IntertekUSA: Multinational inspection, product testing and certification company Intertek has invested more than $20m in support of the refrigeration industry in North America.

According to the company, these expanded capabilities offer refrigeration manufacturers not only product safety, sanitation, and ETL certification, but also the CE Mark or equivalent marks for global markets and a broad range of performance testing capabilities. Intertek’s range of services allows manufacturers to conduct testing for various applications and global markets concurrently with a single compliance expert in safety and certification, performance, and energy efficiency standards.

Interlake says its investments over the past three years have enabled it to build what it claims is the largest global network of qualified engineers across the largest network of facilities. This it sees as crucial to its ability to keep pace with the regulatory changes impacting commercial refrigeration, residential refrigeration, walk-in, display case, vending, and ice machine products.

New capabilities include refrigerant testing for chemical and material compatibility, testing equipment to -26ºC and walk-in cool and freezer facility expansions to support simultaneous testing.

Intertek’s network of facilities now maintains accredited test lab status for Department of Energy, Energy Star, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), California Energy Commission (CEC), ASHRAE, AHRI, Association of Home Appliances Manufacturers (AHAM), Saudi Standards, Quality and Metrology Organisation (SASO), CB Scheme, ASTM, and NSF requirements for refrigeration products.