We recognized a need for industrial truck and forklift manufacturers to have a choice for safety certification to this standard
Boxborough, MA (PRWEB) March 31, 2008
Intertek, a global leader in product testing, inspection and certification, is now offering ETL listing to the ANSI/UL 558 Standard (Safety of Industrial Trucks, Internal Combustion Engine-Powered). These requirements cover the fire safety aspects of industrial trucks with internal-combustion engines, such as tractors, platform-lift trucks, fork-lift trucks, and other specialized vehicles for industrial use.
Specifically, the standard covers the following types of trucks:
Types G, D, LP, and G/LP - Trucks fueled with gasoline (G), diesel fuel (D), liquefied petroleum gas (LP), or either gasoline or liquefied petroleum gas (G/LP), having fuel, electrical, and exhaust systems provided with minimum acceptable fire safeguards.
Types GS, DS, LPS, and GS/LPS - Trucks fueled with gasoline (GS), diesel fuel (DS), or liquefied petroleum gas (LPS), or either gasoline or liquefied petroleum gas (GSLPS), provided with safeguards in addition to those required for Types G, D, LP, and GILP.
Type DY - Trucks fueled with diesel fuel (DY), provided with all safeguards required for Type DS, without any electrical equipment, including ignition equipment, and equipped with temperature limitation features.
"We recognized a need for industrial truck and forklift manufacturers to have a choice for safety certification to this standard," said Tim Hubbard, Intertek Director of Operations. "This is another step in Intertek's on-going commitment to offering manufacturers across all industries an alternative where none was available in the past."
About Intertek's testing and certification services:
Intertek provides wide-ranging support to the automotive, building product, IT, medical, telecom, home appliance, and HVAC (industrial heating, ventilation and air conditioning) sectors. We test, inspect and certify electrical, electronic, gas and oil-powered products, as well as building materials for both manufacturers and retailers around the globe. Product safety testing, performance testing and benchmarking, electro-magnetic compatibility (EMC) testing and Systems Certification are some of Intertek's core capabilities for these industries. Proof of compliance can result in the issuance of "marks" by Intertek, including the ETL Listed, WH Marks in North America, and the S, GS, ASTA, BEAB, CE marks in Europe.
For further information, call 1-800-WORLDLAB ( 1-800-967-5352).
Intertek (ITRK.L) is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 21,000 people in 110 countries around the world.