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The following definitions are derived from the UL web site glossary page at: www.ul.com/about/term.pdf

 

CERTIFICATION MARK

A generic term intended to include the Listing Mark, Classification Mark, Recognized Component Mark and Recognized Markings of UL. Authorized use of a UL certification mark by a manufacturer is the manufacturer’s declaration that the product was produced according to the UL requirements in effect at the time of manufacture and subject to the applicable Follow-Up Service.

CLASSIFICATION MARK

This Mark consists of four elements, a registered Mark of Underwriters Laboratories Inc., the product name, e.g. "fire door," a control number, and the word "CLASSIFIED" together with a statement on or in connection with the product delineating the nature and extent (limitations) of UL’s coverage.

CLASSIFICATION SERVICE

A system whereby UL determines that a manufacturer has demonstrated the ability to produce a product that complies with UL’s requirements for the purpose of classification or evaluation with respect to one or more of the following: (1) specific risks only, e.g., casualty, fire or shock, (2) performance under specified conditions, (3) regulatory codes, (4) other standards, including international standards, or (5) such other conditions as UL may consider desirable. By terms of the Follow-Up Service Agreement, UL authorizes the manufacturer to use the Classification Marking on products that comply with UL’s requirements and establishes Follow-Up Service as a check of the means the manufacturer exercises to maintain compliance with the requirements of UL.

CLIENT TEST DATA PROGRAM (CTDP)

A CIP program whereby tests are conducted by client personnel at client facilities both of which have been assessed and determined to conform with required UL criteria. Test results utilized by UL are subject to review and audit.

COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCT ASSURANCE (COMPASS)

A program to permit qualified Applicants to conduct part of a product investigation and provide appropriate product descriptions and test results for verification by suitable checks and audits by UL.

LISTED PRODUCT

A product that has been produced under UL’s Listing and Follow-Up Service Program in accordance with the terms of the Follow-Up Service Agreement and that bears the authorized Listing Mark of UL as the manufacturer’s declaration that the product complies with UL’s requirements.

LISTING MARK

This Mark consists of four elements, a registered Mark of Underwriters Laboratories Inc., the product name, e.g. "portable lamp," a control number, and the word "LISTED." The manufacturer, by the terms of the Follow-Up Service Agreement, is authorized to apply it to products as the manufacturer’s declaration that the products have been produced under UL’s Follow-Up Service and conform to UL’s requirements.

LISTING SERVICE

A system whereby UL determines that a manufacturer has demonstrated the ability to produce a product that complies with UL’s requirements with respect to reasonably foreseeable risks associated with the product. As part of the system, by the terms of the Follow-Up Service Agreement, UL authorizes the manufacturer to use the UL Listing Mark on products that comply with UL’s requirements and establishes a Follow-Up Service conducted by UL as a check of the means the manufacturer exercises to determine compliance with UL’s requirements.

RECOGNITION SERVICE

A system whereby UL determines that a manufacturer has demonstrated the ability to produce a component for use in an end product that complies with UL’s requirements. It takes into account the performance and constructional characteristics of such end product insofar as this can be determined and the areas which require additional consideration for application of the component to the product. By the terms of the Follow-Up Service Agreement, UL authorizes the manufacturer to use the Recognized Marking and other required markings on products that comply with UL’s requirements and establishes a Follow-Up Service Program conducted by UL as a check of the means the manufacturer exercises to determine compliance with UL’s requirements.

RECOGNIZED COMPONENT

A component covered under UL’s Recognition Service and intended for factory installation in Listed or Classified products. Recognized Components are incomplete in certain construction features or restricted in performance capabilities and not intended for separate installation in the field, rather they are intended for use as components of incomplete equipment submitted for investigation by UL. Final acceptance of the component in the complete equipment is dependent upon its installation and use in accordance with all applicable use conditions and ratings  noted (1) in the component report issued by UL, (2) in the Guide Information and (3) in the individual client’s Recognized Component Information Page.

RECOGNIZED MARKING

The marking that a component manufacturer is authorized to apply to a component produced under UL’s Recognition Service. The UL Recognized Component Mark ( ) may be used in conjunction with the Recognized Marking.

UNLISTED COMPONENT

A component used in a Listed, Classified or Recognized product, and which is separately investigated for the product manufacturer as a component of the complete product using appropriate requirements applicable for Listing, Classification or Recognition of the part, but for which no published coverage is requested.

 

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