SAFEGUARDS | Electrical & Electronics NO. 137/17
On August 1, 2017, the technical panel for Intrinsic Safe Apparatus for hazardous locations cancelled the timeline for manufacturers to comply with the 5th edition of UL 913.
This allows manufacturers who make products used only for hazardous locations in the United States to submit their products for less strenuous testing.
This withdrawal of the 5th edition is based on feedback received from stakeholders across the board. There was an expressed desire to maintain an American National standard based on legacy requirements.
Companies who plan to sell their products in the US and Europe can still test to the 8th edition of UL 913. This is the harmonized standard that coincides with ATEX standards. Both sets of standards demonstrate the level of safety required for the involved application for electronic products used in hazardous locations.
Our hazardous location experts can help you determine the kind of testing that you need to demonstrate the level of safety need for it to enter the marketplace anywhere in the world.
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