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February 23rd, 2018
Safer Solar in a Growing Market

SMART INVERTERS PLAY A KEY UTILITY ROLE AND UL IS WORKING TO HELP KEEP THEM SAFE AND COMPLIANT Use of solar energy continues to increase and, in response, interconnection requirements are changing to allow smarter inverters to help keep power grids stable in the face of varying conditions that occur with this renewable energy source…. read more

February 22nd, 2018
Accelerate Efficiency in Your Battery Charger Certifications

Global bundles available for EV and industrial chargers With battery use becoming commonplace, the need for battery chargers is increasing.  UL tests to help ensure compliance and provides an unparalleled assurance, confidence and a competitive edge in the marketplace. By bundling your North American (UL Mark) and international safety (CB Scheme) certifications, you access the… read more

February 22nd, 2018
UL and OCS Group Provide HazLoc Training

Tap into  trusted HazLoc technical knowledge and expertise The need for operational excellence and safety in oil and gas has never been greater. Achieving higher levels of safety and performance while simultaneously reducing resources can be challenging and is the reason for an expanding knowledge gap. To help with this, UL and OCS Group are… read more

February 22nd, 2018
Safer Solar in a Growing Market

Smart inverters play a key utility role and UL is working to help keep them safe and compliant Use of solar energy continues to increase and, in response, interconnection requirements are changing to allow smarter inverters to help keep power grids stable in the face of varying conditions that occur with this renewable energy source…. read more

February 22nd, 2018
Important Progress for Cybersecurity

UL and Eaton collaborate to advance cybersecurity for power management technologies Cybersecurity becomes more important every day across nearly all industries. Eaton’s collaboration with UL is helping to establish measurable cybersecurity criteria for network-connected power management products and systems. This collaboration has already hit three milestones: New cybersecurity standards for power management products are in… read more

January 19th, 2018
Mitigate Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

On January 3, 2018, consensus was achieved on the 2nd edition of ANSI/UL 2201 – the American National Standards Institute accredited national standard for Carbon Monoxide (CO) Emission Rate of Portable Generators. Driven by the work of the Task Group and by specific comments provided by the Standards Technical Panel (STP) and other stakeholders, ANSI/UL 2201… read more

January 19th, 2018
Time to Talk Advanced Inverters

With renewable energy growing in popularity and becoming a larger share of overall energy production in the United States, the network of power grids must evolve to safely respond to this trend. Smart inverters – or advanced inverters – help make this transition possible by using advanced technology and intelligence to allow power grids to… read more

January 19th, 2018
IEC / UL 61730 –New Harmonized Safety Standard for PV Modules

Harmonized standards enable access to global markets.  The UL 61730 harmonized PV module safety standard enables cost savings for manufacturers by testing once and leveraging the UL “record of test” for access to other markets. Since regional regulations for installation of electrical products must be considered, additional requirements called national differences or deviations also apply… read more

December 12th, 2017
Simplified Certifications for Hazardous Locations

In September 2017, ISA 12.12.01 was updated to UL 121201, 9th Edition. This update brings several changes that will simplify the certification process for Class I, II, and III Division 2 devices. The most significant revisions are regarding the acceptance of US/CAN Zone 2 and Zone 22 certifications, the international warning symbol (the triangle symbol… read more

December 12th, 2017
CPSC Recalls More Personal e-Mobility Devices

When one type of Personal e-Mobility Devices, the hoverboard, first entered the market in 2015, they were a big hit with consumers; however, these devices quickly became safety hazards. Numerous reports of fires that ignited while charging the units led to a major recall and warnings from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and recommendations… read more