UL

UL certification is a document confirming that your product is safe to be used and complies with UL regulations.

UL certification lends credibility to a product and its safety of use by establishing that it is deemed effective and safe for use by the public by testing products.


UL certification - facts, advantages and markets that covers

UL certification is a document confirming that your product is safe to be used and complies with UL regulations.

For example, 
UL 110, Standard for Sustainability for Mobile Phones
UL 50, Enclosures for Electrical Equipment
UL 1492, Audio/Video Products and Accessories
UL 1642, Lithium Batteries

Ul certification is considered to be one of the strictest in the world:

  1.  the standards apply to the equipment itself, to its materials, to its components, up to the standards of the instructions.
  2. UL-certified products meet the most stringent safety standards and requirements, including for people and for the environment.
  3. The marked products pass through tests and plant inspection.

Advantages of UL Certification

  • The consumer should be confident in the quality and safety of the purchased product.
  • Speed up the process of putting the equipment into operation, making it easier for the local authorized body to check it at the installation site.
  • Obtaining the UL certificate demonstrates the competence of manufacturers
  • Certificates verify the durability, stability, and durability of products.
  • UL certification also contributes to better insurance, as it guarantees safety as well as quality.

Markets that UL Certification covers

UL Certification is a symbol of reliability and safety, and has earned recognition in many countries in all around the world. In USA UL certification is voluntary for all electrical control devices or systems and is obligated on component parts that are part of a larger product or system.

UL standards relate to six technical sectors:

  • electrical engineering;
  • fire prevention;
  • anti-theft and alarms;
  • heating and air conditioning;
  • injuries and chemical injuries

WWBridge support

  • Check whether your product is ready to pass UL Certification
  • Determine the scope of tests with an accurate budget
  • Verify if this equipment has been designed according to relevant standards (to prevent non-compliance)
  • Find zones of risk - to be improved by manufacturer
  • Perform tests and inspection (annual control)

Possible solutions

WWBridge is ready to offer various solutions based on the needs and requirements of the client, adapt to the type of product and select the most optimal solution from the options presented below.

UL recognition–UL recognition means that the components or parts within a complete product or system have been evaluated by the UL. The components need to be associated with a product for it to perform an end task.

UL listing– UL listing means that a product sample has been tested by UL and concluded that the product conforms to specific defined requirements. The requirements are determined by UL’s published and nationally recognized Standards for safety.

UL classification– UL classification means that samples parts of a product have been tested and evaluated by UL as per certain product properties.

UL marking

1. LISTING MARKS FOR CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES

LISTING MARKS FOR CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES

These markings are commonly found on computers, stoves and heaters, fuses, electrical panels, fire extinguishers, and thousands of other products. All products on which such a mark is applied are checked with a certain frequency. This is necessary to confirm that they continue to be manufactured in accordance with UL safety requirements.

2. UL CLASSIFICATION MARKS FOR CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES

UL CLASSIFICATION MARKS FOR CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES

The "UL Classified" mark is displayed on representative samples of products that UL has evaluated for specific properties, a limited range of hazards, or suitability for use in limited or special conditions.

3. UL RECOGNIZED COMPONENT MARKS FOR CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES

UL RECOGNIZED COMPONENT MARKS FOR CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES

Such markings are used on component parts (components) that are part of a larger product or system. Component labeling applies to a wide range of products, including switches, power supplies, printed circuit boards, some types of industrial control equipment, etc.

Important to know

● WWBridge acts globally wherever you are located
● WWBridge helps to set up accurate budget
● WWBridge provide the accessible consultation of our UL experts
● WWBridge consults you how to choose the right type of UL certificate
● WWBridge keeps you updated on a regular basis
● WWBridge provides complete services of UL Certification

How to be certified - steps and lead time

PROJECT MILESTONES

1. Construction review/ pre-testing: (estimated lead-time 8 Weeks)
● Construction/Documentation Review
● Determination of Test Plan and estimated budget
● Determination of Sample Requirements
● Preparation of Test Datasheets
2. Testing: (estimated lead-time 8 Weeks)
● Testing
3. Certification: (estimated lead-time 8 Weeks)
● Construction/Documentation Review
● Draft Descriptive Report
● Testing at UL Lab
● Review of datasheets and determination of test compliance
● Issue of UL Certification/Letter Report (as applicable)

Estimated budget

The final price depends on the scope of tests to be performed and the amount of categories to be checked. WWBridge has sufficient experience in coordinating UL certification. We are ready to offer to our clients the accurate prices; to fine-tune the budget for your unique request and save you from non-compliance.

If there are still some questions on UL, contact us right now to find out how to obtain UL Certificates: [email protected] Looking forward to your inquiries.



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F.A.Q.

Is the local representative company required for handling the EAC certification?
In accordance with the Customs Union legislation, a foreign manufacturer must have a Local representative company (an Applicant) on the territory of the Customs Union (CU) to issue the certificate/declaration. This means that an Applicant for you can be your customer, distributor or official representative company in CU. WorldWideBridge LLC will be mentioned on certificate/declaration as a local representative. 
What does Annual maintenance inspection assume?
Each serially producing product that requires Certificate of conformity is subjected to Annual Maintenance Inspection (or so-called Inspection control) in case of applying for more than 1-year certificate. It assumes that certification body which issued the CoC needs to confirm that the product is still produced at the same quality. It can be done through the re-testing or reviewing of Quality Management System documents. In some cases, the certification body can initiate a production site audits during AMI.
What does the cost of certification services depend on? Is there any price list?
The cost of certification services depends on the type of the required approval document and technical characteristics of the product itself that influences the scope of tests that are to be conducted. We have no price-list because used to work with a wide range of certification bodies, testing laboratories, and other specialized state institutions (Federal Security Service (FSS) licensing center, Radiofrequency center (RFC), Rostekhnadzor, Roszdravnadzor, etc.)And this means that the price can vary depending on product specification and certain certification body's pricing policy. If we are talking about the product specification, then the cost can be affected by the number of models, differences in applied models, the number of communication standards used (for radio products), the number of declared protective properties (for PPE), metrology characteristics ( for measuring devices) and so on. Each product is unique, each request must be carefully calculated to determine the type of document, the amount of testing, the most optimal certification scheme, the number of test reports, etc. Also, it is important to note that CU certification bodies have a certain accreditation (product range they can approve). So, in case of big projects that include different products for certification we should apply to several different authorities. Each of those has individual pricing policies due to their testing facilities. This fact can significantly affect the pricing and process. Our goal is to provide accurate consulting services in a specific case. Therefore, we are happy to evaluate the client's application, which contains the name and description of the product and the HS code (Customs code).
What is the EAC mark and when should it be applied?
EAC mark is an approval sign for products that are needed to be imported to the Customs Union (CU). This mark gives the opportunity to enter the markets of Russia, Belarus, Kazakstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, distribute products throughout the entire territory of these countries, and extend your audience to almost 200 millions of people. EAC mark can be obtained only after the certification procedure according to the Technical Regulations of the Customs union is finished. ЕАС abbreviation stands for “Eurasian Conformity”. The unified mark is applied to each unit of production, packaging or accompanying documentation. The image of the unified mark has to be one colour and contrast with the surface colour on which it is applied. The place of application of the unified mark on the product, packaging and documentation is established in technical regulations of the Customs union.
Can the production site audit be replaced by CIG report?
The production site audit can be required in case the product requires the Certificate of conformity to the Technical Regulation of the Customs union. A lot of our clients are interested whether the production audit can be replaced by CIG report that use to be issued by most European producers. Customs union approval procedure does not assume replacing of the audit by providing CIG report because the expert from certification authority is obliged to check the QMS personally according to our law.
How is determine whether the Declaration of conformity or Certificate of conformity is required?
The necessary form of the approval document depends on the product description and HS code (Customs code). In each technical regulations of the Customs union, there is the List which determines whether Certificate of conformity or Declaration of conformity is required for certain product according to its HS Code and application field. In some cases, technical parameters must be also taken into consideration (for pressure equipment, PPE products, etc.).
What is required to import the samples for tests?
The samples can be imported for test only after all the preparations. Firstly, we should prepare the application for the certification and confirm it with the client.  On the second stage, the client s preparing the invoice for samples delivery that is needed to be sent to us for the check.  When the samples arrived at the customs clearance office the receiver prepare all the necessary documents confirming the import purpose and pay all the required fees to the government.  Import fees depend on the announced product price according to the shipping invoice. Products that are valued less than 200 EUR are free from such fees.  The final stage assumes the registration of the cargo declaration that confirms that the samples passed the customs clearance and can be used on for certification.
How can the EAC approval documents be prolonged after the expiration date?
Customs union certification system does not assume the prolongation procedure. This means that the certification process must be repeated including tests, production site audit if required. After all the procedures are done you will receive a new approval document. 
Is there an open register where the issued EAC approval document can be checked?
Almost all approval documents are to be registered in the open registers. Here you can refer to some of them: the Registered EAC Certificates of Conformity ,  the Registered EAC Declarations of Conformity , the registered State Registration Certificates , FFS Notifications (encrypted means) register.  If you need additional information please apply to [email protected]

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