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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 recognised globally, providing manufacturers with a tool for reducing the delays and costs associated with multiple compliance testing.

The IECEE international Certification Body scheme (CB Scheme) test certificates and reports are accepted in over 50 countries, allowing products to be tested certified only once in order to be accepted onto a variety of global markets without the need for further product assessment.

The operating units of the IECEE are the National Certification Bodies (NCBs) which in turn employ testing laboratories, known as CB Testing Laboratories (CBTLs). Eurofins operates under the IECEE CB Scheme for electrical safety and Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

Eurofins NCBs

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

Eurofins CB Testing Laboratories (CBTLs)

  • Germany
    • Eurofins Product Service GmbH
  • Switzerland
    • Eurofins Electric & Electronic Product Testing AG, Lab Fehraltorf
    • Eurofins Electric & Electronic Product Testing AG, Lab Rossens
    • Eurofins Electric & Electronic Product Testing AG, Lab Zürich
    • Eurofins Electric & Electronic Product Testing AG, Lab Rorschach
  • UK
    • Eurofins York 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
  • Korea
    • Eurofins MET Laboratories, Ltd - Gyeonggi-do
  • 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) 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 a GS-Mark Testing and Certification service for a wide range of products including, but not limited to:

  • 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:

  • User manual in German language, available for each model listed on the GS license
  • Name and address of manufacturer or representative or importer provided on product, package, warranty card or user manual
  • Safety or EMC information provided as test reports, declaration, or 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 test reports or declaration or statement in user manual

GS mark licenses are valid for a maximum of 5 years from the issue date of the first license sheet.

Eurofins Certification Marks

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

Eurofins Product Service BG-Mark ("Bauart Geprüft") for electrical and electronic equipment 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.

Quality conscious manufacturers and distributors show with the ENEC mark that they are offering tested and third party 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 products including (but not limited to) household appliances, electronic equipment and lighting
  • Compliance with the EU low-voltage-directive
  • Reduced licence costs
  • Evidence in case of product liability claims

To obtaining an ENEC certificate, testing and certification is performed according to European standards and product manufacturing is 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)

Radio, Wireless & Telecommunications

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is the US authority for the certification of telecommunication equipment including Radio and wireless products which are intentional radiators. 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.

The certification of Telecommunication Equipment in Canada is handled by the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED; formerly Industry Canada).

ISED Canada

Eurofins is a designated Foreign Certification Body (FCB), accredited by German BMWi and the Industry Canada to issue ISED 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. 

The Eurofins measurement facilities comply with RSS Gen and are registered with the ISED. List of O.A.T.S. Filings, IC assigned code 3470.

FCC-USA

TCB Program

In accordance with the terms of the Mutual Recognition Agreement between the United States of America and the European Union, the European Union has designated and the FCC has accepted several Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) that may either certify or test radio frequency and telecommunications 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.

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.

Getting your product granted by the FCC 

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 authorized from 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 specifie. 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 many of the standards development and 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 have OSHA approval to test and certify to over 200 product standard categories.

We are constantly adding to our accreditation portfolio, therefore please contact us to find out if your product is within our accredited scope.

In addition to testing and certifying products, services we offer include acceptance of:

  • testing data from independent organizations, other than NRTLs
  • product evaluations from independent organizations, other than NRTLs
  • witnessed testing data
  • testing data from non-independent organizations
  • evaluation data from non-independent organizations (requiring NRTL review prior to marketing)
  • product evaluations from organizations that function as part of the International Electrotechnical Commission Certification Body (IEC-CB) Scheme

SCC Accreditation

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

We are constantly adding to our accreditation portfolio, therefore please contact us to find out if your product is within our accredited scope.

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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

Eurofins provides energy efficiency testing for ENERGY STAR, NRCan, CEC, EU & DOE testing. 

Eurofins MET Labs in the US 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 a wide range of products for ENERGY STAR. visit our energy efficiency webpage or contact us for more information.

NRcan Certification (Canada)

Eurofins 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.

SCC has accredited Eurofins MET Labs for energy efficiency verification as a Certification Body (CB) for Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).

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

CEC Appliance Efficiency Program

Eurofins MET 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.

DOE Energy Efficiency

MET Labs has the capabilities to test to the energy efficiency standards created by the Department of Energy (DOE).

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EPCglobal Certification Program (Software, Hardware)

Eurofins MET labs is the official testing provider for the EPCglobal hardware certification program for RFID testing.

Services and programs that MET provides for EPCglobal include:

  • 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.

For more information on this and other RFID related services please contact Eurofins MET labs or your local Eurofins E&E lab directly.

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SEV Mark

The Eurofins Electric & Electronics Product Testing AG 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 Electric & Electronics Product Testing AG provides product certification for the following sectors or product groups:

  • Electrical Household appliances
  • Industrial equipment, tools
  • Laboratory equipment
  • IT and entertainment electronics
  • Industrial electronics
  • Lighting
  • Electric installation materials
  • Cables

Advantages

  • Possessing a Swiss Mark of Conformity, which is internationally recognized
  • Quick and easy access into the European market
  • 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.

To obtain the Eurofins Electric & Electronics Product Testing AG 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 Inspection Body or designated partner in your country to ensure ongoing product compliance.

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Global Certification Services

International Approval Services

Certification, International Approvals & Notified Body Services

Launching electrical and electronic devices on global markets has never been easier. Our global network of laboratories offers a range of certification services for global market access including non-tariff trade barriers, licenses, local certifications and national technical requirements

  • 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

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. 

Profit from our expertise and long-standing experience 

  • Database with global laws and ordinances for electrical, electronic, medical and hazloc 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

Services include

  • 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 documents after successful approval
  • Monitoring of the certificate’s validity

BSMI (Taiwan) (EMC Testing and Certification)

Frequency ranges from 9kHz to 6GHz using CISPR 22 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), HazLoc, ATEX

IECEx Certification

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

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

  • Eurofins Expert Services (Finland)
  • Eurofins Electric & Electrical Product Testing AG (Switzerland)
  • Eurofins Product Testing srl. (Italy)
  • Eurofins CML Ltd (UK)


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

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

For more information please contact your local Eurofins Ex expert.

For more information visit our Explosive Atmosphere webpages.

 

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.

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

Eurofins MET labs offers MSHA approvals for the US department of labour.

For more information visit our Explosive Atmosphere webpages.

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Automotive

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

The Automotive Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 95/54/EC (AEMCD) in its 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)

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. Eurofins 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.

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Eurofins 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 proves 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 much of the 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.

Contact your Eurofins MET specialist >>

 

Eurofins 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.

Contact your Eurofins MET specialist >>

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Eurofins MET NEBS Certification

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

Eurofins 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 Eurofins 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 / ISED 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. Four in-house labs at each Eurofins MET NEBS facility afford flexible scheduling and complete testing to NEBS requirements.

Additional requirements include an NRTL evaluation for electrical product safety.  Eurofins MET provides the NRTL certification for electrical product safety which is referenced in NEBS and OSHA requirements.

Eurofins MET has developed a keen understanding of the complexity of NEBS requirements. At Eurofins 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. Eurofins 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

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

By working so closely with the RBOCs, Eurofins 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, Eurofins 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.

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.

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

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Tolling Interoperability Certification

Leader in Toll Testing and Tolling Interoperability Certification.

Eurofins 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
Eurofins 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 Eurofins 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

Eurofins 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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