Compliance in the USA relates to three main topics: Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) listing, also known as UL (Underwriters Laboratory) listing, generically, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) listing and industry-specific requirements. In the third topic is industry standards requirements such as SEMI, RIA, ANSI, and more. Compliance with USA regulations and USA codes is critical to selling your product in the USA market.
The United States of America places particular scrutiny on electrical design, and safe handling of toxic materials. Additionally, laser safety and listing and product safety are crucial to equipment designed for the USA.
Specific Standards and links to related standards in the USA: UL, NFPA, UBC, UFC, FDA, CDRH, ANSI, and UMC.
For more complex equipment look to SEMI S2, NEMA, boiler codes, furnace and incinerator codes, explosion protection requirements.
Other industry standards organizations that are critical to products;
American Gas Association
American Petroleum Institute
American Public Gas Association
American Public Power Association
American Wind Energy Association
Geothermal Energy Association
International Renewable Energy Alliance
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Pellet Fuels Institute
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association
Solar Energy Industries Association
United States Energy Association
American Welding Society
ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers)
ACGIH (American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists)