North American field evaluations are available from CSA GroupFebruary 14, 2018 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Unique circumstances sometimes make it challenging, impractical, or even impossible for manufacturers to undergo the regular certification process, yet demonstrating their commitment to product safety is still a top priority. As a one-time evaluation program, CSA Group’s quick and efficient field-evaluation services help manufacturers get their products into the North American market when certification is not a viable option yet proof of compliance to local requirements is still needed.
Field evaluation at a glance
With decades of experience, CSA Group is committed to providing world-class field-evaluation services that help customers meet market and regulatory requirements and/or customer specifications. CSA’s extensive technical expertise and in-depth knowledge of applicable standards, including NFPA 790 & 791, CSA B149.3, SPE-1000, and SPE-3000, enable it to offer a variety of North American field-evaluation programs.
While they offer many benefits, field evaluations are not meant to be an alternative to regular certification and are typically suitable for low-volume, refurbished, or custom-engineered projects. CSA Group’s fast and reliable evaluations can be conducted at its lab, the client’s facility, or at the final installation site. The required tests vary depending on the type of product and installation location, as they are based on the regional installation codes and standard requirements. Once the product has been successfully evaluated against applicable requirements, the CSA Group technical representative will apply a serialized CSA label to each product.
CSA Group conducts field evaluations on products including:
- Industrial control panels (ICP)
- Automated manufacturing, assembly, and packaging equipment
- Semiconductor fabrication equipment
- Luminaires, signs, and display cabinets
- Switchboards, panel boards, and motor control centres
- Automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), intelligent assist devices (IADs), and robots and robotic equipment
- Heating and cooling equipment
- Commercial cooking and food-service equipment
- Distributed generation equipment
- Energy storage equipment
- Photovoltaic (PV) equipment
- Micro-grid systems
Find out how CSA Group can deliver a custom solution that best meets the needs of any global business. Contact CSA Group.