IRISS Announces UL Listing for Custom Replacement Panels

IRISS is the only company in the world who can manufacture “UL Listed” replacement covers, panels and doors with an IR inspection window for all electrical distribution equipment.

Underwriter Laboratories (UL) brings clarity and empowers trust to support responsible product design, production, solutions, and innovations of today and tomorrow. They connect people to safer, more secure, more sustainable products, services, experiences and environments – enabling smarter choices and better lives. Therefore IRISS, the world leader in Critical Asset Surveillance Technologies continues to be at the forefront in working with UL to ensure all our Electrical Maintenance Safety products meet their rigorous standards and are either UL Listed or UL Recognized.

In 2016 IRISS began working with UL to secure a blanket “UL Listing” on our FlexIR custom replacement panels which incorporate our patented Inspection window lens systems that allow for and infrared, visual and ultraviolet inspection to be completed in all closed panel scenarios. This was an important step as all standard IR windows available today are only UL recognized components and as such have certain limitations.

IRISS is proud to announce that we have now secured our UL Listing approval and can now offer our FlexIR custom replacement panels and inspection windows under blanket listing E491496 as Environmental-rated Accessories for Enclosures. What this means is that IRISS is the ONLY company in the world who can currently manufacture “UL Listed” replacement covers, panels and doors with an IR inspection window for all your electrical distribution equipment including but not limited to transformers, panelboards, switchboards, load centers, switchgear, motor terminal chambers, busway joints, inverters, speed drives and UPS Systems.

IRISS FlexIR Custom replacement panels and inspection windows provide two distinct advantages:

Custom Switchgear Panel Replacemen
Custom Switchgear Panel Replacement

1. They facilitate much faster field installation as no cutting, drilling and touch-up painting is required. Many customers have very limited downtime for maintenance and custom replacement panels can be the only practical way to implement inspection windows.
2. Many OEM designs make the retrofit of standard IR windows impossible due to limited internal electrical clearances and structural interferences. Custom replacements panels can be designed to eliminate these problems and install in just minutes.

IRISS has a library of FlexIR custom panel designs already available for

many OEM products and we have the capability to rapidly design solutions using our 3D scanning and advanced manufacturing capability. Now that FlexIR replacement panels are also UL Listed, there really are no electrical assets for which you cannot implement a safer, more efficient way to perform you condition based maintenance inspections.

We are very excited about receiving the blanket UL Listing for our custom products. IRISS is committed to ensuring that arc flash and electrocution risks to maintenance personnel are minimized while maintaining the design integrity of OEM equipment.

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Announcing Plant Engineering 2017 Product of the Year Finalist

The IRISS CAP-ENV-PDS is a finalist in the 2017 Plant Engineering Product of the Year.
Plant Engineering 2017 Product of the Year Finalist

We are proud to announce that the IRISS CAP-ENV-PDS has been named a finalist in the Plant Engineering 2017 Product of the Year awards program. This product has been chosen as a Finalist in the Electrical Safety category and will be mentioned in the November Plant Engineering issue, online, and in the e-newsletters.

What is the CAP-ENV-PDS?

The CAP-ENV-PDS allows visual, infrared and ultrasound inspection all through a single maintenance inspection system. The Partial Discharge Sensor (PDS) is a built-in piezoelectric sensor that you connect with a standard handheld ultrasound tester and allows you to keep the panel in a “closed and guarded” condition, even when taking ultrasound readings, ensuring personnel safety at all times.

On November 9th, the Finalists were announced online at http://www.plantengineering.com/poy, and voting began within the New Products for Engineers database (http://www.plantengineering.com/NP4E). Voting is only open to qualified subscribers of Plant Engineering products (magazine—print or digital, e-newsletters, white papers, etc.). Qualified subscribers are encouraged to vote in as many categories for which they are qualified based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact. One (1) ballot per qualified subscriber will be accepted; multiple ballots from the same qualified subscriber will be invalid. Voting will continue until January 5, 2018.

IRISS is the global leader in Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices and Solutions. We make products that save time, save money and save lives. To learn more, visit IRISS.COM today.

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