Information Sheet #10 - UL Rebuilt Equipment Certification, Programs and Green Construction Initiatives.

Information Sheet #10 - UL Rebuilt Equipment Certification, Programs and Green Construction Initiatives.

1.0 Introduction:

All businesses are very conscious of how their activities and products impact the environment. Leading businesses engaged in electrical equipment rebuild, repair and maintenance are at the forefront of adopting and supporting green construction initiatives. Rebuilding can be a less expensive and a more environmental solution to replacement, see figure 1. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) in recognition of the increased concerns about the environment and current economic conditions have developed programs to determine the suitability of equipment rebuilt under a more structured equipment rebuilding program.

2.0 Rebuilt Equipment Certification Programs:

The UL listing mark on a new piece of equipment was a testimony to the piece being manufactured to recognized safety requirements for the suitable installation and use in accordance with specific model codes. However, as is was not practical to undertake a Field Evaluation to determine if a rebuilt product still complies with UL safety requirements, without making a separate evaluation of each equipment installation, UL has developed programs to ensure rebuilt equipment, such as electrical apparatus, meet UL codes:

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