Enclosure manufacturers that optimize their design process from the beginning are able save time and money for their company. Environmental ratings, i.e. Types 1, 3R, 4, 4X, 12, 13 and IP20, IP54, IP66, IP67, and IP69, are a critical part of the design process. UL 50E and IEC 60529, respectively, define the requirements for environmental ratings required for installations.
John Kovacik, principal engineer for enclosures for industrial control panels at UL, will provide practical information that will help enclosure manufacturers avoid some of the common pitfalls encountered during enclosure certification. This free webinar will cover how to:
- Avoid delays to market
- Reduce cost
- Streamline the design process and easily navigate design changes
- Ease traceability issues
JOHN KOVACIK, Principal Engineer/Corporate Fellow, is UL’s Primary Designated Engineer (PDE) for industrial control equipment; components and assemblies including control panels and industrial machinery.
John’s 41-year career with UL includes many years of experience with codes and standards. He represents UL on a number of technical committees covering a broad range of subjects for NFPA, NEMA and the IEC. This includes membership as UL’s principal representative on NFPA 20 for Stationary Fire Pumps and NFPA 79 for Industrial Machinery. He serves as the Technical Advisor for the U.S. National Committee Technical Advisory Group for IEC/SC 121A.
John is UL’s Principal member on the National Electrical Code (NEC®) Correlating Committee. As UL’s representative on this committee, he is responsible for coordinating UL's participation in NEC activities. He is also a member of NEC Code Panels 12 and 13.
John is a Corporate Fellow of UL’s William Henry Merrill Society, has received the IEC 1906 Award, the NFPA Committee Service Award and is an NFPA Life Member.