Globalization, automation, innovation, and competition are factors common to all industries, including the process control engineering systems industry. The technology used in process control equipment fuse information technology and machinery to enable the control of complex industrial processes from one single source. This is being implemented while taking into consideration the ever evolving safety regulations.
For many industries the engineering precision required to ensure safety of the process and accurate performance and reliability of measured parameters is mind-boggling.
Therefore, whether you are a manufacturer, a seller, or a user of test/measurement and process control equipment, you should be aware that you need to comply with national and international safety codes and standards so as to mitigate business risks.
Some of these standards that your equipment must comply with are:
- IEC/EN/UL/CSA 61010-1 – General Safety Requirements: Electrical Equipment for Laboratory Equipment
- UL 61010-2-081 – Particular Requirements: Automatic and Semi-Automatic Laboratory Equipment
- UL 61010-2-091 – Particular Requirements: Cabinet X-Ray Systems
- EN 50270 – Electromagnetic Compatibility: Electrical Apparatus for the Detection and Measurement of Combustible gases, toxic gases or oxygen
- EN 61326-1 – Electromagnetic Compatibility: Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use
How Can QPS Help?
While test/measurement and process control equipment can be quite complex, getting them approved shouldn’t be, if you pick the right approval organization.
We understand your unique challenges and provide the expertise and service you need to meet your deadlines and the demands of your customers and markets.
Work with a team of professionals with unrivaled technical expertise and benefit from their years of hands-on experience in the development and application of standards used in testing of test/measurement and process control equipment.
QPS will help you meet your needs with testing and certification services to national, regional, and international standards. If you wish to have control of your testing schedules by conducting testing at your own facilities, you may want to consider using one of our on-site testing programs such as Witness Testing and Supervised Manufacturer’s Testing.
No matter where you are located, QPS can assist you locally with customized services that meet your needs to get your product approved. In addition to our Technical Advisory Service, and our Field Evaluation Services, we offer testing and certification services for North America and the global market, using the IECEE/CB Scheme.
Examples of test/measurement and process control equipment which we test and certify are:
- Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
- Adjustable Speed Drives
- Valves and Actuators
- Measurement Devices
- Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
The QPS Certification Mark and Approval Labels
Regulatory Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) across the USA and Canada recognize and accept the QPS Mark and approval Label as evidence of compliance with the required North American safety standards and codes. The QPS Mark/Label demonstrates to your customers, distributors and AHJs that your equipment has been tested and certified.