Accreditation | Certification

DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation

I2PS GmbH is recognized by a large number of certification bodies, with this recognition being based on the company's national accreditation in conformity with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025. This accreditation is granted by the German National Accreditation Body (DAkkS) on behalf of the German Federal Government.

The appendix to the DAkkS certificate lists all the standards for which the I2PS GmbH Test Laboratory Bonn is accredited and is available for download through our Downloads Center.

As part of I2PS' re-accreditation in May 2013, we were granted greater flexibility so that we would be able to use versions of standards deviating from those stipulated in the accreditation scope. This means that we are allowed to use newer versions of standards than those specified in the scope without this requiring a new assessment. The associated list is available for download through our Downloads Center.

Certifications

At the Institute for International Product Safety GmbH, we can help our customers gain worldwide access to markets, which requires an extremely broad range of product certifications.

  • IECEE (Worldwide System for Conformity Testing and Certification of Electrical Equipment and Components)
  • UL (Underwriter Laboratories)
  • CSA (Canadian Standards Association)
  • Intertek ASTA (Association of Short-Circuit Authorities)
  • LOVAG (Low Voltage Agreement Group)
  • Shipping registers

This recognition is based on the accreditation granted by DAkkS in conformity with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025.





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This certification system (CB Scheme, where CB stands for "certification body") is recognized in 48 countries. It is based on the reciprocal acceptance of test reports and certificates from the corresponding national certification bodies (NCBs). Certification bodies that work together with laboratories are part of the scheme (CB Scheme Scope).

Within the context of the CB Scheme, I2PS works together with UL International DEMKO A/S. UL-DEMKO is UL's certification body for IEC standards (UL-DEMKO CB Scope).

The CB system is based on IEC standards. However, not all countries have incorporated the latter into their body of standards the same way. Accordingly, the IECEE website lists country-specific deviations.

Within the context of the CB Scheme, standards are subdivided into various product categories. I2PS works in the POW (Low voltage, high power switching equipment), INDA (Industrial Automation), and PROT (Installation protective equipment) categories.

The rules that make up the CB Scheme are published in a variety of documents, some of which are publicly accessible through the IECEE website. Other documents are intended exclusively for internal use by testing laboratories and certification bodies, and it is strictly prohibited to disclose them to third parties (Nat. Differences, TRFs).

The documents published by the CTL (Committee of Testing Laboratories) are important for the procedures followed when conducting tests. The following CTL documents need to be observed during testing:

• CTL Decisions (DSH)
interpretation of debatable sections of standards

• Rules, Operational Procedures & Guides
Specifications for general procedures for tests (e.g., OD-5012 governing the placement and attachment of thermocouples) and reports (OD-2020 TRF Guide)

• Test Report Forms (TRF)
Test report templates

IECEE




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This certification system (CB Scheme, where CB stands for "certification body") is recognized in 48 countries. It is based on the reciprocal acceptance of test reports and certificates from the corresponding national certification bodies (NCBs). Certification bodies that work together with laboratories are part of the scheme (CB Scheme Scope).

Within the context of the CB Scheme, I2PS works together with UL International DEMKO A/S. UL-DEMKO is UL's certification body for IEC standards (UL-DEMKO CB Scope).

The CB system is based on IEC standards. However, not all countries have incorporated the latter into their body of standards the same way. Accordingly, the IECEE website lists country-specific deviations.

Within the context of the CB Scheme, standards are subdivided into various product categories. I2PS works in the POW (Low voltage, high power switching equipment), INDA (Industrial Automation), and PROT (Installation protective equipment) categories.

The rules that make up the CB Scheme are published in a variety of documents, some of which are publicly accessible through the IECEE website. Other documents are intended exclusively for internal use by testing laboratories and certification bodies, and it is strictly prohibited to disclose them to third parties (Nat. Differences, TRFs).

The documents published by the CTL (Committee of Testing Laboratories) are important for the procedures followed when conducting tests. The following CTL documents need to be observed during testing:

• CTL Decisions (DSH)
interpretation of debatable sections of standards

• Rules, Operational Procedures & Guides
Specifications for general procedures for tests (e.g., OD-5012 governing the placement and attachment of thermocouples) and reports (OD-2020 TRF Guide)

• Test Report Forms (TRF)
Test report templates


Akkreditierung

UL LLC (Underwriter Laboratories Limited Liability Company) is a well-established certification body in North America. I2PS has been working together with UL LLC for many years now.

As of this writing, I2PS participates in the TPTDP (Third-Party Test Data Program) within the context of DAP (Data Acceptance Program).

UL recognizes tests from the following CSA, IEC, and UL standards performed at the I2PS testing laboratory. UL recognition refers to the listed tests from these standards. The exact scope of this recognition can be gathered from the TPTDP Scope.

SCOPE 

UL 50

Enclosures for electrical Equipment

UL 50E

Electrical Equipment, Environmental Considerations

UL 94

Test for flammability of plastic materials for parts in devices and appliances

UL 98

Enclosed and dead-front Switches

UL 486A-486B

Wire Conectors

UL 486C

Splicing Wire Connections

UL 486E

Equipment Wiring Terminals for Use with Aluminum and/or Copper

UL 489

Molded-case circuit-breakers, molded case switches and circuit breaker enclosures

UL 506

Speciality Transformers

UL 508

Industrial Control Equipment

UL 508C

Power Conversion Equipment

UL 746C

Polymeric materials-use in electrical Equipment evaluations

UL 840

Insulation coordination including Clearences and Creepage Distances for electrical Equipment

UL 845

Motor Control Centers

UL 857

Busways

UL 891

Dead-front Switchboards

UL 1008

Transfer Switch Equipment

UL 1059

Terminal Blocks

UL 1077

Supplymentary Protectors for use in electrical Equipment

UL 1283

Electromagnetic Interference Filters

UL 60947-1
 CSA-C22.2
 No. 60947-1

Low-voltage Switchgear and Controlgear -   Part 1:  General Rules

UL 61800-5-1

Adjustable Speed Electrical Power Drive Systems

UL 935

Fluorescent-Lamp Ballats

UL Subject 508l

Outline for Manual Disconnect Switches intended for use in Photovoltaic Systems



UL LLC

Akkreditierung

UL LLC (Underwriter Laboratories Limited Liability Company) is a well-established certification body in North America. I2PS has been working together with UL LLC for many years now.

As of this writing, I2PS participates in the TPTDP (Third-Party Test Data Program) within the context of DAP (Data Acceptance Program).

UL recognizes tests from the following CSA, IEC, and UL standards performed at the I2PS testing laboratory. UL recognition refers to the listed tests from these standards. The exact scope of this recognition can be gathered from the TPTDP Scope.

SCOPE 

UL 50

Enclosures for electrical Equipment

UL 50E

Electrical Equipment, Environmental Considerations

UL 94

Test for flammability of plastic materials for parts in devices and appliances

UL 98

Enclosed and dead-front Switches

UL 486A-486B

Wire Conectors

UL 486C

Splicing Wire Connections

UL 486E

Equipment Wiring Terminals for Use with Aluminum and/or Copper

UL 489

Molded-case circuit-breakers, molded case switches and circuit breaker enclosures

UL 506

Speciality Transformers

UL 508

Industrial Control Equipment

UL 508C

Power Conversion Equipment

UL 746C

Polymeric materials-use in electrical Equipment evaluations

UL 840

Insulation coordination including Clearences and Creepage Distances for electrical Equipment

UL 845

Motor Control Centers

UL 857

Busways

UL 891

Dead-front Switchboards

UL 1008

Transfer Switch Equipment

UL 1059

Terminal Blocks

UL 1077

Supplymentary Protectors for use in electrical Equipment

UL 1283

Electromagnetic Interference Filters

UL 60947-1
 CSA-C22.2
 No. 60947-1

Low-voltage Switchgear and Controlgear -   Part 1:  General Rules

UL 61800-5-1

Adjustable Speed Electrical Power Drive Systems

UL 935

Fluorescent-Lamp Ballats

UL Subject 508l

Outline for Manual Disconnect Switches intended for use in Photovoltaic Systems





The Canadian Standards Association (CSA International) recognizes I2PS in the Program for Certification (CPC) category.

SCOPE

CSA-C22.2 No. 0.2   Insulation Coordination

CSA-C22.2 No. 0.17   Evaluation of Properties of Polymeric Materials

CSA-C22.2 No. 4   Enclosed and Dead-Front Switches

CSA-C22.2 No. 14   Industrial Control Equipment

CSA-C22.2 No. 27   Busways

CSA-C22.2 No. 65   Wire Connectors

CSA-C22.2 No. 94.1   Enclosures for Electrical Equipment, Non-Environmental Considerations

CSA-C22.2 No. 94.2   Enclosures for Electrical Equipment, Environmental Considerat

CSA C22.2 No. 158   Terminal Blocks

CSA-C22.2 No. 188   Splicing Wire Connectors

CSA-C22.2 No. 235   Supplementary Protectors

CSA-C22.2 No. 244   Switchboards

CSA-C22.2 No. 254   Motor Control Centres

CSA International


The Canadian Standards Association (CSA International) recognizes I2PS in the Program for Certification (CPC) category.

SCOPE

CSA-C22.2 No. 0.2   Insulation Coordination

CSA-C22.2 No. 0.17   Evaluation of Properties of Polymeric Materials

CSA-C22.2 No. 4   Enclosed and Dead-Front Switches

CSA-C22.2 No. 14   Industrial Control Equipment

CSA-C22.2 No. 27   Busways

CSA-C22.2 No. 65   Wire Connectors

CSA-C22.2 No. 94.1   Enclosures for Electrical Equipment, Non-Environmental Considerations

CSA-C22.2 No. 94.2   Enclosures for Electrical Equipment, Environmental Considerat

CSA C22.2 No. 158   Terminal Blocks

CSA-C22.2 No. 188   Splicing Wire Connectors

CSA-C22.2 No. 235   Supplementary Protectors

CSA-C22.2 No. 244   Switchboards

CSA-C22.2 No. 254   Motor Control Centres

Akkreditierung und Zulassung

Testing services for certification bodies in the Middle East

I2PS' technical test results are recognized by Middle Eastern countries or through the company's cooperation with UL (Underwriters Laboratories).

Testing for Middle Eastern countries is based on IEC standards, as well as additional requirements stipulated by the relevant national standards institutes and/or responsible utilities.

Middle East Countries
Akkreditierung und Zulassung

Testing services for certification bodies in the Middle East

I2PS' technical test results are recognized by Middle Eastern countries or through the company's cooperation with UL (Underwriters Laboratories).

Testing for Middle Eastern countries is based on IEC standards, as well as additional requirements stipulated by the relevant national standards institutes and/or responsible utilities.

Certificate and scope of recognition
Certificate and scope of recognition

Intertek ASTA has recognized I2PS as an ASTA Recognized Laboratory within the context of the ASTA Recognized Laboratory Scheme.

When performing tests, standard-specific ASTA BEAB Decisions, as well as ASTA BEAB Laboratory Handbooks, need to be observed.

Intertek ASTA
Certificate and scope of recognition
Certificate and scope of recognition

Intertek ASTA has recognized I2PS as an ASTA Recognized Laboratory within the context of the ASTA Recognized Laboratory Scheme.

When performing tests, standard-specific ASTA BEAB Decisions, as well as ASTA BEAB Laboratory Handbooks, need to be observed.

LOVAG

LOVAG recognizes I2PS as a testing laboratory, meaning that I²PS test reports can be used to prepare LOVAG certificates.

LOVAG
LOVAG

LOVAG recognizes I2PS as a testing laboratory, meaning that I²PS test reports can be used to prepare LOVAG certificates.

I2PS is recognized by all major classification societies.

Tests for shipping classification are performed in conformity with the applicable product standards and the classification societies' specific requirements.

Classification societies

I2PS is recognized by all major classification societies.

Tests for shipping classification are performed in conformity with the applicable product standards and the classification societies' specific requirements.

Rules for the classification of ships,
Part C: Machinery, systems and fire protection,
June 2000

Bureau Veritas BV

Rules for the classification of ships,
Part C: Machinery, systems and fire protection,
June 2000

Environmental Test specification for Instrumentation and Automation Equipment

Richtlinien für die Durchführung von Baumusterprüfungen Teil 1, 2001

Det Norske Veritas/German Lloyd DNV-GL

Environmental Test specification for Instrumentation and Automation Equipment

Richtlinien für die Durchführung von Baumusterprüfungen Teil 1, 2001

LR Type Approval System, Test Specification Number 1, 1996

Lloyds Register LR

LR Type Approval System, Test Specification Number 1, 1996

Rules for the construction and classification of ships

RINA

Rules for the construction and classification of ships

Environmental Test on Marine equipment

Polski Rejestr Statkow

Environmental Test on Marine equipment

Rules for the Classification and Construction of Sea-going Ships

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping

Rules for the Classification and Construction of Sea-going Ships