Autonomous Mobile Warehouse Robots

Certification requirements for Automated Mobile Platforms can be complex. Our white paper will answer your questions and help guide you along an efficient path through the certification process.

White Paper: Satellite™ Data Acceptance Program

Discover how Intertek's Satellite™ data acceptance program streamlines product safety testing and approval, reducing costs and time to market for manufacturers.

Unmasking Cyber Threats to Critical Infrastructure

Get insights into critical infrastructure vulnerabilities in the digital age. Explore energy, healthcare, and transportation sectors, and understand the growing threat of cyberattacks via the supply chain.

Manufacturer's Guide to Construction Products Testing

Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements for your construction products. This guide offers insights into product certification marks, preventing job site issues and border delays.

Functional Safety: Overview and Methods

Intertek offers expertise in functional safety systems across all stages - design, safety chain management, performance assessments, and more.

The Definitive Q&A Guide for North American Product Certification

Selling in North America? Get your product tested and certified by recognized independent bodies for safety compliance. Our guide answers FAQs and offers tips for faster market entry.

CSA 22.2 No. 286, Revisions to the Standard

Discover the significant revisions to CSA 22.2 No. 286 standard and their impact on your business.

Short Circuit Ratings for Industrial Control Panels

Ensure SCCR compliance with our short circuit current ratings white paper. Learn how to calculate and safeguard your industrial control panels.

Becoming a Listed Alarm Service Company

Unlock growth opportunities for your alarm service company with our 'Becoming a Listed Alarm Service Company' white paper.

Automated Mobile Platforms: UL/ULC 3100

Explore Automated Mobile Platforms (AMPs) and UL/ULC 3100 standard, including critical components, testing, risk assessment, and regional variations in North American markets.

8 Ways to Expedite Intrinsically Safe Product Certification Process

Speed up your Intrinsic Safety product certification with our white paper, highlighting 8 effective approaches.

JPEx Certification FAQs

Navigate equipment certifications for hazardous environments with our JPEx Certification FAQs white paper.

Download The Road to ‘Net Zero’ White Paper

In the urgent fight against climate change, the focus is on halting and not just reducing carbon emissions. With the Paris Agreement's 1.5°C target and 'net zero' goals, businesses and governments face mounting pressure to take action and be accountable for their carbon footprint.

CCCEx Technical Decision Notice (TC 28-2021)

Stay informed about recent CCCEx technical decisions in China regarding explosion-proof products. Download our free English-translated guide for detailed insights.

White Paper: Responsible Sourcing in the Building and Construction Sector

Companies must meet rising demands for ethics, accountability, and regulations on environmental and social issues.

White Paper: Environmental Product Declaration

The construction industry's focus on sustainability has grown, leading to increased interest in Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) to assess environmental performance. This white paper explains EPDs, their creation process, and challenges, with expertise from Intertek Assuris' global Sustainability Team.

IEC 61439 Edition 3.0: Low Voltage Switchgear & Controlgear Assemblies

Learn how IEC 61439 Edition 3.0 affects product compliance in power switchgear in our white paper, covering key 2020 changes.

Intertek Functional Safety Conformity Assessment Program

Discover Intertek's Functional Safety Certification Program for automated machinery and robotics, offering flexibility and visibility through our certification.

Guide to Hazardous Location Equipment Marking

Get a comprehensive breakdown of hazardous location equipment marking requirements and their correct application in our guide for manufacturers and end users.

FAQs for Product Compliance in Hazardous Locations

Manufacturing electrical products for hazardous locations involves complex standards and certifications. Intertek's FAQ white paper answers common client questions, aiding product market entry.

White Paper: 10 Tips for Faster & More Successful Hazardous Location Product Approval

Navigate the complexities of ATEX, IECEx, and ETL approvals for hazardous location equipment with our white paper.

Understanding VOC Emission Testing & Certification

Learn about VOC emission standards for furniture and building products in North America. Discover legal requirements, product testing, standards, and certification schemes in our complimentary white paper, promoting sustainability and safety.

Resistivity and Life Evaluation of a Flow Battery

This report analyzes the life estimation of a vanadium redox flow battery, focusing on the degradation of the ion exchange membrane measured through resistivity. The goal is to assess whether the battery can achieve a minimum of 9,000 cycles.

The Process Approach: Adding Business Value and Minimising Risks

Embrace the Process Approach as more than just compliance. It's a philosophy for efficient results. This whitepaper introduces tools like the Turtle Diagram and SWOT Analysis to support strategic objectives and foster an improvement mindset.

Guide To North American Product Testing & Certification

Discover how to comply with North American product certification requirements. Topics include OSHA, NRTL program, product marking, field labeling, certifications for Canada and Mexico, ETL Certification, and more.

The ISO 45001:2018 Migration

Stay updated on OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 migration. Our whitepaper highlights key changes and explains the transition process for maintaining certified Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certification.

Understanding Operational Life of Lithium Ion Batteries

Explore battery energy storage systems (BESS) and their failure mechanisms in this paper. Learn about lithium-ion battery issues and discover a case study showing how operational changes can affect asset life.

Data Science When Applied to Plant Operations and Cost of Cycling White Paper

Data Science is vital in the energy field, covering data collection, analysis, and visualization. This whitepaper focuses on energy generation but highlights data science's role in every aspect of the energy process.

Battery Storage Technologies in the Power Plant Market White Paper

Energy storage is crucial to address the growing demand for electricity and the rise of variable renewable generation. It offers flexibility for ancillary services like frequency response, voltage support, and more.

What You Need to Know: U.S. and Canadian Requirements for Windows and Doors

Navigate the complex requirements for fenestration components in the U.S. and Canadian markets with our white paper. Gain clarity on essential steps and considerations for market entry.

Fitness-for-Service Evaluation of the Off-Gas Scrubber Chemical Plant

This project aimed to evaluate the fitness-for-service of the off-gas scrubber at the Choctaw Plant. Discover the findings from the Tolerable Flaw Analysis in our report.

IECEx Non-Electrical: Regulatory Guide to Non-Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Locations

ISO and IEC have introduced new global standards, building upon the ATEX Directive, for non-electrical equipment under the IECEx scheme. These standards will assess non-electrical hazards in Ex equipment used in North America.

ASTM E84: Smoke Variability and Smoke Area Calibration

Intertek maintains ASTM E84 accreditation at four labs in North America and Asia. They reviewed equipment, procedures, and the standard itself to understand SDI result variability.

Welding Procedure Qualification Records and Welder Qualifications - Myth vs Fact

Explore our bulletin series on Welding Procedure Qualification Records & Welder Qualifications. Part one debunks myths vs. facts about ASME IX, SANS 347, and AWS D1.1.

Use of Portable Electrical Devices in Zone 1 & Zone 2 Hazardous Areas

Discover the added risks associated with portable electrical equipment in hazardous areas in our North American edition. Explore safety measures for assessing and testing devices like smartphones, PDAs, and tablets.

Whitepaper: How Do You Know Your Storage Tanks Are Safe and Reliable?

This white paper discusses API 653 specifications, emphasizing the significance of tank maintenance and highlighting various technical services for tank reliability, safety, and compliance.

NFPA 79 for the USA in Comparison to IEC/EN 60204-1 for Europe

Explore the differences between NFPA 79 in the USA and IEC/EN 60204-1 in Europe in this paper. It aids in meeting compliance requirements for border inspections and AHJ reviews for your products.

Overview of the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU

Get an overview of the mandatory legislation governing equipment in the EU with this paper, which covers the requirements of the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU.

Industrial Machinery Standards: Comparing NFPA 79 and IEC / EN 60204-1

EU manufacturers exporting to the US need to understand US electrical standards (NFPA 79) vs. EU standards (IEC/EN 60204-1) to avoid compliance issues.

Assure Quality Through Vendor Auditing and Surveillance

Vendor audits and surveillance enhance process control, manage risks, and boost asset performance. This white paper explores inspector qualifications, certifications, and the benefits of integrating audits and surveillance into your quality management process.

White Paper: Maximize Productivity and Minimize Downtime

Maximizing productivity and minimizing downtime are critical steps to ensuring efficient operations, improved output and optimal return on investments.

Top-8 FAQs of Failure Analysis

Failure analysis investigates the root cause of product, component, or asset failures. It offers insights to solve issues, take corrective measures, and prevent recurrence. Explore the top 8 FAQs for a better understanding of the process, including what it includes, why something broke, and its ability to pinpoint the exact cause.

Technical Resources - Right People, Right Place, Right Time White Paper

Intertek offers global recruitment solutions, ensuring the right personnel for complex projects, saving time and money.

Using ISO 9001 or ISO 14001 to Gain a Competitive Advantage

Join over 1.1 million certified organizations and leverage QMS/EMS for business growth, market-entry, and supplier relationships through ISO 9001 or ISO 14001 certification.

Advanced Non-Destructive Testing vs Conventional Non-Destructive Testing

Non-destructive testing (NDT), also called NDI or NDE, assesses components for flaws without damage. Used in manufacturing and in-service checks for defects like fatigue cracks, the method chosen depends on the component's potential issues.

Use of Portable Electrical Devices in Zone 1 & Zone 2 Hazardous Areas

With the rising use of portable electrical equipment in potentially explosive atmospheres, it's crucial for Safety and IT personnel to grasp the safety and risk implications of such "Ex" protected devices like smartphones and tablets.

Want a Long Life? So Do Your Assets. We'll Tell You How.

This white paper explains the technical services for assessing asset condition, improving maintenance and reliability, extending asset lifespan, ensuring efficiency, and preventing failures.

The Definitive Guide to Furniture Testing in North America

This white paper addresses furniture industry trends, testing standards, and protocols for performance, safety, flammability, and environmental aspects. Beneficial for manufacturers, architects, importers, and stakeholders aiming for compliance.

Safety & Occupational Footwear: EU Regulations & Top Five Tests

Since June 1995, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the European Community must be CE marked and comply with Directive 89/686/EEC. Manufacturers are responsible for adhering to regulations, ensuring safety standards are met before market placement.

High Visibility Clothing & Accessories Requirements for Europe

High visibility products, used in various settings like construction sites, roadways, and by emergency workers, fall under the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive (89/686/EEC). They aim to visually signal the wearer's presence and enhance visibility in different lighting conditions, promoting safety in both professional and leisure activities.

Testing and Certification for PPE Gloves & the EU Regulations

Explore glove testing and standards in this whitepaper, covering types of PPE gloves and relevant standards, including CE marking, EN 420, EN 388, EN 374, EN 407, EN 12477, and more, with insights on PPE and the European Community Directive.

Identify Potential Risks and Stay Compliant with a Comprehensive Arc Flash Program

Discover how to safeguard your facility and employees from costly Arc Flash accidents. Download our guide to assess risks, ensure compliance, and implement practical solutions.

The Evolving Code Evaluation Process

Discover the code evaluation process for approving alternative materials in the built environment in this white paper by Michael Beaton, P.E., originally authored in August 2016. Learn about options for manufacturers and code officials.

The Recast RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU

Explore the major changes in the new RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) in our white paper. Understand your obligations as a manufacturer, importer, or distributor, including demonstrating compliance for CE marking in the Technical Construction File.

Assessing Non-Electrical Equipment for Explosion Safety & ATEX Certification

Manufacturers incorporating non-electrical ignition sources in ATEX electrical equipment must assess them for CE Marking under the ATEX Directive. Compliance is crucial.