Eurofins E&E CML have a wealth of experience in certifying Ex equipment for mining applications, and more recently we have added MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) to the approvals that we can assist manufacturers with. Below are some frequently asked questions regarding MSHA and how working with Eurofins CML can prove beneficial. To find out more, or for further assistance please contact the Eurofins CML team.
What is MSHA?
The role of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is to enforce safety and health rules for all US mines, and all electrical products manufactured for use in hazardous areas of underground mines in the US must be approved by MSHA.
What types of equipment require MSHA approval?
All electrical products manufactured for use in hazardous areas of underground mines must be approved by MSHA. Examples of equipment commonly requiring approval include lights, batteries, panels, gas detectors, breathing apparatus, motors, and face cutters.
What are the benefits of working with Eurofins CML for MSHA product approval?
The testing and evaluation has historically been challenging, and often a time consuming process. However with the involvement of Eurofins E&E CML, manufacturers can benefit from a clear and effective route to certification:
- Timescale – Projects can be started early and progressed quickly
- Resource – A team of engineers that are experienced with assessing all types of mining equipment
- Laboratory – Knowledgeable test engineers, with extensive test equipment and good availability
- Communication – Regular, clear and constructive communication
- Process – A clearly defined process to assist in the preparation of review-ready technical files
What is the process when working with Eurofins CML for MSHA product approval?
The manufacturer will open a project with Eurofins CML to assess (and test) the product against the MSHA requirements. Once complete, a project is opened with MSHA where they will assess the technical file.
This information can also be found on our MSHA Testing & Approval Services datasheet which you can download here:
If you are a manufacturer of mining equipment and are interested to know more about the process or to receive a quotation, please contact:
Telephone: +44 (0)151 559 1160