UL combines three standards for certifying measurement, control, lab equipment

Northbrook, IL—Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) has published a new second-edition standard that combines three existing UL standards—UL 61010A for laboratory equipment, UL 61010B for test and measurement equipment, and UL 61016C for process control equipment—into one standard.


Northbrook, IL— Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) has published a new second-edition standard that combines three existing UL standards—UL 61010A for laboratory equipment, UL 61010B for test and measurement equipment, and UL 61016C for process control equipment—into one standard. This new standard, UL 61010-1, Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use, Part 1, is based on the current edition of IEC 61010, the international standard governing these types of equipment, and contains minor exceptions for national deviations. UL is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) member and accredited standards developer.

'Publication of this harmonized standard paves the way for UL to offer one-stop-shopping services to manufacturers of laboratory, measurement and process control equipment seeking to market their products domestically and internationally,' says Steve Brown, UL's principal engineer for measurement, control and laboratory equipment.

With one product submittal to any UL facility, applicants can now obtain a CB Scheme Report and Certificate, which gives them access to the more than 40 countries participating in the CB Scheme, as well as the UL Mark for the U.S. and Canada. Companies no longer need to meet separate guidelines and make multiple product submittals to access these markets.

UL 61010-1 received approval from ANSI upon publication. UL also co-published the standard in the U.S. with the Instrument, System and, Automation Society (ISA) and CSA International.

UL is an independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization that has been testing products for more than 110 years. UL tests more than 18,850 types of products annually, and more than 19 billion UL marks appear on products each year. UL companies and its network of service providers include 60 laboratories and testing and certification facilities worldwide.

For more information on the new standard, contact Steven.A.Brown@us.ul.com .

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor

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