TIANJIN – Underwriters Laboratories, a global leader in safety testing and certification, signed Memorandum of Understanding with China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) in Tianjin on February 10, reported d1ev.com.
According to the MOU, UL will provide training services for CATARC staff and help the organization to obtain UL rectified certification. CATARC will be one of UL’s subcontracted labs which can deal with EV battery testing and help Chinese battery manufacturers to gain UL certificate. Other contents of the MOU include business and services on testing devices and standardization.
In 2009, UL set out to release a new set of requirements for large batteries in electric vehicles, UL Subject 2580, which was officially adopted in November 2011.
In late 2011, UL announced that it granted Tianjin Lishen Battery Joint-Stock Co. qualification for Witness Testing Data Program (WTDP) so that Tianjin Lishen becomes the first battery company in China that has passed UL standard for battery cell and battery pack testing. With WTDP qualification, Tianjin Lishen can finish battery cell and battery pack testing on its own under the supervision of UL engineers.