With the introduction of complex new meter technologies in today’s more connected world come risks and challenges faced by both manufacturers and consumers alike. UL has in-depth experience in evaluating meters and their smart features—such as electronic measuring, wireless or remote reporting and appliance controls—enabling us to guide our customers through those challenges, including:
- Global Market Access – There are many unique requirements based on region, and UL has the knowledge to allow us to determine an appropriate test plan which minimizes duplication of testing while ensuring maximum geographical coverage.
- Technical Competency – There are many different disciplines that encompass a meter performance program, and UL has significant experience in Accuracy, EMC, Radio, Electrical, Mechanical, Environmental, and Safety testing.
- Radio Compliance – With the growing concerns of Intentional transmissions, UL has experience as a TCB to provide manufacturers with the reassurance that geographical regulations are met.
- Speed to Market – With evolving technology and changing market demands, UL has comprehensive knowledge managing complex projects to meet customer deadlines.
Around the world, we provide reliable certification services and share knowledge on current and emerging standards to help deliver safer meters to the marketplace.
Additionally, UL offers safety testing of electricity, water and gas meters to ensure they meet Accuracy Class Performance as well as Shock, Fire, Water Purity and Hazardous Location use requirements. UL also offers EMC evaluation for traditional Emissions and Immunity along with Intentional Transmitters (Cellular, WiFi, ZigBee, Bluetooth, etc).
UL can help manufacturers gain access to the world’s markets, testing smart meters to the requirements of the North America, South America, China, Asia, Australia, Europe and South Africa.
Our extensive experience in smart-meter testing has earned UL significant accreditations, including acceptance into the:
- National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP)
- National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) program (U.S.)
- Australian Government National Measurement Institute (NMI)
- Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB)
- International Electro-Technical Commission (IEC)
- International Accreditation Service (IAS)
- Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC).
UL is deeply involved with the creation of new standards for smart-meter technology and actively contributes to smart-meter panels globally. Our goal is to help bring safer meters that are optimized for performance to market quickly, easily and efficiently.