2 NO.120 Refrigeration Equipment
97.170 Household and Similar Electrical Appliances CSA C22.2 No. 36 Hairdressing Equipment
CSA C22.2 No. E60335-2-23 Appliances for Skin or Hair Care
97.180 Miscellaneous domestic and commercial equipment  CSA 22.2 No. 68 Motor-operated appliances (household and commercial)
97.195 Items of art and handicraft CSA C22.2 NO. 173 Transformers for Toy and Hobby Use
97.200.10 Theatre, stage and studio equipment CSA C22.2 NO.166 Stage and Studio Luminaires

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Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency for Europe

Eurofins has exceptional capabilities and experience in testing for EU CE Marking, and for energy efficiency testing for ENERGY STAR and other energy efficiency programs.

We can assist in both the testing and documentation needed to meet European Energy Efficiency Requirements for:

  • The Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC (Mandatory Program)
    •  EN 50564:2011 Electrical and electronic household and office equipment – Measurement of low power consumption
  • The Energy Labeling Directive 2010/30/EU (Voluntary Program)
  • Code of Conduct on Energy Consumption of Broadband Equipment (Voluntary Program)

Energy Star Certification

MET Labs is your one stop shop for energy efficiency testing for ENERGY STAR, NRCan, CEC, EU & DOE testing. 

MET also performs energy efficiency testing for Natural Resources Canada, California Energy Commission, and EU Ecodesign Directive.

MET is officially recognized to test and/or certify the following products for ENERGY STAR:

  • Televisions
  • Computers
    • Desktop Computers and Integrated Desktop Computers
    • Notebook Computers
    • Slates/Tablets
    • Portable All-In-One Computers
    • Workstations
    • Small-scale Servers
    • Thin Clients
  • Computer Servers
  • Luminaires (including sub-components)
  • Integral LED Lamps
  • CFLs – Compact Fluorescent Lamps
  • Set-Top Boxes and Cable Boxes
  • Telephony
  • Displays
  • Data Center Storage
  • Imaging Equipment
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies
  • New Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machines
  • Rebuilt Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machines
  • Large Network Equipment

MET can also perform the ENERGY STAR In Situ Temperature Measurement Test (ISTMT) for lighting products:ANSI/UL 1598 or ANSI/UL 153-05.

NRcan Certification (Canada)

MET Labs is a well known energy efficiency testing lab, experienced with helping major manufacturers meet the requirements of global energy efficiency programs including Canada’s.

MET also performs testing for ENERGY STAR & EU Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC.

SCC has accredited MET for energy efficiency verification as a Certification Body (CB) for Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).  Here is the SCC accreditation certificate.

MET Labs’ Energy Efficiency Verified Mark can be found on:

  • Televisions
  • Information Technology Equipment
  • Luminaries
  • Interior Lighting
  • Exterior Building Lighting
  • External Power Supplies
  • Digital TV Adapters
  • Video Products
  • Compact Audio Products
  • Refrigerated Vending Machines
  • Coffee Makers
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Products that comply with ENERGY STAR specifications will exceed Canadian requirements in most cases.

CEC Appliance Efficiency Program

ET Labs has two world-class labs in California and is experienced helping leading manufacturers meet the requirements of the CEC Appliance Efficiency Program.  The California Energy Commission (CEC) Appliance Efficiency Program requires that the manufacturers of certain appliances meet state and federal standards for energy efficiency.

MET is a CEC-approved test and certification laboratory for these categories:

  • Consumer Audio & Video
  • Power Supplies
  • Small Battery Charger Systems
    • 10CFR430_Subsection_B_Apendix_Y
    • Energy Efficiency Battery Charger System Test Procedure Version 2.2
  • Televisions

MET also tests and certifies products to energy efficiency requirements for ENERGY STAR & certifies products for Natural Resources Canada.

DOE Energy Efficiency

MET Labs is a well known energy efficiency testing lab, experienced with helping major manufacturers meet the requirements of various energy efficiency programs.
MET Labs has the capabilities to test to the energy efficiency standards created by the Department of Energy (DOE).

MET can perform energy efficiency testing for these product categories:

    • Televisions
    • External Power Supplies
    • Battery Charging Systems
    • Vending Machines
EPCglobal Certification Program (Software, Hardware)

Services and programs that MET provides for EPCglobal are as follows:

  • Hardware Certification Program
  • Performance Test Center Accreditation Program
  • Software Certification Program
  • Approved RFID Testing Center (ARTC) Program
  • EPCIS Validation Portal (EPCIS VP)- a fast and simple way to visualize EPCIS events and correct errors.

EPCglobal Inc.™ Hardware Certification Program

MET Laboratories, Inc has partnered with EPCglobal Inc,™ a joint venture of EAN International and the Uniform Code Council, Inc. ® (UCC®), to develop and manage the EPCglobal Hardware Certification Program (HCP) and the Global Performance Test Center Accreditation Program.

For the HCP, MET Laboratories, is the official testing provider for the EPCglobal Hardware Certification program. MET Laboratories is testing readers and tags for interoperability and conformance to the EPCglobal Generation 2 protocol specification.

Review the Test Mode Requirements for EPC Class-1 Generation-2 UHF RFID Interrogators.

Review the Test Mode Requirements for EPC Class-1 Generation-2 UHF RFID IC’s and Tags.

Based on the user input, EPCglobal and MET have recently updated the program to provide vendors with more testing capabilities. The key components of the program is the annual subscription, the new competitive prices and additional discounts.

The annual subscription allows vendors to keep certifications current (end-users will appreciate it). Therefore, this will offer a significant competitive advantage. As part of this program, the vendor may:

  • Re-certify new versions of their products
  • Certify multiple products from the same company
  • Certify combination of new versions or products
  • Certify product for newer version of EPCglobal Specification

This flexibility will allow vendors to keep their certification current. The key features of the new pricing models are lower prices, and additional discounts. The discounts provide incentives for vendors wishing to submit hardware device for testing. This especially applies for reader vendors who implemented several software standards and also wish to be certified for Gen2 compliance.

Global Performance Test Center Accreditation Program

This is a program through which qualified facilities can be assessed and approved for RFID performance testing. MET performs the facilities assessment. Workgroups have been formed to develop the specific criteria for this program.

MET has completed facility assessments of over 10 testing centers. The sites, in Europe, Asia, South America, and in the United States have been accredited as sites using a standard set of performance test profiles to simulate real-world conditions in testing the readability of end-user products tagged with EPC certified tags.

EPCglobal Inc. Software Certification Program

MET Laboratories has been selected by EPCglobal to manage and perform certification testing of third party software that incorporates EPCglobal ratified standards. The software certification program is offered exclusively by MET. The certification testing is conduced remotely, using the internet. It is available 24/7.

MET Labs offers certification testing for the following EPCglobal software standards:

  • Reader Protocol  (RP)
  • Application Level Event (ALE)*
  • Electronic Pedigree (ePedigree)
  • EPC Information Service (EPCIS)
  • Reader Management (RM)
  • Low Level Reader Protocol (LLRP)

* Application Level Events (ALE 1.1) is an EPCglobal ratified software standard for filtering and collecting Electronic Product Code ™ data from a variety of sources. Details may be found at EPCglobal standard site. MET Laboratories, Inc. conducts the conformance testing for vendor’s ALE 1.1 products. For additional information about the conformance testing, please see ALE 1.1Conformance Testing Notes.

Approved RFID Testing Center (ARTC) Program

The ARTC program provides the opportunity for regional test centers to offer a broad range of testing and certification services based on EPCglobal and DASH7 RFID standards. This program is endorsed by EPCglobal and DASH7 Alliance.

On October 9th, 2007 at the EPCglobal Joint Action Group Meeting in Hong Kong, MET Laboratories was pleased to present the first group of accredited ARTCs. These labs are:

  1. Article Numbering Center of China (ANCC), GS1 China, located in Beijing, P.R. China
  2. Telecommunication Metrology Center of MII, located in Beijing, P.R. China
  3. Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) located in Chutung, Taiwan, ROC

Interested in becoming an ARTC?

EPCIS Validation Portal

MET Labs has designed, implemented and operates a EPICS Validation Portal. It is useful for user companies that implement RFID to validate that their data (such as EPCC keys, EPCSI events and Core Business Vocabulary) are correctly captured and stored. Once validated, that data a can be exchanged with other companies with no issues.
Learn more about this valuable tool.

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SEV Mark

Certification is a very important step for increasing the value and the quality of your products. Our Certificate gives the manufacturers this kind of possibility and the visibility on the market and assures the conformity to the European requirements.

The Eurofins Electrosuisse Certificate allows you to mark your products with the SEV Mark of Conformity. This marking gives visible guarantee for Authorities, Customs and Consumers that the products have been evaluated by a certification body, conducting all tests according to the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and optional also to the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC). The production is subject to continual surveillance.

Eurofins Electrosuisse provides product certification for the following sectors or product groups:

  • Electrical Household appliances
  • Industrial equipment, tools
  • Medical and laboratory equipment
  • IT and entertainment electronics
  • Industrial electronics
  • Machinery and systems
  • Lighting
  • Electric installation materials
  • Cables

Advantages

  • Possessing a Swiss Mark of Conformity, which is internationally recognized
  • Quick and easy access into the European market
  • Internationally recognized tests = avoiding repeating of tests
  • Reduction of conformity check costs during the production
  • Conformity to the European Directives
  • Provides a means of proof in the event of product liability related to type test claims.

How to obtain the Eurofins Electrosuisse Certificate

To obtain the Electrosuisse Certificate you have to demonstrate that the product has been tested and has fulfilled all requirements of the Low Voltage Directive (LVD). The Certificate allows you also the possibility to integrate the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC).

Our experts can assist you and carry out all required tests directly in our accredited and recognized laboratories. The factory inspection is carried out by our accredited Inspection Body or designated partner in your country to ensure ongoing product compliance.

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Global Certification Cervices

International Approval Services

Certification, International Approvals & Notified Body Services

  • Notified Body and Certification Body Services
  • International approval services
    Recognition within the framework of CB IECEE & ILAC procedure for different countries worldwide:
    • Development of rationalized test plan for all target markets
    • Testing and certification
    • Regulatory agencies liaison to facilitate approval in all target markets

Reliable product tests and certifications for global markets
Launching electrical and electronic devices on global markets has never been easier. Eurofins manages non-tariff trade barriers, licenses,
local certifications and national technical requirements for you.

We coordinate the transactions between manufacturers and authorities

Tests in accredited laboratories in line with international standards and product certification applying the globally approved IECEE and IECEx methods are the basis for a successful market introduction of devices, components, assemblies and systems. Via the global Eurofins network, we define the requirements for your products and procure the national licenses and certificates. Proofs of safety, electromagnetic compatibility, energy efficiency, radio frequency or foodstuff compatibility, etc. are required for border crossing and a successful market
introduction without any sales stops. 

Profit from our expertise and long-standing experience 

  • Database with global laws and ordinances for electrical and electronic products
  • Additional tests to ensure compliance with national requirements
  • Assistance with the creation of type plates, operating manuals and technical documentation
  • Knowledge base with approval projects
  • Assistance with the communication with foreign authorities
  • Regulatory requirements concerning the project, such as: EMC, safety, RoHS, energy efficiency and standby power, food grade quality, radio, labeling, instructions, and packaging
  • Inclusion of current WTO TBT notifications

Perfectly coordinated processes for your success on the market

Our services

  • Process consulting
  • Inspection of test reports, labels and documents
  • Registration with the local authorities
  • Approval monitoring and communication with authorities
  • Commissioning of the local test laboratory
  • Assistance with the correction of documents and reports
  • Finding solutions in case of non-acceptance of the products
  • Commissioning of production inspections
  • Inspection of the approval docments after successful approval
  • Monitoring of the certificate’s validity

BSMI (Taiwan) (EMC Testing and Certification)

Frequency ranges from 9kHz to 6GHz using  CISPR22 rules. Testing at 110V 60Hz and 220v 60Hz. As a directly accredited BSMI EMC laboratory our reports are accepted for all three routes to certification and we cover ITE, ISM and Domestic products. 

BSMI accredited testing to 

  • CNS 13438 (CISPR22)
  • CNS 13803  (CISPR 11)
  • CNS 13783-1  (CISPR 14-1)

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IECEx (Explosive Atmosphere)

IECEx Certification

The IECEx Scheme is the CB Scheme for electrical equipment used in explosive atmospheres (hazardous locations).

Our Certification Bodies in Italy and Switzerland have successfully completed the IECEx assessment process to operate as IECEx Certification Bodies (ExCBs):

  • Eurofins Product Testing Italy Srl. (Italy)
  • Eurofins Electrosuisse Product Testing AG (Switzerland)


The following Eurofins laboratories are also Explosive Atmosphere Test Laboratories (ExTL) under IECEx Scheme:

  • Eurofins Product Testing Italy Srl. (Italy)
  • Eurofins Electrosuisse Product Testing AG (Switzerland)
  • Eurofins MET Laboratories, Inc. (Austin) (United States)    
  • Eurofins MET Laboratories, Inc. (Baltimore) (United States)

Eurofins offer IECEx testing and certification services according to below scopes:

 

International Electrotechnical Commission System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres (IECEx System)

 
 
           

Certified Equipment Scheme | Standard - Protection Mode

Italy
(ExCB + ExTL)

Switzerland
(ExCB + ExTL)

Austin (US)
(ExTL)

Baltimore (US)
(ExTL)

 

IEC 60079-0: Equipment – General requirements

X

X

X

X

 

IEC 60079-1: Equipment protection by flameproof enclosures 'd'

X

X

 

X

 

IEC 60079-2: Equipment protection by pressurized enclosure "p"

X

X

X

X

 

IEC 60079-5: Powder filling 'q'

 

X

 

 

 

IEC 60079-7: Equipment protection by increased safety "e"

X

X

X

X

 

IEC 60079-11: Equipment protection by intrinsic safety 'i'

X

X

X

X

 

IEC 60079-15: Equipment protection by type of protection "n"

X

X

X

X

 

IEC 60079-18: Equipment protection by encapsulation "m"

X

X

X

X

 

IEC 60079-26: Equipment with equipment protection level (EPL) Ga

 

X

X

X

 

IEC 60079-28: Protection of equipment and transmission systems using optical radiation (ExTL PTB)

 

X

X

X

 

IEC 60079-31: Equipment dust ignition protection by enclosure "t"

X

X

X

X

 

IEC 80079-34: Explosive atmospheres: Application of quality systems for equipment manufacture

 

 

 

X

 

IEC 80079-36: Non-electrical equipment  -- Basic method and requirements

 

X

 

 

 

IEC 80079-37: Non-electrical type of protection constructional safety ''c'',  ''b'',  ''k''

 

X

 

 

 

IEC 61241-0: Electrical apparatus for use in the presence of combustible dust: General requirements

 

X

 

 

 

IEC 61241-1: Protection by enclosures 'tD'

 

X

 

 

 

IEC 61241-1-1: Electrical apparatus for use in the presence of combustible dust: Electrical apparatus protected by enclosures and surface temperature limitation - Specification for apparatus

 

X

 

 

 

IEC 61241-4: Type of protection 'pD'

 

X

 

 

 

IEC 61241-11: Protection by intrinsic safety 'iD'

 

X

 

 

 

IEC 61241-18: Protection by encapsulation 'mD'

 

X

 

 

 

Service Facility Scheme

 

 

 

 

 

IECEx 03-5 Repair and overhaul according IEC 60079-19

 

X

 

 

 

 

MSHA Approval (Hazardous Location- Mining products) 

Federal regulations require mining products destined for use in underground coal & gassy underground mines, be approved or certified to MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) standards or non-MSHA Product Safety Standards – equivalent to the applicable product approval requirements having the same degree of protection.

Under MSHA’s Subchapter B – Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Mining Products – Part 6, the U.S. Department of Labor has mandated that MSHA accept testing and evaluation by recognized independent laboratories in lieu of MSHA performing their own testing and evaluation. MET is an accredited NRTL (Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory) accepted as part of MSHA‘s Part 6 approval of Mining products.

Products required to be evaluated and tested range from small electronic devices to large mining systems:

  • Battery Powered Mobile Machines
  • Batteries for Mobile Machines
  • X/P Connection Boxes/Enclosures
  • X/P Plug and Receptacles/Connectors
  • Diesel Electronics
  • Electric Cap Lamps
  • X/P Electric Motors
  • Permissible Fans
  • Flashlights
  • Ground Check (Wire) Monitors
  • Intrinsically Safe Instruments
  • Intrinsically Safe Relays
  • Lighting Systems
  • Communication Systems
  • Multi-Gas Detectors – Handheld
  • Machine Methane Monitoring Systems
  • Telephone and Signaling Devices
  • Water Pumps

MSHA Approval

MSHA will accept testing and evaluation performed by an independent laboratory for purposes of MSHA product approval provided that they receive:

  1. Written evidence of the laboratory’s independence and current recognition by a laboratory accrediting organization
  2. Complete technical explanation of how the product complies with each requirement in the applicable MSHA product approval requirements
  3. Identification of components or features of the product that are critical to the safety of the product
  4. All documentation, including drawings and specifications, as submitted to the independent laboratory by the applicant

Non-MSHA Standards

MSHA will accept equivalent non-MSHA product safety standards, assuming they provide the same degree of protection. With modifications, these standards are accepted:

  • IEC 60079-0, Fourth Edition, 2004-01
  • IEC 60079-1, Fifth Edition, 2003-11

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Automotive

KBA (E1) - E-Mark Type Approval (Automotive)

The Automotive Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 95/54/EC (AEMCD) in their latest revision 2004/104/EC is one of the European Directives which are intended to promote free trade throughout the European Union.

The AEMCD has a different approval mark from the CE mark directives. Instead of the CE logo, products approved to the AEMCD should carry the e-mark. This mark consists of a rectangle surrounding the letter 'e' followed by the distinguishing number (see list below) of the Member State which has granted type-approval.

Eurofins is accredited by the "Kraftfahrt Bundesamt (KBA)", the German Federal Motor and Transport Authority to perform measurements according to the AEMCD. All tests, reports and documents for the e-mark type approval can be handled by our specialist to fulfill all requirements.

The following list gives an overview of all necessary exhibits:

  • Official Certificate of Registration of the company or excerpts from the craftsman register or corresponding documents, in the case of natural persons the official registration, confirmation or an analogous document of all participants in the type approval procedure (documents are accepted in German or English, for documents in another language please add an official certified translation into German)
  • A copy of the certification documents of ISO 9001/9002 OR in case of no / unaccepted ISO certificate a Manufacturers Report (see Annex 1 of MAB document of KBA). This route requires an assessment by KBA.
  • Form A3 of MAB document of KBA (Nomination of authorized Agent)
  • Form A5 of MAB document of KBA (in case of KBA assessment)
  • Form A7 of MAB document of KBA (in case of KBA assessment)
  • Picture or photo of fix place for e-mark on the product
  • Complete set of technical documentation such as circuit diagram, PCB layout, Bill Of Material (parts list), user manual, technical specifications (each number, letter etc. must be of readable quality. Documents must contain company name, product description, model number, Revision number, issue date. All the information has to be an integral part of the documents and not copied into it after printing or even hand written. Whoever prints a document at manufacturers side, must have the same document as submitted) Electronic format preferred
  • Two test reports (provided by Eurofins)
  • Three Appendices IIb (provided by Eurofins)

List of member state numbers:

1 Germany 17 Finland
2 France 18 Denmark
3 Italy 20 Poland
4 Netherlands 21 Portugal
5 Sweden 23 Greece
6 Belgium 24 Irland
7 Hungary 26 Slovenia
8 Czech Republic 27 Slovakia
9 Spain 29 Estonia
11 UK 32 Latvia
12 Austria 36 Lithuania
13 Luxemburg 49 Cyprus
  50 Malta

Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Certification Program

Helping you ensure the safe design, installation, and compliance of automotive lift products.

Eurofins has the capabilities to test and certify lifts, wheel balancers, alignment tools, and any electrical tool used in a shop. MET Laboratories is accredited by the Automotive List Institute (ALI) as an inspection body to perform full safety certification on vehicle lifts for the USA and Canada.

All 50 states require that installed vehicle lifts meet the Automotive Lift Construction, Testing and Validation (ALCTV) safety standards issued by the American National Standards Institution (ANSI) and ALI. In order for a list to be certified is must meet the following requirements:

  • All lifts are tested in accordance to the American National Standard “Automotive Lifts – Safety Requirements for Construction, Testing, and Validation” ANSI/ALI ALCTV
  • Lift models must be listed by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) in accordance with ANSI/UL 201 for the United States and CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 68 for Canada
  • Regular surveillance and plant inspections  to ensure that the Authorized Production Facility (APF) meets the quality control requirements set in the Program Procedural Guide
  • All manufacturer-provided instructions, manuals, and operator safety documents follow the requirements of the Program Procedural Guide.
ANSI/ALI ALCTV:2017

On January 24, 2017 ANSI approved the 2017 edition of the standard for automotive lifts ANSI/ALI ALCTV:2017. After the July 24, 2018 effective date, only the 2017 edition of ALCTV will be recognized. Lifts that have not been completely re-evaluated to the new standard or evaluated using the Gap Analysis procedure described in PPM-14 (section 3.6) by July 24, 2018 will lose their certification and be removed from the ALI Directory of Certified Automotive Lifts.

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MET Mark

Clarifying misconceptions between the MET and the UL listed Marks

  • The MET mark indicate that the product has met the minimum requirements of the applicable safety standards.
  • Additionally, the MET mark validates the product’s continued compliance to these standards as evidenced by periodic factory follow-up inspections.
  • MET’s safety engineers are customer oriented, and will keep an open line of communication with their client to prevent unnecessary and costly delays.
MET Mark

Anatomy of MET’s product safety listing label

 

 

 

 

The MET label prove that a product meets the national requirements

  • The MET Mark indicates national compliance by virtue of MET’s equivalent accreditations to UL and CSA.
  • The MET mark clearly indicates compliance to US and Canadian requirements.
  • At the client’s option, the MET mark can specify the applicable UL standard to which the product complies.

What is NRTL Certification?

  • NRTL Certification is the mandatory evidence about a product or device’s compliance with certain safety standards, ad described by the OSHA.
  • After testing to the relevant testing standards and accordingly certifying a product under the NRTL program by the OSHA, the NRTL authorizes the manufacturer to apply a registered certification mark to the product.
  • The MET mark is the evident proof that the product complies with the requirements of one or more appropriate product safety test standards.

Since UL writes the safety standards, don’t manufacturers need to display the UL mark?

  • The legal requirement is that the laboratory which performs the testing is a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) recognized by OSHA.
  • While UL does coordinate standards writing, they are only one of several NRTLs for testing and certification.
  • The MET Mark indicates that the product has been evaluated for safety by an approved independent lab in accordance with the national standard.

The MET label prove that a product meets the national requirements

  • The MET Mark indicates national compliance by virtue of MET’s equivalent accreditations to UL and CSA.
  • The MET mark clearly indicates compliance to US and Canadian requirements.
  • At the client’s option, the MET mark can specify the applicable UL standard to which the product complies.

Where is NRTL certification required?

  • In the workplace, under OSHA’s jurisdiction:
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S requires electrical equipment to be listed by a NRTL
  • In the National Electrical Code (NEC) NFPA 70:
  • Article 110-2 requires that electrical equipment be approved by a NRTL
  • Insurance regulators
  • On products and devices that may pose a risk to the user. Therefore, required by:
  • Manufacturers
  • Brand owners
  • Retailers
  • Buyers and product users

What countries accept the MET Mark?

  • The MET Mark for product safety is accepted throughout the United States and Canada.
  • For Canada, MET was one of the first labs to be fully accepted by the Standards Council of Canada as a Certification Body.
  • The MET-c Mark is recognized by the Standards Council of Canada and provincial authorities throughout Canada.
  • In addition, MET is one of the few labs in the US with international recognition as a National Certification body (NCB) as part of the IECEE CB scheme that includes 53 countries.

Acceptance

  • MET listed products have been sold in more than 7,000 retail stores throughout the United States and Canada.
  • MET is available to provide the necessary information if any retail store requests clarification of the national requirements.

Trust - Key international brands rely on the MET Mark

  • MET listed products have been sold in more than 7,000 retail stores throughout the United States and Canada.
  • MET is available to provide the necessary information if any retail store requests clarification of the national requirements.

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MET Meter Certification Program

International testing & certification solutions to ensure electric meter acceptance into global markets

As metering technology advances, new considerations must be acknowledged in order to ensure continued performance. Smart meters, updated standards & directives, and modern meter components drive the need for expanded electromagnetic, safety and measurement testing. MET’s Electric Meter Certification Program provides the testing and certification manufacturers’ need for entry into global markets.

We help you prove the accuracy, safety and performance of your meter technology through advanced laboratory solutions. Our experienced testing staff is prepared to guide you through the certification process and determine if your product meets requirements for use in international electric utility systems.

MET helps manufacturers meet time-to-market deadlines and achieve compliance to modern regulatory standards. Our certification program encompasses all necessary testing to ensure the performance of your electric metering products. Manufacturers and Utilities trust MET to verify their electric meters for compliance and accelerate their time to market.

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MET NEBS Certification

MET Laboratories is a pioneer in NEBS testing. We expertly perform all required NEBS testing at one fully equipped facility on either coast.

MET’s extensive capabilities include complete, Verizon-certified NEBS testing facilities, in Baltimore, MD, Santa Clara, CA, Union City, CA and Austin, TX.

 

NEBS Certified by MET Labs

Bundle ALL Your Certification Requirements with MET:

  • NEBS Certification
  • Comcast Equipment Testing
  • Verizon Technical Purchasing Requirements (TPR)
    • VZ.TPR.9205 TEEER Certification
    • VZ.TPR.9307 Printed Board Lead-Free Solder Requirements
  • AT&T ATT-TP-76200 Testing
  • R&TTE Directive / CE Certification
  • Product Safety Certification (NRTL)
  • Telecom FCC / Industry Canada Certification

We can create a custom test program that integrates domestic and international regulatory compliance with the NEBS testing. Our one-stop approach eliminates the need to coordinate testing among multiple test facilities. As a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) under the US-EU Mutual Recognition Agreement, MET’s testing to ETSI requirements has even more value.

NEBS Requirements

NEBS (Network Equipment Building Systems) requires products to be evaluated in extreme environments and phenomena. The key NEBS tests include:

  • EMC/EMI
  • Humidity
  • Vibration
  • Fire
  • Surge Power Fault
  • Temperature
  • Altitude
  • Lightning
  • Earthquake
  • Airborne Contaminants
  • Acoustic

Four in-house labs at each MET NEBS facility afford flexible scheduling and complete testing to NEBS requirements:

  • EMC/EMI – GR-1089-CORE, Sections 2, 3
  • Environmental Simulation – GR-63-CORE, GR-487-CORE, GR-950-CORE, GR-3108-CORE, GR-49-CORE, GR-4228-CORE
  • Telecom – GR-1089-CORE, Sections 4-10
  • Product Safety – US and Canadian Product Safety Certification

Additional requirements include an NRTL evaluation for electrical product safety.  MET provides the NRTL certification for electrical product safety which is referenced in NEBS and OSHA requirements. MET was the first licensed NRTL in the country, and continues to be top-ranked.

MET has developed a keen understanding of the complexity of NEBS requirements. At MET, each test program is customized, based on factors such as equipment type, installation conditions, and location.

These factors must be properly addressed prior to testing in order to avoid costly and time-consuming re-testing. MET stays current on changes to the requirements or applicability of the various RBOCs (Regional Bell Operating Companies), so we can provide the most up-to-date service available.

 

Recognition

MET’s designation as a Verizon-certified Independent Test Laboratory (ITL) for NEBS highlights the recognition of MET certification by all of the nation’s RBOCs. MET has earned this recognition by working closely with the RBOCs to apply NEBS standards to their requirements. MET also works closely with AT&T and their NEBS standards.

By working so closely with the RBOCs, MET has developed a report format that provides a level of detail which exceeds their expectations. This reduces the need for further scrutiny and accelerates the evaluation time of the purchasers. As an independent third party and an NRTL, MET delivers reports that provide credibility.

By working closely with manufacturers, holding regular, timely NEBS seminars and workshops on both coasts, and providing compliance assistance & design review services at the manufacturers’ facilities, MET keeps the process as surprise-free as possible.

Products get to the market first when tested by MET.

MET NEBS Certification Mark

Our NEBS by MET logo is designed to support your marketing efforts. The MET Certification logo for NEBS indicates to your customers that your products have undergone scrutiny by one of the most-recognized independent test labs in the industry. This logo has been used by manufacturers in print ads, brochures, websites, and trade show exhibits.

MET provides a Certificate of Compliance, a valuable marketing tool for manufacturers. The MET Certificate clearly indicates the scope of compliance for the product and references the MET report.

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Tolling Interoperability Certification

Leader in Toll Testing and Tolling Interoperability Certification.

MET is North America’s leading Independent Test Lab for Toll Testing and the only Lab accredited by OmniAir Certification Services for Tolling Interoperability Certification. Our specialized testing ensures that a tag or a reader device has implemented all functionality, will be interoperable, will perform in the field and ultimately verifies that a tag will responds in the correct amount of time to a reader command.

Simulated Toll Testing
MET became the leading tolling test lab by pioneering a cost-saving lab-based solution.  Formerly, test vendors performed laborious and expensive field tests that weren’t repeatable.  Now, with MET’s innovative Simulated Toll Testing™ (STT™) process, toll tag and reader evaluations are efficiently and economically expedited, using a 3-step process:

1. Conformance 6C Testing
2. Simulated Toll Testing
3. Field Testing

Apart from this pioneering solution, MET also participates in OmniAir’s 6C Certification Program, which is designed to ensure tolling tag and reader interoperability (IOP) across equipment vendors and toll facilities. It is based on the ISO/IEC 18000-6 (Type C) RFID protocol.  Read more about ISO RFID certification and MET’s proprietary certification mark.

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