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Watlow® Achieves TR-CU Certification Ensuring the Safety of its Flange Immersion Heaters Sold into Russia, Armenia, Belarus and Kazakhstan

12 May, 2016

St. Louis, MO – Watlow®, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of complete thermal systems, announced that it received TR-CU Certification on its flange immersion heaters that hold the IEC Standard 60079-1-2011 or ‘e’ type explosion proof certification. The Certificate of Customs Union (CU Certification) is required for machinery, packaging, industrial equipment and products that enter the Customs Union.

The Customs Union includes the countries of Russia, Armenia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. To make things easier for business within the Customs Union a common set of conformity rules were developed. This resulted in a certification system called CU, which is now referred to as the TR-CU Certification System (Technical Regulations – Customs Union).

This TR-CU Certificate confirms the safety of low voltage equipment as well as operations in explosive atmospheres and electromagnetic capability, therefore, allowing certified products to be sold and used safely in the territory of the Customs Union.

All products imported into the Customs Union must carry the TR-CU EAC Compliance Mark. The EAC logo is required on the physical product.

“Russia, and the other countries in the Customs Union, have their own certification system for controlling the import and sale of goods and equipment, similar to IEC, ATEX and PESO,” said

Dennis Long, Watlow’s global marketing director. “Our goal is to meet the requirements for any certification necessary to confirm Watlow’s commitment to safety.”

Watlow’s flange heaters are easy to install and maintain. Designed for heating liquids and gases in tanks and pressure vessels, flange immersion heaters are ideal for applications requiring higher kilowatts. Watlow flange heaters are made with WATROD™ or FIREBAR® tubular elements brazed or welded to a flange.

Typical applications include a variety of thermal processes in the oil, gas and power generation industries. Whenever an indirect or direct heat exchanger is needed, contact Watlow to solve your application needs.