Gas Lab & Field Evaluation Services

The Gas Lab at RADCO has extensive experience evaluating:

  • Standard and Custom Fireplaces
  • Furnaces
  • Commercial Cooking and Food Service Equipment Such as Stoves, Ovens, and Steam Tables
  • Gas Logs
  • Flame Effects
  • Heating and Cooling Equipment
  • Industrial Machinery and Control Panels
  • High Pressure Gas Systems

Product evaluation includes Physical Properties, Testing Structural Components, Ventilation Testing, Thermal Components, and Installation.

Our services include but not limited to:

  • Consultation on Standards Application
  • Consultation and Design Recommendation
  • Performance Testing
  • Product Listing and Follow-Up
  • Inspection and Quality Assurance
  • Gas and Electrical Component and System Evaluation
  • Expert Interpretation of the following codes:
    ASTM, ANSI & UL Standards, International Building Code (IBC), International Plumbing Code (IPC),gl-auto-paint International Residential Code (IRC), Uniform Building Code (UBC), Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC), Uniform Fire Code (UFC), Southern Building Code (SBC), Southern Plumbing Code (SPC), Southern Mechanical Code (SMC), National Fire Code (NFC), National Electrical Code (NEC), BOCA National Building Code (NBC), BOCA National Plumbing Code (NPC), BOCA National Mechanical Code (NMC), State of CA Code of Regulations, as well as other state housing standards, Federal Manufactured Home Construction & Safety Standard, NFPA Standards, CSA & CGA Standards, State of CA Building Code.

Services for the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

As the Authority Having Jurisdiction, you face the daily challenge of enforcing the codes for the benefit of the health, safety, and welfare of the people within your community. Like most code officials, you have probably run across situations where permit seekers submit applications that present challenges that are above and beyond the ordinary, such as:

  • Unlisted Equipment
  • Field Modified Equipment
  • One-of-a-Kind Systems and Processes
  • Alternative Materials, Methods, Equipment, and Appliances

The evaluation of such submittals can be an extra burden to the AHJ staff, and can involve topics that are outside of the normal areas of evaluation and approval.

 

RADCO is here to help you

RADCO Field Evaluation Services are provided to assist the AHJ in the enforcement of the appropriate national codes and standards, as well as the additional requirements of state and local codes for these unique installations.

gl-cng-panelThese projects are conducted with full cooperation of the AHJ. It is standard practice for RADCO to contact the AHJ prior to start of the investigation in order to discuss the scope of work of the project, and to verify that all of the AHJ’s concerns relative to the equipment are being addressed.

Following the completion of the field evaluation, once all non-compliances are addressed by the applicant, RADCO issues a formal report describing the equipment and the test procedures that were used as part of the investigation. A copy of this report is made available to the AHJ. RADCO will also apply a field evaluation label to the product that was investigated.

 

Accepted by Jurisdictions

gl-soak-tanksRADCO has provided our field evaluation services to many jurisdictions, including the State of California, Los Angeles City annd Los Angeles County, City of Long Beach, CA; City of Anaheim, CA; City of Corona, CA; Clark County, NV, and many others in the United States and internationally.

 

Accreditation

RADCO is approved by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) as a Quality Inspection Agency (AA-650) and as a Testing Laboratory (TL-209), which demonstrates compliance with ISO/IEC 17020 and ISO/IEC 17025.