SGS in Colombia Achieves ONAC Accreditation to Certify Air Con and Refrigeration Products

SGS Colombia annouces ONAC accreditation for air conditioners and refrigerators for Energy Efficiency Regulations in El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panamá.

Online PR News – 01-September-2020 – Geneva, Switzerland – SGS Colombia, of the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has gained accreditation from ONAC, Colombia’s National Accreditation Body, to evaluate and certify air conditioners and refrigeration systems according to Energy Efficiency Regulations that apply in El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panamá.

The accreditation means that, in Colombia, SGS is best placed to support those manufacturers and retailers seeking to expand into the Latin American markets – ensuring their products meet energy efficiency requirements and helping break down barriers to trade.

Jhon Cediel, Technical Supervisor, SGS in Colombia said: “We are proud to have gained this new accreditation. We look forward to working with manufacturers and brands to help ensure their products comply with these regulations and to support the wider industry in reducing its impact on the natural environment.”

The scope of the accreditation includes:

Air conditioners:
• El Salvador: RTS 23.01.03:15, RTS 23.01.02:15, RTS 23.01.01:15
• Panamá: DGNTI – COPANIT – 101:2017, DGNTI – COPANIT – 102:2017, DGNTI – COPANIT – 103:2017, DGNTI – COPANIT – 104:2017

Domestic Refrigerators:
• El Salvador: RTS 97.01.01:15
• Panamá: DGNTI – COPANIT – 105:2017
• Costa Rica: RTCR 482: 2015

Commercial Refrigerators:
• El Salvador: RTS 97.02.01:15

Note: Accreditation issued by the Colombian Accreditation Body (ONAC). Accreditation No. 10-CPR-009.

ONAC, a member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), works to accredit the technical competence of Conformity Assessment Bodies, operates as a monitoring authority in good laboratory practices of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and performs the functions of a National Accreditation Body.

ONAC accreditation also enables SGS to provide compatible testing services for air conditioners and refrigeration in its ILAC laboratories in China, complementing its existing certification solutions for electrical and electronic product manufacturers in the region.

Jhon Cediel added: “At SGS, we believe that our certification solution opens the door for our clients’ products to be sold in different markets. The constant development of new and existing regulations challenges us to provide better and faster services every day.”

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For further information on our range of services, please contact:

Camilo Ramírez
Certification Director
SGS Colombia S.A.S.

Jhon Cediel
Technical Supervisor for E&E
SGS Colombia S.A.S.

Cesar Melendez
Technical Supervisor for E&E
SGS Colombia S.A.S.


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