UL( Underwriters Laboratories ) - A nonprofit corporation
engaged in developing standards and testing for safety. Products
bearing UL labels have been tested for conformity to UL standards.
UL maintains a product surveillance program to ensure continuing
conformity to UL standards.
Standards Association )
voluntary association engaged in standards development and
certification activities. A CSA certified electrical product
conforms to applicable requirements of the Canadian Electrical Code.
Representative prototypes are tested prior to certification and CSA
maintains a production surveillance program to ensure continuing
British Approvals Service for Electrical
Equipment in Flammable Atmospheres )
national testing and certification authority for electrical
equipment used in hazardous locations other than mines.
European Committee for Electrotechnical
An organization comprised of the
national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Denmark,
Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway,
Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
CENELEC coordinates and approves European standards for electrical
equipment. Upon approval, a European standard becomes a national
standard in each of the participating
International Electrotechnical Commission )
The International Electrotechnical Commission is the
international standards and conformity assessment body for all fields of
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
The IEEE (Eye-triple-E) is a
non-profit, technical professional association of more than 375,000 individual
members in 150 countries. The full name is the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers, Inc., although the organization is most popularly known
and referred to by the letters I-E-E-E.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association )
NEMA, created in the fall of 1926 by the merger of the Electric Power Club and
the Associated Manufacturers of Electrical Supplies, provides a forum for the
standardization of electrical equipment, enabling consumers to select from a
range of safe, effective, and compatible electrical products. The organization
has also made numerous contributions to the electrical industry by shaping
public policy development and operating as a central confidential agency for
gathering, compiling, and analyzing market statistics and economics data.