New HazLoc mobile application for global hazardous locations (explosive atmospheres) supply chain compliance


NORTHBROOK, Ill., January 28, 2016UL, a leading global safety science organization, launches a global hazardous locations mobile app to facilitate a common understanding of global hazardous locations (explosive atmospheres) for industry stakeholders.   The app benefits designers, manufacturers, distributors, inspection & regulatory authorities (AHJs), and end-users across the oil & gas, chemical, agricultural, pharmaceuticals, offshore, and mining industries.


“Navigating the complex landscape of global hazardous locations is a challenge for industry stakeholders,” states Jeff Smidt, Vice President and General Manager for UL’s energy & power technologies division. “This new mobile app streamlines the information providing design, production, installation, inspection and regulatory compliance information in one trusted source – putting HazLoc technical expertise at the stakeholders’ fingertips.”


Available on iTunes and Google Play to download for free, the UL HazLoc app includes the following attributes:

• Types of explosive atmospheres

• Likelihood an explosive atmosphere is present

• Ignition-related properties of explosive atmospheres

• Temperature classifications based on maximum surface temperatures

• Methods of explosion protection regarding electrical and non-electrical risks of ignition

• Markings required by both standards and by national or regional regulations

• National, regional and international standards, including a “Find Your StandardTM” feature based on the selection of five simple data points

• Ingress protection (IP) codes and Type ratings for equipment enclosures

• Contact options for additional information and questions


Download the UL HazLoc app for free using:

iTunes®: http://bit.ly/HazLociTunesApp

Google Play™: http://bit.ly/HazLocAndroidApp

For more information on the HazLoc app: http://bit.ly/HazLocApp, or for more information on UL services for hazardous locations or oil & gas: ul.com/hazloc

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