American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) certification programs were founded to meet industry need and today provide value to 1,000s of built-environment professionals, employers and building owners.
National Electric Code – Throughout the United States and around the world, NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®), sets the foundation for electrical safety in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. The 2017 edition of this trusted Code presents the latest comprehensive regulations for electrical wiring, overcurrent protection, grounding, and installation of equipment.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) publishes more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks. NFPA codes and standards, administered by more than 250 Technical Committees comprising approximately 8,000 volunteers, are adopted and used throughout the world.
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA) is an international trade association representing 1,834 member firms in 103 chapters throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil. A leader in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry, SMACNA has offices in Chantilly, VA., which is outside of Washington, D.C., and on Capitol Hill.
ATEX Equipment Directive. ATEX is a commonly used synonym for the ATEX guidelines of the European Union. The name is derived from the French term ATmosphère EXplosive. The directive encompasses explosion protection guidelines 2014/34/EU for devices and 1999/92/EG for operations.
CE marking indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA). They signify that products sold in the EEA have been assessed to meet high safety, health, and environmental protection requirements. CE marking also supports fair competition by holding all companies accountable to the same rules.
CSA Group is a global provider of testing, inspection and certification services for products from a wide range of market sectors, and a leader in safety and environmental certification for Canada and the US. The CSA certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide.
GOST refers to a set of technical standards maintained by the Euro-Asian Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification (EASC).
The ETL Listed Mark is proof that your product has been independently tested and meets the applicable published standard. The ETL Mark is proof of product compliance to North American safety standards. Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) and code officials across the US and Canada accept the ETL Listed Mark as proof of product compliance to published industry standards.
If a product carries the UL mark, it means UL found that representative product samples met UL requirements. UL brings clarity and empowers trust to support the responsible design, production, marketing, and purchase of the goods, solutions, and innovations of today and tomorrow. UL connects people to safer, more secure, more sustainable products, services, experiences and environments.
QPS Evaluation Services – Accreditation demonstrates that the organization in question is fully qualified to test and certify products to the standards for which it is accredited. QPS is recognized in Canada, the United States, and Internationally.
International Electrotechnical Commission – International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies.
International Electrochemical Commission System for Certification to Standards relating to equipment for use in explosive atmospheres.
A QMS certified according to ISO 9001 specifies who is responsible for which quality-related activities and which procedures are to be complied with. The standard requires a control circuit that provides constant further development in terms of a continuous improvement process (CIP).