U.S. Field Labeling and Inspections

Field evaluation of electrical equipment

Field evaluation of electrical equipment

U.S. Field Labeling and Inspection Overview

There may be occasions that you have not been able to conduct the normal certification process for machinery in the US. However, Field labeling and inspection allows a certification expert to assess your product in the field.

Field labeling is the process of inspection and application of a label onto a product to indicate that basic electrical and safety requirements for the products to be powered and put into service, and must be performed by an authorized Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). The TÜV SÜD inspection label is widely recognized by AHJs nationwide.

In the U.S, testing for compliance must be performed by an authorized Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). 

We'll Ensure Your Equipment Meets Applicable Codes and Standards

TÜV SÜD provides field labeling and inspection services for most types of equipment in most jurisdictions including:

  • Electrical safety of machinery
  • IT equipment
  • Energy storage systems
  • Laboratory test and measurement equipment
  • Semiconductor equipment
  • And complete systems and assemblies 

TÜV SÜD can evaluate to a wide range of relevant safety standards, including most UL, NFPA, and ANSI certifications. Some of the most common standards we assess for are:

  • NFPA 79 - Safety of Industrial Machinery
  • NFPA 70 - National Electric Code
  • NFPA 496 - Purged and Pressurized Enclosures
  • UL 60950 - Safety of Information Technology Equipment
  • UL 508A - Safety of Industrial Control Panels
  • UL 987 - Safety of Electric Tools
  • UL 73 - Safety of Motor-Operated Appliances
  • UL 2601-1 - Safety of Medical Electric Equipment
  • OSHA 1926-555 - Standard for Safety of Conveyor Systems
  • ANSI MH 29.1 - Standard for Safety of Scissor-type Lift Tables

Customer Testimonial

Eneon ES | Battery Energy Storage Systems

"TÜV SÜD has been instrumental in ensuring Eneon’s equipment complies with both Canadian and U.S. electrical safety codes and standards. Their customer service is unparalleled, and their Project Safety Engineers have worked closely with us through strict schedules to provide a smooth and efficient field evaluation process. TÜV SÜD is an industry-leading NRTL, and their future-focused approach helps to manage risk in the ever evolving Battery Energy Storage industry. We highly recommend the TÜV SÜD team and will continue to partner with TÜV SÜD in the future!" - Mitch Kucey, P.Eng, Project Manager, Eneon ES | Battery Energy Storage Systems

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