Explosion Protection Expertise At Your Fingertips
02 May 2017
As technology continues to rapidly advance, and as Codes and standards continue to evolve, the need for the most up-to-date information available as quickly as possible becomes more essential. This need is heightened when equipment for installation and use in explosive atmospheres / hazardous locations is involved.
Such equipment carries a high risk factor and can have potentially costly consequences.
Professionals in the hazardous locations industries are challenged to mitigate explosion risks by designing, producing and maintaining safe, reliable, energy efficient and innovative products. Global expansion in these industries (including oil & gas, chemical, agricultural, pharmaceuticals, offshore and mining), further complicates compliance challenges.
To remain competitive in the global marketplace, all stakeholders across the supply chain must strive to build brand integrity while innovating safely, mitigating risks and expanding into new markets. Navigating global regulations is complex for these stakeholders, from suppliers to manufacturers to distributors to installers to users to inspectors / regulators. Each must identify the applicable global requirements, and understand how and where to apply them.
Wouldn’t it be ideal if a trusted industry expert developed a tool that would help manufacturers navigate this global landscape with ease? Something that made the latest global certification, installation and inspection principles accessible and easy to understand, almost like you were carrying around that expert in your pocket?
UL has been at the forefront of hazardous locations research, testing and certification for over 100 years. As a global leader in this field, UL works with stakeholders from across the various HazLoc industries to offer assistance and support where it is needed most. Our global team of experts is available to assist customers 24 hours a day, and now we have made this knowledge more accessible than ever. The UL HazLoc Mobile App puts expertise at your fingertips and makes accessing our global knowledge in Codes, standards and regulations as easy as checking your email or making a call.
In the past, industry professionals have had to flip through unwieldy binders, navigate difficult to read charts, or simply rely on memory to find the right design, testing, installation or inspection principle. Now, the UL HazLoc App proves there is a more convenient and accessible way. Available on your mobile device to download for free through both iTunes® and GooglePlay™ (search for UL HazLoc), the UL HazLoc App simplifies access and is the ideal tool for sharing a vast knowledge base and facilitating a common understanding of global hazardous locations. Best of all, the App makes this information available on-the-go.
In one convenient place, the UL HazLoc App allows users to access information regarding types of explosive atmospheres, the likelihood of an explosive atmosphere being present, ignition-related properties of the atmosphere, temperature classifications, methods of explosion protection, markings required, national & regional standards, and ingress protection (IP) codes and type ratings. To help ease the search process, the App’s interactive “Find Your Standard™” tool allows users to search by key criteria and the search results indicate the applicable standard for a dozen regions.
Many professionals are currently using the App for information essential to their success in the office and in the field, and we just expanded the functionality by adding the option to select your preferred language. In addition to English, the App is now available in: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, German, Portuguese and Spanish.
No one can eliminate hazards, but with this App and our continued focus on hazardous locations safety, UL is helping make it easier to minimize risks and help keep the industry safe. Visit us at our OTC booth #4773 for a demo.
For more information on the UL HazLoc App: www.ul.com/HazLocApp
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