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Technical passport for TR CU 032 "On safety of pressure equipment"

Technical passport for TR CU 032 "On safety of pressure equipment"


Posted on Oct 20 Legal Tips, Russian Market

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The technical passport is considered as one of the most essential documents for any equipment. Here’s why: it indicates the basic information about the equipment. It’s always presented by the manufacturer regardless of the country of the manufacturer. And it must be in the Russian language or bilingual (Russian/English).



Although not necessary for most of the technical regulations, it remains important, because Russian and other CIS countries manufacturing plants and companies are obligated to maintain the technical passport for each installed equipment (separate technical passport for each serial number). 

Now we’re going to take a deep look at the passport and see what it actually has. Every passport starts with the purpose of use of the equipment – what exactly it is for and where it is used (application area). The next section includes the technical characteristics (i.e. specification) regarding materials, size, and the parameters that are unique for any certain type of the equipment. The section also includes the external photo of the product.
Section 3 incorporates the package content. It is quite common that the manufacturer provides some documentation along with the equipment itself while supplying the product to the end user. This documentation may include instruction and installation manuals, technical datasheets, etc. This section indicates all the documents, their quantity, serial numbers, notes, etc.

Section 4 tells us about marking and packaging. We may find the information regarding the packaging items that are appropriate for the product including their properties. What is mentioned on the market plate is presented in this section as well. It’s not a surprise to find things like the manufacturer’s trademark, the date of production, the name of specification documents, storage conditions, the name and address of the manufacturer and some other items. The marking plate must be in Russian.

Section 5 unveils the information about displacement and transportation of the product. Generally speaking, it is about the way the product should be transported in proper conditions. It also gives us the instructions how to treat the product while unpacking it upon the delivery.

Section 6 mentions the manufacturer’s warranty. The manufacturer under its own responsibility guarantees that the product they’ve made is safe and proper to use. This means that the product does meet the requirements set and mentioned by the manufacturer. In case of any damage the manufacturer is ready to fix the equipment if it is under warranty conditions. But at the same time there’s a warning that improper use of the product may result in the loss of the warranty.

This is the general description of the technical passport itself. The TR CU 032 requirements indicate the additional information that must be mentioned in it. Here below you may find some details.

Not a single Certificate or a Declaration of Conformity to the Technical Regulation of the Customs Union TR CU 032/2013 “On safety of the equipment operating under excessive pressure” can omit technical passport as a document necessary for issuing. Here you may find the general information about it.
Because there are three general types of the equipment in accordance with the TR CU 032 (these are pipes, boilers, and vessels), the passports for these types may differ to some extent, but the general information is always the same.
The Technical Regulation of the Customs union "On safety of the equipment operating under excessive pressure" (TR CU 032/2013) – currently the TR of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) – determines main requirements to such products as heat exchangers, vessels, fitting, pipes, valves, boilers, safety devices and other equipment that operates under pressure more than 0,05 MPa.
As different foreign manufacturers come across issuing the Certificates and the Declarations of conformity to the TR CU 032, they can’t help noticing that there’s a big list of the required documents that actually include the technical passport.

The pipeline passport includes the following information:

a) the name and address of the owner enterprise;
b) appointment;
c) date of manufacture (production);
d) working environment;
e) working parameters of the working environment: pressure, MPa (kgf /cm2), temperature, ° С;
f) design life;
g) calculated resource;
h) the estimated number of starts;
i) diagrams, drawings, certificates and other documents for the manufacture (production) and installation of the pipeline.

The boiler passport includes the following information (the amount of information is formed by the manufacturer, depending on the type of boiler):

a) general information:
  • manufacturer's name and address;
  • date of manufacture (production);
  • type (model);
  • name and purpose;
  • factory number;
  • estimated service life;
  • estimated resource of the boiler and main parts;
  • the estimated number of starts;
  • geometric dimensions of the boiler and its elements;
b) technical characteristics and parameters:
  • calculated type of fuel and its heat of combustion, MJ / kg (kcal / kg);
  • fuel consumption, m3 / h (t / h);
  • type and characteristics of the combustion plant (burners);
  • design, working, test pressure, MPa (kgf / cm2);
  • the maximum permissible hydraulic resistance of the boiler at the nominal capacity, MPa (kgf / cm2);
  • minimum allowable pressure at rated temperature, MPa (kgf / cm2);
  • nominal steam temperature at the boiler outlet, ° С;
  • design temperature of superheated steam (liquid), ° С;
  • nominal fluid temperature at the boiler inlet, ° С;
  • nominal and maximum liquid temperature at the outlet of the boiler, ° С;
  • nominal, minimum and maximum permissible steam production, t / h;
  • nominal, minimum and maximum heating capacity, kW;
  • heating surface of the boiler and main parts, m2;
  • capacity, m3;
  • minimum and maximum permissible fluid flow rate, m3/ h;
c) information about safety devices (including type, quantity, location of installation, cross-sectional area, nominal diameter, vapor or liquid flow rate, value (range) of the beginning of opening);
d) information about liquid (water) level indicators (including the type of indicator, quantity, installation location);
e) information about the main fittings (including quantity, nominal diameter, nominal pressure, operating parameters, body material, installation site);
f) information about the main equipment for measurement, control, signaling, regulation and automatic protection (including quantity, type (brand));
g) information on pumps (including type, quantity, operating parameters, type of drive);
h) information on the main elements of the boiler made (manufactured) from sheet steel (including the number, dimensions, material, welding and heat treatment);

i) information about the elements of the boiler made (manufactured) from pipes (including the number, dimensions, material, welding and heat treatment);
j) information about fittings, covers, bottoms, transitions, flanges (including quantity, dimensions, material);

k) information about the coolant (including the name, maximum allowable temperature of use, self-ignition temperature in open space, solidification temperature, boiling point, change (curve) of boiling point depending on pressure, other data affecting safe operation);

l) drawings, diagrams, drawings of the boiler and its main elements and other documents (summary sheet of factory changes, picking list, specification indicating the main dimensions of assembly units, etc.);

m) other information ensuring the safe operation of the boiler.

The passport of the vessel includes the following information:

a) general information:
  • manufacturer's name and address;
  • date of manufacture (production);
  • factory number;
  • estimated service life;
b) information on technical characteristics and parameters:
  • working, design, test pressure, MPa (kgf / cm2);
  • working temperature of the working environment, ° С;
  • design wall temperature, ° С;
  • minimum permissible negative wall temperature, ° С;
  • the name of the working environment;
  • work environment group;
  • increase to compensate for corrosion (erosion), mm;
  • capacity, m3;
  • empty vessel weight, kg;
  • maximum mass of the medium to be poured, kg;
c) information about the main parts (including quantity, dimensions, material, welding (soldering));
d) information about fittings, flanges, covers, fasteners

WWbridge team is ready to elaborate on a technical passport for your equipment for any of CIS countries taking into consideration TR CU requirements and other needs of your buyer. You can apply to order@wwbridge.org or just call us. You are always welcomed.

By Dmitry Kondratsky

Certification Department Specialist





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