NORTHBROOK, ILL., — ICC Evaluation Service Inc. (ICC-ES) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) established a Dual PMG Listing Program for plumbing, mechanical and fuel gas products. The purpose of the program is to provide code officials and construction professionals with a reliable means to verify that PMG products comply with applicable codes and standards.
"This strategic alliance leverages the shared strengths of UL and ICC-ES: credibility, integrity, technical expertise, and brand recognition,” said Jeff Smith, general manager of UL's Global Water and Food Business. “The dual PMG listing program provides manufacturers and regulators with a one-stop resource for determining the code compliance and standards compliance of PMG products. We at UL are excited to be working with ICC-ES to bring added value and convenience to this industry."
"UL's reputation for product safety, combined with ICC-ES's nearly eighty years of experience in evaluating products for code compliance, means this program will provide regulators and manufacturers with a service of outstanding quality,” said Mark Johnson, president of ICC-ES. “The program will also be recognized globally."
Manufacturers of PMG products will benefit from the combined program, providing a comprehensive scheme for the testing, inspection, certification, and listing of PMG products, with independent listings covering both code compliance and compliance with applicable technical standards; ready acceptance of products by authorities having jurisdiction, due to the recognition of the ICC-ES and UL marks; a choice in service providers to show compliance through listing to both the International Plumbing Code (IPC) and the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC); acceptance of products nationally and internationally, wherever the IPC or the UPC codes have been adopted; demonstration of product compliance to the new low-lead requirements in the California Health and Safety Code; demonstration of product compliance to the U.S. EPA WaterSense requirements (as applicable); and the use of both the ICC-ES PMG Mark and the UL Plumbing Mark.