Helping ensure the safety and performance of motors, generators and turbines

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Motors, generators, and turbines represent a massive segment of the industrial sector. Because they are so important, it is critical these products are tested and certified to the required standards of a region, particularly the applicable energy efficiency regulations.

Because CSA Group has helped develop many of these standards, you benefit from our years of experience and technical insights. No matter where your manufacturing facilities are located, our North American and global network of offices and laboratories gives you direct access to the technical teams that oversee your project from start to finish.

We know how important it is to get your products into targeted global markets quickly and with confidence – our testing and certification services are designed to do just that.

Testing to North American and International Standards

With our global accreditations and expertise in motors and generators, our full suite of testing & certification solutions can verify your compliance with the necessary standards to enter your target markets in North America and beyond. These include:

  • CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 25, 30, 77, 100, 145, and 213
  • UL 1004 Series
  • UL 2111
  • UL/ISA/CSA C22.2 No. 60079-1
  • UL/ISA/CSACSA C22.2 No. 60079-7
  • UL/ISA/CSA C22.2 No. 60079-15
  • NFPA 496
  • UL 1203
  • UL 674
  • IEC 60034-5
  • IEC 60079-15
  • IEC 60079-2
  • IEC 60079-31
  • IEC 80079-36
  • IEC 80079-37

For gas turbines, we can inspect and approve their electrical features through our field certification program and North American field evaluations. Internationally, we can inspect gas turbines against the IEC 60079-13 and IEC TS 60079-46 standards.

Energy Efficiency Testing

CSA Group is accredited by the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct the necessary energy efficiency testing on electric motors, including small electric motors. We are also accredited by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to provide the efficiency testing against three-phase induction motors.

Some of the energy efficiency standards for North America we test against:

  • 10 CFR 431 subpart X, 431.446
  • CAN/CSA C390-10
  • CAN/CSA C747-09
  • IEEE 112-2004
Why you should choose CSA Group to test and certify your motor, generator, or turbine.
  • Unmatched expertise: Organizations across the world have depended on CSA Group’s proficiency in motors, generators, and turbines for decades
  • Commitment to service: We are passionate about delivering high-quality customer service to you and your team as we deliver certifications and drive your success
  • Efficiency and speed: We understand the speed of business today – count on us to streamline your testing time and respond quickly
  • Geographic Reach: Today’s business is global, that’s why we’ve built expertise in international standards and offer testing facilities around the globe
  • Extensive Testing: Our team is constantly upgrading their knowledge of today’s standards with capabilities in CSA, UL, IEC standards and many more

Products Certified

Explore the Products CSA Group Tests and Certifies for Motors, Generators, and Turbines

CSA Group offers various evaluation programs for testing and certifying motors, generators, and turbines.

AC Three-phase Induction Motors

Ensure the safety and performance of these high-volume and in-demand electromagnetic motors.

Appliance Motors

Take your appliance motors – including component type appliance motors – to North American and global markets efficiently and confidently with our internationally recognized testing and certification services.

Electric Motors

We are a global leader in the evaluation and certification of electric motors, so you can respond to customer demands and get to market quickly.

Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors

With advances in these motors evolving rapidly – especially in traction, robotics, and aerospace motors – ensure compliance with market requirements with trusted testing by CSA Group.

Electronically Commutated Motors

CSA Group can test your electronically commutated motors to ensure you meet key standards for efficiency and safety, and get your product in front of customers confidently.

Portable and Stationary Engine-driven Generators

Whether used in a residential, recreational, business, or commercial environment, establish your generator’s compliance with proven testing from CSA Group.

Small and Large Generators

Displaying the CSA mark on your generator signals quality to your customers ensures your generators are up to the highest standards in your target market.

Gas Turbines

CSA Group can perform field evaluation and certifications for electrical components of your gas turbine to ensure they meet key standards.

Shop Standards

Access the right standards for your motors, generators, and turbines as you prepare to access U.S., Canadian, and global markets

CSA Group offers dozens of testing protocols for motors, generators, and turbines to bring your product to market simply, efficiently, and with confidence.


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