NF mark

WHAT IS THE NF mark?

A sign of recognition and a pledge of trust, the NF mark reassures consumers and professionals (design agencies, distributors, installers and manufacturers) in their decisions. The NF mark not only ensures compliance with the enforceable standards but also with additional quality criteria corresponding to users’ needs. The label is generated from a voluntary approach on the part of professionals wishing to enhance their commitment to quality and performance.

The NF mark distinguishes safe, reliable and efficient products that comply with the requirements of the enforceable standards in terms of safety (fire, electric shock, etc.), functional performance, energy efficiency, etc. It guarantees a lasting level of quality. The production sites are audited at least once a year. In addition, NF certified products are checked regularly by taking samples from production sites and the market at large. This entire process ensures the independence and impartiality of the NF mark.

LCIE Bureau Veritas is mandated by AFNOR Certification to issue the NF and NF Environment marks, as an independent and accredited certification body, recognized internationally.

LCIE BUREAU VERITAS DELIVERS THE “NF” ON THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT:

NF MARK

  • Electrical installation and communication equipment
  • conductors and cables
  • installation equipment
  • conduits and ducts
  • communication network infrastructure equipment
  • data cables
  • Electrical and electronic products
  • household appliances
  • consumer electronic equipment
  • Light fixtures and associated components
  • autonomous electrical safety devices
  • Electronic components

NF Environment mark 

  • Self-contained emergency evacuation lighting units
  • Autonomous emergency lighting units
  • Self-contained emergency lighting units for residential buildings
  • Self-contained lighting units for bedrooms

NF OPEN LABEL

For electrical or electronic products for which there is currently no specific NF application, LCIE Bureau Veritas has created an “open” NF mark which offers the possibility of assigning the NF mark to your product.

Examples of applications: Accumulators – Batteries, Photovoltaics, Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure “, Audio-Video equipment, Equipment for Industrial Use, Information Processing equipment.

Characteristics

ELECTRICAL SAFETY
  • Voltage
  • Power rating
  • Insulation class
  • Frequency
  • IP
PERFORMANCE CATEGORY

ELECTRIC STORAGE WATER HEATER

  • Time to heat up
  • Average water temperature
  • Temperature difference between start-up and shut-down
  • The efficiency
  • The cooling constant
  • Mixing factor
  • Internal lining quality
  • Maintenance consumption
  • Operation of the temperature sensor
  • Consumer information

AUTOMATIC THERMODYNAMIC STORAGE WATER HEATERS

  • The storage capacity
  • The installed power
  • COP and thermodynamic coverage rate
  • Static losses
  • The quantity of hot water supplied
  • The time of heating up
  • The quality of the internal coating
  • The thermal load
  • The power of the auxiliaries

DIRECT-ACTING SPACE HEATERS AND DYNAMIC RADIATORS

  • The temperature of air outlets
  • Surface temperature
  • Regulation (drift and amplitude of the room temperature)
  • Reliability and endurance
  • Detection of window opening for 3-star or 3-star-eye category devices
  • Presence/absence detection for 3 star-eye category devices
  • The coefficient of aptitude for the devices of categories 2 stars, 3 stars or 3 stars-eye

STORAGE HEATERS

  • Dimensions and mass
  • The nominal load
  • Capacity to heat a room
  • The capacity to retain heat
  • Heating of external surfaces
  • Heating of the surfaces surrounding the heater
  • Temperature stability of the room
  • The direct-acting heating function
  • The acoustic level