TÜV Rheinland of North America has announced a new business line offering premium certification cervices in Functional Safety (FS) and hazardous locations (HazLoc). The business line will address the growing need for the services in the region and allow the company to offer enhanced, highly personalized customer service to clients.
TÜV Rheinland of North America’s HazLoc/Functional Safety team is part of the global industrial services group headquartered in Cologne, Germany. Thanks to the company’s worldwide network, the North American team offers customers a one-stop shop for all the necessary FS and HazLoc certifications needs globally.
The combination of the two business teams is unique in the industry. It allows TÜV Rheinland to offer its customers a single team able to perform and manage all their certifications for FS and HazLoc nationally and globally via a single assessment customized to the client’s needs. Specifically, TÜV Rheinland HazLoc/Functional Safety team provides a full range of global certification options per IEC/EN/UL/ANSI/ISA 60079 series of standards, IEC 61508, IEC 61511 as well as industry specific standards (ISO 26262, ISO 13849, EN/IEC 62061, EN 50271, etc.), allowing clients to show compliance to the market entry requirements and get their products to market quickly.
“While manufacturers and integrators know about the Functional Safety requirement, there is a lot of confusion in the market about how a product or system is assessed,” said Paul Silva, Team Leader. “An IEC 61508 assessment is not a reliability review; it is a complete system assessment identifying the risk of a product not performing its safety function and failing, thus endangering people, equipment or environment. TÜV Rheinland’s team understands that each company’s system and risk are unique and sits down with customers to discuss necessary training, consultation, assessment or certification and customizes the appropriate program to address each client’s specific needs and schedule.”
TÜV Rheinland of North America serves product and equipment manufacturers and system integrators in the following industries: petrochemical, medical devices, automotive (industrial and commercial), natural gas/ LPG, power generation, material transportation, nuclear, waste water, and any other field where products must be examined for the consequences of a possible failure in various components of machinery.