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UL Launches Mobile App Providing Global HazLoc Technical Expertise

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

NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Jan. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- UL, 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.

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"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:


Google Play™:

For more information on the HazLoc app:, or for more information on UL services for hazardous locations or oil & gas:

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About UL

UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for more than 120 years. Its nearly 11,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit

CONTACT: Dagmar Ebaugh
Global Public Relations & Social Media Manager
UL Commercial & Industrial
O: +1-678-872-0320 C: +1-404-216-4354,

Source: PR Newswire (January 28, 2016 - 8:22 PM EST)

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