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Field Labeling Process

During each field evaluation, we will contact the local inspector and communicate our intended process to ensure the AHJ will be completely satisfied.

We are continually involved with local Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ); attending their meetings and forums to gain a complete understanding of what inspectors need and want.

According to OSHA workplace safety requirements called out in 29 CFR Section 1910.303 and the National Electric Code (NEC) – NFPA 70:2002– Article 90.7 and 110.2 … all “conductors of electricity” must be “approved,” “identified,” “listed” or “labeled”. In accordance with these requirements, if your local electrical inspector or building official finds installed equipment that does not comply with electrical product safety standards, that product will not be approved for use until all applicable product safety requirements have been met.

1. Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) ‘Tags’ equipment (pre-permit or post-permit)
2. Manufacturer contacts the AHJ approved test lab (800-967-5352)
3. Applicable requirements/specifications are determined
4. Quote issued to the client
5. Manufacturer accepts and signs quote
6. Evaluation date is scheduled and conducted
7. If product is found to be in compliance with applicable requirements/specifications the unit is labeled and a Letter of Compliance is issued which states the following:

    • Inspection site/equipment inspected
    • Standard(s) utilized in evaluation
    • Performance tests conducted
    • Label number(s) applied
    • Controlled Report No. 

8. If product is found to be non-compliant with applicable requirements/specifications a non-compliance report is issued which states the following:

    • Inspection site/equipment inspected
    • Standard(s) utilized in evaluation
    • Performance tests conducted
    • Construction and performance failures

During the field labeling process our engineers will evaluate your product for the following:

Risk of Fire 

  • Proper design/construction/voltage
  • Properly sized components
  • Appropriate non-combustible enclosures
  • Over-current/Overload protection & sizing

Risk of Shock 

  • 30Vrms/60Vdc
  • Protection against accessibility
  • Appropriate enclosures
  • Articulated Finger Probe
  • Grounding 

Risk of Mechanical Hazards 

  • Pinch points/sharp points/Tip Hazard
  • Accessibility to moving parts - Crushing and Tearing Hazards
  • Appropriate Enclosures/Guards
  • Appropriate warnings and labels
  • Risk of High Current/Energy

Markings 

  • Manufacturer/Model No./Electrical Ratings
  • Caution markings
  • Risk of Fire/Shock/Mechanical Hazards
  • Caution markings relevant to hazards within the installation site

Compliance to applicable electrical, technical, and mechanical safety standards 

  • ANSI B155.1-1994 – Packaging Machinery
  • ANSI/IEEE C37.20.1 – Circuit Breaker Switches
  • ANSI/UL 1008 – Transfer Switches
  • ANSI/UL 508:1999 – Industrial Control Equipment
  • NFPA 70:2002 – National Electric Code (NEC)
  • NFPA 79:2002 – Safety of Industrial Machinery
  • UL 508a: 2001 – Industrial Control Panels
  • UL 61010C-1: 2002 – Process Control Equipment
  • UL 61010A-1: 2002 – Measurement, Control, Laboratory Equipment
     

 

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