Many factors must be taken into consideration when purchasing a cremator. Reliability, durability, ease of operation, performance, and pricing must be objectively evaluated to determine the true value of the product.
Since it is assumed that all crematoriums comply with nationally recognized safety standards, the topic is rarely addressed in the early stages of comparison. However, the issue is sometimes sadly misused as a scared tactic at the last moment. Therefore, U.S. Cremation Equipment chooses to provide consumers with accurate information needed to make an informed decision.
To insure safety, all cremators (human crematoriums and animal crematoriums, as well as batch load incinerators) should be manufactured in accordance with the standards established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). To determine compliance, OSHA relies on testing of product(s) by Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs).
Below is a list of currently recognized NRTLs.
Organizations Currently Recognized by OSHA as NRTLs
- Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
(also known as CSA International)
- Communication Certification Laboratory, Inc. (CCL)
(DBA Nemko-CCL, Inc.)
- Curtis-Straus LLC (CSL)
- FM Approvals LLC (FM)
(formerly Factory Mutual Research Corporation)
- Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc. (ITSNA)
(formerly ETL Testing Laboratories, Inc.)
- MET Laboratories, Inc. (MET)
- NSF International (NSF)
- QPS Evaluation Services Inc. (QPS)
- SGS U.S. Testing Company, Inc. (SGSUS)
(formerly U.S. Testing Company, Inc./California Division)
- Southwest Research Institute (SWRI)
- TUV Rheinland PTL, LLC (TUVPTL)
- TÜV SÜD America, Inc. (TUVAM)
- TÜV SÜD Product Services GmbH (TUVPSG)
- TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc. (TUV)
- Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL)
U.S. Cremation Equipment’s cremators are listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL). Their equipment meets or exceeds nationally accepted incinerator construction standards, originally established by the Incinerator Institute of America (IIA). Moreover, their cremators have been field tested and evaluated by MET Laboratories, Inc. in accordance with National Electrical Code (NEC), American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL), American Council on Electrical Safety (ACES) and the US Standard(s). These standards are recognized throughout the United States and Canada.