TUV SUD America

TUV SUD America

April 07, 2016 18:07 ET

OSHA Approves NRTL Gas Appliance Scope Expansion for TUV SUD

PEABODY, MA--(Marketwired - April 07, 2016) -  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has expanded the recognized testing and certification scope of TÜV SÜD to include fifteen additional test standards and one additional recognized testing and certification site.

Evidenced by publication in the Federal Register on March 2, 2016, OSHA has announced that the scope expansion application by the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), TÜV SÜD America, has been approved. TÜV SÜD's additional scope covers devices in the categories of Gas Heating Equipment, Air Conditioning Equipment, Refrigeration Unit Coolers and Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Systems. The Federal Register Notice asserts, "OSHA recognition of an NRTL signifies that the organization meets the requirements specified by 29 CFR 1910.7" and "As a result of recognition, employers may use products properly approved by the NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require testing and certification of the products."

"Responding to market demand TÜV SÜD is pleased to expand our capabilities in the Gas Appliance sector," states Daryl Fleger, TÜV SÜD Canadian Country Manager. "As one of the fastest growing NRTLs for the HVAC/R industry we will continue to expand our offerings providing companies another option for Product Certification."

Test standard Test standard title
UL 2202 Standard for Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging System Equipment.
ANSI Z83.8 Gas Unit Heaters, Gas Utility Heaters and Gas-Fired Duct Furnaces.
ANSI Z21.13 Gas-Fired Low Pressure Steam and Hot Water Boilers.
UL 795 Standard for Commercial-Industrial Gas Heating Equipment.
UL 726 Standard for Oil-Fired Boiler Assemblies.
UL 727 Standard for Oil-Fired Central Furnaces.
ANS Z21.10.3 Gas-Fired Water Heaters-Volume III, Storage Water Heaters With Input Ratings Above 75,000 BTU Per Hour, Circulating and Instantaneous.
UL 484 Standard for Room Air Conditioners.
UL 705 Standard for Power Ventilators.
UL 1812 Standard for Ducted Heat Recovery Ventilators.
UL 1815 Standard for Non-ducted Heat Recovery Ventilators.
UL 412 Standard for Refrigeration Unit Coolers.
UL 1042 Standard for Electric Baseboard Heating Equipment.
UL 1996 Standard for Electric Duct Heaters.
UL 2021 Standard for Fixed and Location-Dedicated Electric Room Heaters.

This scope expansion is the latest improvement in the capabilities of the state-of-the-art TÜV SÜD testing facility located just north of Toronto in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. The facility offers a full suite of regulatory testing services with extensive expertise in HVAC/R and Battery testing. Upon completion of regulatory testing at the Canadian lab customers also benefit from the vast resources available through TÜV SÜD's worldwide network. Utilizing the expert Global Market Access team to gain the necessary approvals or certifications for international sales is the logical next step beyond the North American market.

"This scope expansion represents TÜV SÜD's continued commitment to better serve HVAC/R manufacturers in North America," explains Dan Dietrich, HVAC/R Sales Lead for North America. "We can now fully serve the Commercial and Industrial Gas Heating Appliance manufactures, offering the same heightened level of service Electrical Appliance manufacturers have enjoyed for years."

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The year 2016 marks the 150th anniversary of TÜV SÜD -- a premium quality, safety, and sustainability solutions provider that specialises in testing, inspection, auditing, certification, training, and knowledge services. Since 1866, the company has remained committed to its founding principle of protecting people, property and the environment from technology-related risks. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, TÜV SÜD is represented in more than 800 locations worldwide. TÜV SÜD operates globally with a team of more than 22,000 multi-disciplinary experts recognised as specialists in their respective fields. By combining impartial expertise with invaluable insights, the company adds tangible value to businesses, consumers and the environment. The aim of TÜV SÜD is to support customers with a comprehensive suite of services worldwide to increase efficiency, reduce costs and manage risk. Today, it continues to play a pivotal role as a future-oriented company shaping industry "next practice".

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    Dan Dietrich
    Sales Lead, North America - HVAC/R

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    Marketing Specialist