To prove equipment meet the NFPA standard, what should be done?
What certification should be achieved? UL?
Could anyone tell me the progress for getting the certification?
NFPA standards are typically referenced in the testing standard. The most common testing standards that I deal with are UL and ASTM. A third party firm can be commissioned to conduct the testing to list the product.
Thank you for you reply,
As below is UL certificate of Engine generator, can it prove the Engine generator meet the NFPA standard?
The certificate only show standards UL 2200 and CAN/CSA-C22.2, No. 100.
here is a link to the summary for UL 2200
the scope states " These requirements cover stationary engine generator
assemblies rated 600 volts or less that are intended for installation and
use in ordinary locations in accordance with the National Electrical Code
NFPA 70; the Standard for the Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion
Engines and Gas Turbines, NFPA 37, the Standard for Health Care Facilities,
NFPA 99, and the Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, NFPA
110." so UL 2200 tests certain equipment to the requirements set forth in
NFPA 37, 70, and 99.
When equipment specification includes a specific NFPA such as NFPA70 or NFPA79, we make a compliance matrix listing all subsections. Define if does not apply or not. If it does apply, then how do we comply. Typically, it's with an engineering calculation or a reference to a specific BOM.
As a general concept, NFPA does not apply to any specific piece of equipment. They leave equipment listing or approval to the testing laboratories, UL and FM being the most predominant ones but there are others. NFPA provides the where and how to properly install the equipment. Again this is a very blanket conceptual statement but useful in obtaining a high level perspective. This is also why the UL certificate shown above has no mention of NFPA and I have yet to see one that does. The testing standards may and do refer to NFPA but the certificates don't.
There is no NFPA certification as such
FM and UL approved materials, NFPA don't
But you might see if the material is in adequacy with NFPA requirements. As indicated, some certificate give this information, some don't. But it doesn't necessary mean that its installation will not be NFPA compliant.
The contractor should know.
As "UL certification" appears to be the primary method of certification, it also appears to be a somewhat generic term (i.e. Kleenex or Xerox), what other third party testing labs offer such certifications for the U.S. market?
Typically, depending on the market & your customers' requirements, any Nationally Recognized Testing Lab (NRTL) whom has the capabilities to evaluate product per the specific UL standard you want to test to would suffice. Please understand UL "UL LLC" does not "approve" any product or company and makes certain to not make this claim. "UL Listed" simply means a
OSHA's website typically maintains a list of NRTLs that could be a good starting point
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