Certification of pressure equipment (vessels, boilers, heat exchangers, tubes and fittings) in Russia, Kazakhstan and other Customs union countries. Main rules and required procedures.
Heat exchangers, vessels, fitting, pipes, valves, boilers, safety devices and other equipment that operates under pressure more than 0,05 MPa.
The Technical Regulation of the Customs union "On safety of the equipment operating under excessive pressure" (TR CU 032/2013) – currently 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.
This TR CU assumes a complicated certification process and specific requirements for the set of technical documentation. According to TR CU 032/2013 pressure equipment can be classified in one of four groups almost similar to the European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) classification.
Depending on the group the product can be Certified or Declared:
The 1st and 2nd categories of products require the Declaration of Conformity (DoC)
The 3rd and 4th categories require the Certificate of Conformity (CoC)
The product category is to be determined through the analysis of technical documents and general drawings which must include the initial information on pressure (operating and maximum pressure), size or volume (for vessels), the temperature range and operating environment (gas or liquid). This characteristic should be specified for tube side and also outside of tubes if we are speaking about heat exchangers.
Both approval documents can be issued for up to 5 years validity.
Our experts make a detailed analysis of the provided documentation to determine required approval accurately, check all parameter according to our standards and issue the necessary document.
During the certification process the manufacturer needs to provide certification authority with a set of technical documents which consists of the following main items:
In accordance with the Customs Union legislation, a foreign manufacturer must have a Local representative company (an Applicant) on the territory of the Customs Union (CU) to issue the certificate/declaration of conformity. This means that an Applicant (a Local Representative) can be your customer, distributor or official representative company in CU.
The certification process for serially produced products usually lasts for 30-45 days and assumes import of samples to the CU laboratory or tests on the production site. The production site audit should be also organized in case of obtaining the CoC to check the Quality Management System (QMS).
The expert from Russian certification body visits the manufacturer to view the production facilities, to make a report on the QMS that guarantees the constant quality of the serial production.
We are handling all questions related to the initial analysis of the provided technical document, applying to the certification body for certification and scheduling the QMS audit, also we are carrying all the travel related tasks (visa, accommodation, transfer, translation etc).
We have a number of projects for certification of pressure equipment in different regions – from Europe to South Korea. Our specialists successfully finished the projects in the Africa region. You can call us or just ask questions via [email protected].
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