North American Certification Process

Are you a manufacturer of electrical devices such as AC & DC electrical machines or generators, electrically operated valves, fans/blowers, heating devices or lighting devices, to name a few?

Is your equipment intended for use in “hazardous locations” in North America?

Here are the 5 main steps you should take to begin the hazardous location certification process:

Step 1 – Identify the general safety Standards (or known as Ordinary Location Standards) – the specific Standards for your type of electrical equipment

Step 2 – identify in which type of area you want your product installed (based on your chosen classification system). Note that there are two classification system in North America: the Class-Division system and Zone system. You need to choose one or both of them,

Step 3 – Select the best protection techniques applicable to your product

Step 4 – Identify the hazardous location Standards that apply to your product and determine the hazardous location markings that apply to your product’s  classification (division and/or zone)

Step 5 – Engage a recognized, accredited certification agency in North America; they are also called National Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTL).  CSA, UL and QPS are examples.

Hazcon can help you quickly to access all the information you need to get started! 

Hazcon 300 is a free, simple, and user-friendly app that helps manufacturers of electrical equipment to get all the important details by doing this:

  1. Choose your product from the first menu
  2. Select the classification system: Division or Zone system
  3. Select the correct hazardous location

Once you make these choices, you will see a chart that summarizes all the details you need!

You can also get a copy of this table by inserting your email address and submitting it

Time is Money. Use our free Hazcon 300 app and, in 15 seconds, get answers for your type of electrical equipment.

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