Industrial machinery, electrical product inspections: TÜVRheinland accreditation

Standards Council of Canada approved TÜVRheinland to perform third-party field evaluations and inspections of various industrial machinery and electrical products manufactured in or imported to Canada.


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Key points about this announcement
- TÜVRheinland accredited by Standards Council of Canada;
- Special Inspection Service Accreditation in Accordance with SPE-1000-09, which allows field evaluations of electrical equipment in Canada; and
- complements the field inspection service already offered in the U.S. for nearly a decade, TÜVRheinland says.


The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) accredited TÜV Rheinland of North America as a Special Inspection Body authorized to perform field evaluations of electrical equipment in Canada. The SCC accreditation permits TÜVRheinland to perform field inspections of electrical equipment and apply approval labels to systems in Canada, in accordance with SPE-1000-09, Model Code for the Field Evaluation of Electrical Equipment.

"Canada represents an important marketplace for TÜVRheinland, and offering this capability to our existing North American as well as global customer base reinforces our commitment to the area," said Udo Heinz, Division Manager of the Industrial Machinery Division at TÜVRheinland. "The SCC Special Inspection Body accreditation complements the field inspection service we have already been offering in the U.S. for nearly a decade."

The inspection body accreditation applies for any equipment imported into or manufactured within Canada, as well as uncertified equipment not bearing a Canadian listing mark. Additionally, TÜVRheinland can evaluate batch inspections through this accreditation.

TÜVRheinland offers independent testing, assessment, and certification services to help companies gain access into global markets. TÜVRheinland says it offers experts on six continents to "ease the path to compliance with cost-effective pricing and quick turnaround times." The$1.5 billion corporation has more than 13,300 employees in 61 countries.Ü

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