The facility offers local expertise for advisory services, equipment testing and certification. Dedicated proficiency in Edmonton offers a collaborative safety service solution for the downstream, midstream and upstream oil and gas industry. Additionally, local testing and certification enables manufacturers with equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres in a wide variety of industries a quicker turnaround time and thereby faster speed-to-market. Recognizing the critical needs for local safety expertise and timely delivery of electrical products and electrical equipment to the oil and gas industry, UL’s new facility helps manufacturers, system integrators and asset owners of equipment better serve that sector in western Canada. In addition, UL provides hazardous location audits, validation and technical education and training.
Classified by the likelihood of an ignitable concentration of combustible material being present in the manufacturing process, hazardous locations have a higher risk of explosion or fire hazards due to the presence of flammable gases, flammable or combustible liquid-produced vapors, combustible dusts and ignitable fibers or flyings. To address these increased risks, UL works with manufacturers to test and certify equipment used in hazardous locations to advance safe working and production conditions.
Serving stakeholders across the supply chain, the new UL hazardous locations facility will further fuel UL’s global footprint to help customers advance innovation. Utilizing its global network of hazardous locations technical experts and state-of-the-art facilities, along with longstanding relationships with regulatory authorities, partner laboratories and industry technical leaders, UL has the ability to help manufacturers achieve compliance credentials for global markets to accelerate the final steps in the certification process. Further simplifying the process, UL offers a single, local contact for global hazardous locations certification needs.
UL originally entered the Canada market in 1920 when UL founder, William H. Merrill, established an office in Toronto. Over the next century, UL continued to expand facilities and offerings across Canada to further its mission to make the world a safer place. For more information about UL’s new Edmonton Facility and UL’s Safety Compliance Services for the Oil and Gas industry, please contact us at 1.800.463.6852 or Info.Canada@ul.com.
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