Approvals

Rittal products meet the highest internationally recognized quality standards

All components are subjected to the most stringent testing in accordance with international standards and regulations The consistently high product quality is ensured by a comprehensive quality management system. Regular production inspections by external test institutes guarantee compliance with global standards.

Documentation

Product certifications and approvals are pivotal to the global acceptance of industrial products.

Approvals for Rittal standard products may be documented in a variety of formats. The following overview of international product approvals and test institutions indicates the broad spectrum of certified Rittal quality.

Key approvals (such as UL, CSA, TÜV, VDE) are displayed directly on the rating plates of standard products.

This is vital for the subsequent sign-off of the overall system, because the inspectors check the rating plates of individual components.

Many different Rittal products have internationally recognised approvals and licences.

In the production plant, these products are given a rating plate showing the serial number and approval symbol such as UL, CSA etc. This is considered proof of approval. The order pages in the Rittal Catalogue for each product indicate whether and which approvals are available for a given product. Online, this information may be found under the Product section.

Precise details of the test institution and the test number under which the Rittal products are registered is often considered adequate.

This test number is either listed in the Catalogue or can be requested from Technical Support.

A copy of the test certificate may be requested from Technical Support to document product approvals or for your own plant documentation.

Marks of conformity

Many Rittal products have internationally recognised approvals. Below, we provide a brief overview of the approval symbols and their meanings.

UL – Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (USA) Recognition Mark
For US-tested and approved products (such as Rittal cooling and climate control units etc.)

CUL – Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (USA) Recognition Mark
For Canada-tested and approved products (such as Rittal cooling and climate control units etc.)

CUL/UL – Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (USA) Recognition Mark
Combination mark – Products that have been tested and approved for both the USA and Canada

CUL – Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (USA) Listed Mark
Products tested and approved for Canada

CUL – Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (USA) Listed Mark
Products tested and approved for Canada

CUL/UL – Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (USA) Listed Components
Combination mark – Products that have been tested and approved for the USA and Canada

CUL/UL – Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (USA) Listed Components
Combination mark – Products that have been tested and approved for the USA and Canada

CSA – Canadian Standards Association (Canada )
Products that have been tested and approved for Canada (such as Rittal enclosures)

CSA – Canadian Standards Association (Canada)
Products that have been tested by the NRTL (= Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory) and approved for the US market

CSA – Canadian Standards Association (Canada)
Products that have been tested by the NRTL (= Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory) and approved for the US market and Canada

VDE – Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker (Germany)
Mark of conformity for structural elements (Rittal enclosures, for example, are tested and certified by VDE as type-tested empty enclosures)

VDE – Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker (Germany)
Mark of conformity for devices and installation materials

VDE – Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker (Germany)
EMC – Mark of conformity (e.g. Rittal RF enclosures)

TüV – Technischer überwachungsverein
Mark of conformity by the product service (Rittal enclosures are tested and certified by VDE as type-tested empty enclosures)

TüV NORD GS – Geprüfte Sicherheit
This mark of conformity is only valid in conjunction with the test agency's symbol (e.g. RWTÜV-GS; VDE-GS etc.)

TÜV NORD – Baumuster geprüft (prototype-tested)
Mark of conformity for prototypes

EX – Symbol for operating equipment with certification from a testing agency
Rittal EX enclosures are approved by PTB in Braunschweig. PTB certification is recognised by all CENELEC Member States.

GL – Germanischer Lloyd (Germany)
Shipping register mark of conformity for unrestricted use within the context of Germanischer Lloyd's construction guidelines

LR – Lloyds Register of Shipping (UK)
Shipping register mark of conformity

DNV – Det Norske Veritas (Norway)
Shipping register mark of conformity

MRS – Russian Maritim Register of Shipping (Russia)
Shipping register mark of conformity

BV – Bureau Veritas (France)
Shipping register mark of conformity

EAC – Eurasian Conformity (Russia)
Mark of conformity for compulsory certification for the Russian market

CE – Communauté Européen (European Union)
Label verifying that a product complies with EU safety requirements.

UKCA marking
The UKCA marking is a new UK product marking that is used for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain.

ESSA – European Security Systems Association e.V.
ECB•S – European Certification Body Security

IECEE / IECEE CB Scheme
The IEC CB Scheme (IEC system of conformity assessment systems for electrotechnical equipment and components) is a multilateral agreement to make it easier for the manufacturers of electrical and electronic products to access the market.

CCC – China Compulsory Certification
The China Compulsory Certification (CCC) is a certification system valid in the People’s Republic of China.