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If the product already has a declaration/certificate under another regulation (for example, under CU TR 010/2011 'About the safety of machinery and equipment'), is it necessary to receive a document of CU TR 032/2013?
Yes, it is a necessary procedure. According to the CU TR 032/2013, if there are any other of CU TR with established requirements adopted with respect to equipment, then such an equipment must also comply with requirements of these CU TR.
How to define a group of working environments?
Group 1 includes working environments, consisting of flammable, oxidizing, explosive, toxic and highly toxic gases, liquids and vapors in a single-phase state, as well as mixtures thereof,
Group 2 includes all other working environments that are not assigned to the group 1.
How to determine the category of equipment?
According to the Appendix #1 to CU TR 032/2013, equipment, which is falling under the scope of this regulation is divided into four categories. To define a category of your equipment, it is necessary to do the following:
1. To identify the working environment group, and to determine the necessary table from the application (for example, table #3 is used to determine a category and form of confirmation for vessels, operating with fluids from Group 1);
2. To obtain a product capacity/ diameter for the maximum working pressure;
3. To compare the obtained value, as well as values of capacity/diameter, and pressure with the data shown in the table.
How to understand in what form (declaration or certification) it is necessary to confirm compliance with the CU TR requirements?
According to the Clause 42 of CU TR 032, the declaration of equipment compliance with the requirements of this technical regulations is carried out by the Applicant, in point of equipment of 3rd and 4th category.
How to choose the correct declaration scheme?
1d Scheme is applied to the serial produced equipment;
2d Scheme is applied to the batch of equipment;
3d Scheme is applied with respect to serially produced elements of equipment;
4d Scheme is applied to the batch of equipment elements.
When 5d scheme is applied?
5d scheme applies to the equipment of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th categories, preparation of this equipment using in-line couplings is carried out at the place of operation.
Is it possible to change the form of confirmation as in CU TR 010/2011?
No, CU TR 032/2013 does not provide changing a form of confirmation at the Applicant's request (as opposed to some others CU TR).
Which package of documents is required to be submitted to the certification authority for with CU TR 032/2013?
According to 45 Paragraph of CU TR 032/2013, the Applicant submits the following documents:
1. Safety justification;
2. The passport of the equipment;
3. The operating manual;
4. The project documentation;
5. The results of strengths calculations and calculations of safety devices capacity (if available in accordance with the project);
6. The technological regulations and information of technological process;
7. The information about carried out tests and measurements;
8. The document confirming the characteristics of materials and components;
9. The documents confirming the qualification of specialists and the personnel of manufacturer;
10. The other documents that directly or indirectly confirm the compliance of the equipment to the requirements of this technical regulation (if there is any).
Are there any requirements for the provided documentation?
There are passport requirements in CU TR 032/2013 (paras. 19-23), and operating manual (instructions) are specified separately (paras. 27-28).
Why sometimes it is better to make a certificate for 010 TR, but not a declaration as usual?
Certificated are printed on special strict reporting forms with watermarks. Certificates in our country are traditionally accepted as more serious and qualitative document, in contrast to the declaration. Partly, it's true. While declaration of organization, the responsibility for the all procedure of confirmation of compliance is undertaken by the applicant. And the applicant is the interested person in confirmation of this products. The procedure of product certification is carried out by the certification body, which is the third party.
If other certification bodies offered to me the similar price (without payment for visit of expert), why should I pay for the visit of expert in common?
The visit of an expert is necessary in accordance with the requirements of technical regulations when confirming of compliance of products to mass production. If there is an expert's visit, analysis of state of production and sampling is made. That means, this procedure is mandatory for the certification of serial production. If other certification bodies offer to you a certification option for a serial production without any of expert's visit, so it means, you are risky to lose your certificate in future. There such consequences as great losses, much larger than cost of expert's visit. For example, at the time of revocation of the certificate, you will receive a shipment to the customs. And the revocation of certificate can be happened very easily. Nowadays, the representatives of the Federal Service for Accreditation call the certification bodies and send the letters with the request to clarify, what kind of procedures were carried out during certification, who were participants and who carried out the selection of samples for testing. And now, this is one of the innovations, that control body is enjoying. Tomorrow they will come up with some other innovations for disclosing of such details. So, at the stage of certification, the risks and savings seem quite solid. But just think about the future, because it is possible to lose more than save..
I'm afraid of difficulties in expert's visit organization moments, can you undertake some part of it?
We are always ready to organize the expert's visit ourselves. And you need to pay in arrears. We buy tickets, book a hotel, pay daily costs to our experts and testers ourselves. After carrying out the work, we calculate all the expenses and prepare for you the additional agreement and invoice for payment. The payment only includes all the expenses with the required tax burden. If you want to save on this tax burden, you can book tickets and hotel yourself.
Many other certification bodies offer the annual certifications instead of certifications for 5 years. Why do you offer certifications for 5 years?
Many other certification bodies offer certificates depending on the validity of certification. The cost of certification does not depend on the term of its validity. Therefore, the choice is only for you. Please, choose what is more advantageous for you, to pay for 5 certificates during 5 years, or to conduct only one certification procedure and undergo two inspection controls for 5 years in our certification body.

Is it necessary to issue certificate for CU TR 016/2011, if earlier (for example, in January 2013), was issued a certificate for TR 'About the safety of liquid fuel appliances' for a period of 5 years (valid until 2018)?
Yes, sure. According to the decision of CCU of 9, December 2011 (number 875), such documents were valid until 15, March 2015.
Is it possible to register a declaration of CU TR 016/2011 for 5 years?
No, it's impossible. For CU TR 016/2011, it is established that the validity of the declaration of conformity for gas-using equipment produced serially cannot exceed 3 years, for a batch of gas-using equipment or a single product, the validity of the declaration of conformity is not established.
The foreign manufacturer did not apply the standards from the list approved by the decision of CCU of 9, December 2011 (number 875). How will this affect the procedure for the compliance of products with the requirements of CU TR 016/2011?
If the foreign or domestic manufacturer does not apply the standards specified in clause 1 of Article 5 of the TS 016/2011, the fulfilment of which indicates compliance with the safety requirements of TR on a voluntary basis, the applicant must include in the set of evidentiary materials when declaring or for certification the explanatory note, containing a description of the adopted technical solutions confirming the fulfillment of the safety requirements set out in CU TR 016/2011. In the rest, the procedure for confirming compliance does not change.
Previously, a certificate/declaration of CU TR 010/2011 was already issued for products (heating gas boilers). Is it necessary to pass the confirmation of compliance with CU TR 016/2011?
Yes, it is necessary. Gas-consuming equipment must comply with requirements of all technical regulations of the Customs Union, the effects of which apply to this equipment. In addition to CU TR 016/2011 for gas-consuming equipment, mandatory requirements can be established by CU TR 010/2011, CU TR 032/2013, CU TR 004/2011, CU TR 020/2011. In this case, the marking of products with a unified sign of EAC is possible only if such products comply with the requirements of all CU TR, that apply to it and provide for the application of the unified sign.
What is the gas-consuming equipment, which is subject to the requirements of CU TR 016/2011? Is it possible to include the technological line to produce various bakery products (bakery industry) that operates on gas burners?
In CU TR, under gas-consuming equipment in respect of which mandatory requirements are established is understood:

a) equipment, which is intended for cooking, heating and hot water supply, included equipment as part of combine machines;

b) block automatic burners and gas-consuming equipment with block automatic burners, indicated in point 1;

c) devices, intended for installation into equipment and in circulation separately from the equipment in points 1 and 2, including control, regulation and safety devices, included in the list given in Appendix 1 to CU TR 016/2011.

The Regulation also gives significant signs characterizing gas-consuming equipment, which are:

- Name, model (type), and purpose of the gas-consuming equipment;

- Type and nominal pressure of the used gas;

- Rated thermal power;

- Voltage and frequency of electric current (for gas-consuming equipment connected to electric power system).

At the basis of foregoing, it can be argued that the technological line for the production of bakery products (bakery industry) operating on gas burners is not included in the scope of applications of CU TR 016/2011, as in the List of Appendix 1 to CU TR 016/2011 this equipment is not available, but on gas burner (if automatic block), it will be necessary to make out the documents for CU TR 016/2011.
Is it necessary to issue a certificate of CU TR 016/2011 for a combined boiler intended for operation with both liquid and fuel fluid?
It is necessary. In addition to CU TR 016/2011, the requirements of CU TR 010/2011 and/or CU TR 032/2013 can be applied to this boiler, which must be obligatory confirmed before the equipment runs.
Automatic block burners are provided for the certificate registration CU TR 016/2011. How to determine whether the gas block burner is automatic or non-block?
To solve this issue, it is possible to use the current international standard GOST (or All-Union Standard) 17356-89 (ISO 3544-78, ISO 5063-78) with the change No. 1 establishing
Terms and definitions in the field of gas, liquid and combined burners.

According to the terms No. 4, 5, 5a of GOST 17356-89 (ISO 3544-78, ISO 5063-78), a gas block automatic burner is a burner intended for the combustion of fluid fuels equipped with systems and devices that ensure its automatic start-up (including blowing the chamber Burning gas-using unit), putting into operation, monitoring own parameters and parameters of the fuel-using unit, signaling and shutdown, structurally arranged with an air fan for combustion into a single unit.
Is it necessary to store documentation confirming the compliance of gas-consuming equipment with the requirements of CU TR 016/2011? Who should keep this and for how long?
If the certification procedure is successful or the declaration of conformity is successful, the documentation confirming the compliance of the equipment with the requirements of CU TR 016/2011 must be kept in:

- For gas-using serial production equipment - from the manufacturer (a person performing the functions of a foreign manufacturer) for at least 10 years from the date of removal (termination) from the production of this equipment;

- For a consignment of gas-using equipment (single article) - from the seller (supplier), the manufacturer (the person performing the functions of the foreign manufacturer) for at least 10 years from the date of sale of the last product from the batch.

Simultaneously, the certification body keeps documents and materials confirming the results of certification, for at least 5 years after the expiry of the validity of the certificate of conformity.
Gas-consuming equipment will be operated at a hazardous production facility. Is it possible to issue a declaration according to the scheme 5d?
No, CU TR 016/2011 does not provide a 5d declaration scheme or any other schemу specially provided for equipment operating at the hazardous facility.

Confirmation of compliance with CU TR 016/2011 can be carried out according to the following schemes:

- certification - 1с (serial production), 3с (party), 4с (single item);

- declaration- 1d (serial production, manufacturer's tests), 2d (batch, unit product, manufacturer's tests), 3d (serial production, accreditation of testing laboratory), 4d (batch, single product, accreditation of testing laboratory).
Is it possible to issue a certificate for a batch of gas-using equipment without an expensive trip to a foreign manufacturer, if the batch of equipment is ready for shipment at the manufacturer's plant and did not cross customs?
According to CU TR 016/2011, the certification of the batch of equipment is carried out according to the scheme 3c, which includes certification tests of standard samples from the batch of an accredited testing laboratory.

The selection of a product's sample can be carried out at the location of the batch (at the warehouse of the manufacturer's, at the temporary storage warehouse, at the customs warehouse or at the warehouse of the customer, in the capacity of the vehicle).

Tests of a standard sample by an accredited testing laboratory (accredited testing center) may be carried out at the manufacturer's place or at the place of operation. Thus, the possible options can be the following:

1. Visit of the certification body expert for selecting a standard sample (samples) and transferring it to a testing laboratory (center) or further possible release of a standard sample (s) to the customs territory of the EAEC for conducting certification tests; Testing by an accredited testing laboratory (center); Return the sample to the applicant / manufacturer or its cancellation.

2. Visit of an accredited testing laboratory for selecting a sample or samples of the batch and conducting certification tests from the manufacturer; Return the sample to the manufacturer or its cancellation.

Thus, if the finished batch of gas-using equipment is located at the manufacturer's place, the visit to the manufacturer's place of an expert or an accredited testing laboratory tester is indispensable.
Are the requirements for the operational documentation of gas-consuming equipment established by the regulations of CU TR 016/2011 or other documents?
Yes, there are established requirements of CU TR 016/2011 for operational documentation of gas-using equipment (the composition of documentation, design, content). These requirements are specified in Appendix 2 to CU TR 016/2011 and are mandatory for use.
Answers to typical objections and questions about the 'Technical specifications' documentation development


In what cases do I need TS as a manufacturer?

The development of the technical specification is necessary in the case of launching the production of a new product that has no analogues, i.e. in fact, in the absence of a standard for this product. Also, the need for the development of technical specifications arises in the case of increasing (expanding) the requirements for the developed product in relation to the requirements established by the current regulatory documents for this product.



Who is to approve TS?


Approval of technical conditions is carried out by the developer of the document, in most cases, this is the manufacturer of the product. The statement of technical specification is signed by the head (deputy head) of the developer under the stamp "APPROVED" on the title page of the document.



Are there any requirements for the maintenance and registration of the technical specifications in the CU TR?


The CU TR do not define the requirements for the form and content of TS. Development of technical specifications is carried out in accordance with the requirements of GOST 2.114-2016 "Unified system of design documentation. Technical conditions''.



Can I exclude any of sections from TS?


The composition of sections and their content is determined by the developer in accordance with the features of the product. Moreover, if necessary, the specifications can be supplemented by other sections (subsections).



Why do you request materials for the development of technical specifications, while other organizations are ready to develop a document only on the name of equipment?

The development of technical specifications based only on the name of equipment is a sign of pattern work. For our Company, such kind of approach is unacceptable. The development of a quality technical specification that totally describes the process of manufacturing your products is our principled position, which can't be realized without close interaction with the manufacturer. Based on many years of experience, we clearly formulate the list of information necessary for the qualitative development of the document.



Why do other Companies have lower price?


Too low price means, that the amount of time spent on developing your document tends to a minimum to recoup the salaries of employees performing this work. Such a price should get your attention. Developing a document in the range from 2000 to 5000 rubles, to ensure the profitability of the enterprise, their number of such documents should be very large. In turn, an increase in the number of documents being developed per unit of time leads to a decrease of the quality of document, because the time for studying your products rapidly decreases. Our company rejects the approach of "maximum benefit for the minimum time". We carefully study all the materials and documents provided by your Company and understand the design of your product. The development of a quality document requires a certain amount of time, which is directly dependent on the spent man-hours, and accordingly affects the cost of the service.



Why do you take more time for development of technical specifications than competitors?

Quality of service directly depends on the time spent on it. For three days, there is just the preparation of a template, but not the engagement in serious development of the document. The specifications are one of the fundamental documents for the manufacture of products, the development of which requires a careful study of many documents and materials. The TS development consists of several stages: data collection, discussion with the manufacturer about the nuances of production, analysis and processing of received information, document processing. Each of these stages requires a significant time, which determines the terms. It is possible to make it faster, but only with the detriment of the quality of the document, which is contrary to the principles of our work.


Answers to typical objections and questions about the 'Safety case' documentation development


Is it necessary to develop SC for any equipment?

The need for the development of SC is provided only by the requirements of the CU TR 010/2011 and CU TR 032/2013. Therefore, the development of SC is mandatory for all types of equipment and / or machines falling under the action of the above regulations.



In what form it is correct to write SC? What are the sections the document is consisted of?


There is no clearly defining the standard form of SC at this stage. CU TR 010/2011 and CU TR 032/2013 give us only the definition of the 'safety case', as a document, primarily containing the analysis of risks, as well as information from design, operational, technological documentation of the minimum necessary measures to ensure the safety of the machine and/or equipment. It gives us a very clear understanding of what kind of information should contain and include this document.

Also, the form and content of SC can be noted from GOST R 54122-2010 (this is the only valid standard containing requirements for the SC development). However, this GOST was developed to confirm the compliance of products with the requirements of the TR "About the safety of machinery and equipment", which has already been canceled. That's why its application for the SC development foreseen in CU TR 010/2011 and CU TR 032/2013 causes questions. But nevertheless, it is the GOST that makes it possible to clearly present the structure of SC.

According to GOST R 54122-2010, SC should include the following sections:

– basic parameters and characteristics of the machine and/or equipment (M/E);

– general approach to security in design of M/E;

– reliability requirements of M/E;

– requirements for staff/user of M/E;

– analysis of the risk of use of M/E;

– safety requirements for commissioning of M/E;

– requirements for safety management in operation of M/E;

– requirements for quality management in operation of M/E;

– requirements for environmental management during commissioning, operation and disposal of M/E;

– requirements for the collection and analysis of safety information during the commissioning, operation and disposal of M/E;

– safety requirements for M/E disposal.

In the SC development, we rely on the requirements of this GOST and pay attention to the proposed structure of the document, because GOST R 54122-2010 provides exhaustive and complete understanding of the rules of SC construction and presentation.



Is it necessary to include the SC in the equipment package?


Concerning to the requirements of CU TR 010/2011 and CU TR 032/2013 tell, the original SC is stored by the designer of the product, and its copy is stored by its manufacturer and the organization that operates the equipment / machine. Thus, the inclusion in the delivery set of equipment and / or machinery falling under the control of CU TR 010/2011 and CU TR 032/2013, and copies of SC are mandatory and beyond questions.



Do foreign manufacturers must comply with the requirements of Russian standards for the content and registration of operational documents?


When planning delivery to the Russian market, the foreign manufacturer must be prepared to ensure that its products must undergo the procedure for assessing compliance with the requirements of the CU TR. Thus, operational documents included in the delivery of equipment / machines must be compulsory and totally meet the requirements for their content, established in technical regulations. Moreover, if a standard containing the requirements for the execution of an operational document is included in the list of standards whose application on a voluntary basis ensures compliance with the requirements of the regulations, it is also recommended that its requirements be considered, while developing the document. If the operational documents do not comply with the requirements of technical regulations according to the current legislation, the receipt of the certificate will be impossible.



Why do other Companies have lower price?


Too low price means, that the amount of time spent on developing your document tends to a minimum to recoup the salaries of employees performing this work. Such a price should get your attention. Developing a document in the range from 2000 to 5000 rubles, to ensure the profitability of the enterprise, their number of such documents should be very large. In turn, an increase in the number of documents being developed per unit of time leads to a decrease of the quality of document, because the time for studying your products rapidly decreases. Our company rejects the approach of "maximum benefit for the minimum time". We carefully study all the materials and documents provided by your Company and understand the design of your product. The development of a quality document requires a certain amount of time, which is directly dependent on the spent man-hours, and accordingly affects the cost of the service.



Many organizations point the terms of development of documents from 3 to 7 days, why there is the minimum terms for the development of the document 15 days in your Company??


The extremely short period of document development in most cases is a sign of an empty correction of an already existing template. If you are not comfortable with such a level of work, and you want to get a qualitative, technically literate and properly drawn up document in your hands, then you should be prepared for the fact that the development period for such a document will be more than 7 days. In addition, organizations with a responsible approach will ask you to provide a list of documents and necessary information for the qualitative development of the document. The specialist who carries out the development, first, will spend time studying these materials, and the rest of the time he will go into the diligent development of the document.Our company approaches to the issue of document with maximum responsibility. We guarantee the quality of the performed work, which reduces your risks of further processing and revision of the document.


Answers to typical objections and questions about the 'Operation manual' documentation development


Is it possible to combine the OM with passport?


There is no absolute answer to this question. Everything depends on the type of equipment, and technical regulations it falls under. For example, for the equipment that falls under the effect of CU TR 004/2011 and CU TR 020/2011, such combination is permissible. At the same time, it is simply impossible to unite the passport and OM for the boilers that fall under the effect of CU TR 032/2013. Or, for example, pressure vessels, for them, OM is a compulsory attachment to the passport.



Will OM be accepted by the certification body, carried out only in accordance with GOST 2.610-2006, without considering the requirements of the CU TR? Do I need to adjust this OM?


It is possible to say, that with a high probability, such kind of OM will not totally comply with the requirements of a technical regulation, and therefore the certification body will not be able to accept it, and it will require further development.
The fact is that in the CU TR (especially in CU TR 010/2011 and CU TR 032/2013) there are certain specific requirements specified, which are not clearly identified in GOST 2.610-2006. For example, GOST 2.610-2006 does not require a clear allocation of such sections, as possible mistaken actions of personnel, personnel actions in the case of an accident, etc., or the inclusion of information about the reliability of the product or the contact information of the manufacturer (authorized by the manufacturer).
It is possible, that OM performed in accordance with the requirements of GOST 2.610-2006, will include all the information required by the CU TR. Otherwise, for confirming the conformity of products, the OM development for compliance with the requirements of the regulations will be required.



Is it possible to combine several OMs in one?


Unification is possible, if the equipment belongs to a group of homogeneous products manufactured by one manufacturer. But it must be remembered that in the united OM all the distinctive features of a product should be reflected. For example, if the manufacturer decides to combine different types of fittings in one OM, then such a document should reflect the design features, the operating principle, the order of installation, maintenance, the order of assembling/disassembling of each type of fittings. All these things will lead a significant increase in the volume of the document. Therefore, when deciding to unite OMs, you should clearly understand the feasibility of such a decision by analyzing the differences in the combined products.



What are the requirements for the content of operational documents that determine the CU TR or GOSTs?


The requirements of the CU TR are predominant. Therefore, when starting to develop an operational document, first, it is necessary to rely on the requirements for its content, established in this or that technical regulation. Nevertheless, it is quite possible to use the form and requirements for registration of documents contained in GOSTs, if they do not contradict with the requirements of the regulations.



Should foreign manufacturers to comply with the requirements of Russian standards for the content and registration of operational documents?

When planning delivery to the Russian market, the foreign manufacturer must be prepared to ensure that its products must undergo the procedure for assessing compliance with the requirements of the CU TR.
Thus, operational documents included in the delivery of equipment / machines must be compulsory and fully meet the requirements for their content, established in technical regulations. Moreover, if a standard containing the requirements for the execution of an operational document is included in the list of standards, whose application on a voluntary basis ensures compliance with the requirements of the regulations, it is also recommended that its requirements be considered when developing the document. If the documents do not comply with the requirements of technical regulations according to the current legislation, the receipt of the certificate will be impossible.



Why do you request materials for the development, while other organizations are ready to develop a document only on the name of the equipment?

The OM development based only on the name of the equipment is a sign of pattern work. For us, this approach is unacceptable. The development of a qualitative OM, fully describing the design features, technical parameters and stages of operation of your product, is our principled position, which cannot be realized without close interaction with the manufacturer. Based on many years of experience, we can clearly formulate the list of information necessary for the qualitative OM development.



Can you reduce the cost of document development?

It is possible, because we have a flexible pricing policy. After preliminary examination of the documents submitted by you, we can adjust the value by evaluating the completeness and quality of the data you provide. When ordering many documents, an additional discount is possible. Detailed information on these issues can be provided by our account managers.



Many organizations point the terms of development of documents from 3 to 7 days, why there is the minimum terms for the development of the document 15 days in your Company?

The extremely short period of document development in most cases is a sign of an empty correction of an already existing template. If you are not comfortable with such a level of work, and you want to get a qualitative, technically literate and properly drawn up document in your hands, then you should be prepared for the fact that the development period for such a document will be more than 7 days. In addition, organizations with a responsible approach will ask you to provide a list of documents and necessary information for the qualitative development of the document. The specialist who carries out the development, first, will spend time studying these materials, and the rest of the time he will go into the diligent development of the document.Our company approaches to the issue of document with maximum responsibility. We guarantee the quality of the performed work, which reduces your risks of further processing and revision of the document.

Answers to typical objections and questions about the 'Technical passport' documentation development


Is it possible not to develop a passport for the equipment?


According to regulatory documents, the operation of equipment without a passport is not permissible. Therefore, the development of a passport (form or label) for each product is mandatory.



Is it possible to develop the passport for a batch of equipment?


Development of the passport is possible only for a single product of a specific design and is not allowed for a series of products. In some cases, it is possible to develop passports for a batch of products. It should be noted that the products in the batch are products of the same type, of the same design, manufactured by the same technology and from the same materials, with the same characteristics.
The passport must contain a certificate of the quality of the product (certificate of acceptance or decision). Such a certificate is drawn up for each individual manufactured product with a specific serial number and approved by representatives of the manufacturer's QC department.



Is it possible to sign the certificate of acceptance (decision) by the equipment operating organization in the passport?


The certificate of acceptance (decision) in the passport must be signed only by the manufacturer of the products (QC department of enterprise, receiving services, the head of the enterprise, etc.). Speaking by other words, this section is signed by persons responsible for the conformity of the product to the current technical documentation, and such persons can be only representatives of the product`s manufacturer. However, there are some cases, when the form of the passport in the certificate of acceptance (decision) including the signature of the representative of the operating organization is required. An example of such a case is the form of the passport for the pipeline in accordance with GOST 32569-2013. The form of this passport in the decision provides for the signatures of not only the representative of the organization that is installing the pipeline, but also the signature of the representative of the enterprise owning the pipeline.



How to choose the necessary form of the passport? Which passport exactly will be accepted by the certification body?

For different types of equipment, the form of the passport can vary significantly. First, when filling out and issuing a passport, it is worth to follow the requirements of the CU TR to the content of operational documents. The requirements for the content of passports for various types of equipment are prescribed in clear form in CU TR 032/2013. The regulations set out requirements for passports for pipelines, boilers, vessels, cylinders and fittings. It is quite possible to see the form of a passport and take it as a basis in regulatory documents for the appropriate type of equipment. But it should be clearly understood, that the certification body will check the contents of the passport for compliance with the requirements of technical regulations. If the manufacturer declares that he issues his products under some standard, which also contains requirements for the form of a passport (for example, GOST R 52630-2012), then it must totally comply with the requirements of this standard, including when processing operational documents. But at the same time the manufacturer should be ensure that the requirements of technical regulations are not violated.



Is it possible to correct the form of TP?

Certain parts, sections and subsections of passports can be combined or excluded by manufacturer, also new ones, depending on the features of the products of specific types of equipment, considering their specificity, volume of information and operating conditions. Any corrections in the form of a passport are possible only if they do not contradict the requirements of the CU TR required for the contents of operational documents.



I have passport for the vessel, but managers in the certification body tell me, that it needs to be adjusted, why do they say so?

Most likely, such a passport is made according to the outdated version of the standard. In 2015, the amendments adopted to GOST R 52630-2012 came into force. These changes introduced the form of a passport for a pressure vessel into the standard as an appendix. The form of the passport for the vessel, given in this GOST, practically fully considers all the requirements of CU TR 032/2013 to the content of the passport per vessel. Passport for a vessel operating under pressure, developed in accordance with GOST R 52630-2012 with amendment number 1, with a high degree of probability the certification body will not cause comments.
We are ready to help you with the finalization of such a passport.



I don't have complete list of technical data and materials needed to develop a passport. Is it possible to develop the passport with documents that I already have?

It all depends on what kind of data and materials are missing. We are ready in such cases to conduct a preliminary analysis of the documents and data available to you and give you an answer about this volume to be sufficient for the qualitative development of a passport. Nevertheless, in the absence of any important and basic technical data, the development of a passport will not be possible.



What requirements determine the CU TR or GOSTs?

The requirements of the CU TR are predominant. Therefore, when starting to develop an operational document, first, it is necessary to rely on the requirements for its content, established in this or that technical regulation. Nevertheless, it is quite possible to use the form and requirements for registration of documents contained in GOSTs, if they do not contradict the requirements of the regulations.



Should foreign manufacturers to comply with the requirements of Russian standards for the content and registration of operational documents?

When planning delivery to the Russian market, the foreign manufacturer must be prepared to ensure that its products must undergo the procedure for assessing compliance with the requirements of the CU TR.
Thus, operational documents included in the delivery of equipment / machines must be compulsory and fully meet the requirements for their content, established in technical regulations. Moreover, if a standard containing the requirements for the execution of an operational document is included in the list of standards, whose application on a voluntary basis ensures compliance with the requirements of the regulations, it is also recommended that its requirements be considered when developing the document. If the documents do not comply with the requirements of technical regulations according to the current legislation, the receipt of the certificate will be impossible.



There are a lot of organizations at the market who offer the price much lower than yours, why should I take your offer?

In future, you are risky to face with additional costs for processing such a document. The low price for the development of the document forces the performer to shorten the period of its development, which in turn entails a decrease in the quality of the document. A document of the same low quality, which does not contain the required amount of technical data, increases the risks of improper operation of the equipment / machine. If you order the development of the document from our company, you receive a quality document at an average market price. The costs incurred for the development of the document are much lower than the losses from possible accidents. You can lose much more than save.



Answers to typical objections and questions about the certification of CU TR 004/2011certification 'About safety of low-voltage equipment'


Is it possible to combine CU TR 004/2011 and CU TR 020/2011 in one certificate/declaration? If the products are also subject to CU TR 010/2011, is it possible also to specify this regulation?


Yes, all the regulations, if they are affected by the products, can be specified in one certificate/declaration. However, it can be possible only if there is confirmation of serial production. If the compliance of products is confirmed in the form of a batch declaring, then it is necessary to receive two documents – CU TR 004/2011 and CU TR 020/2011 (for an unlimited term), and CU TR 010/2011 (for 5 years).



Is it possible to specify the components of equipment in the appendix?

Components and parts are not specified in certificates/declarations.



Is it possible to specify FEACN?

Yes, if FEACN codes apply to homogeneous products. The codes are indicated on the title page, or they are placed in the application.



If FEACN code is accepted after a week/month, can it be specified in certificate/declaration?

The code that is not accepted cannot be specified. However, the documents are valid with codes that were in affect at the time of the registration.



Is it possible to receive a letter of a nominal release for transportation through customs?

Yes, for a limited batch of products, it is possible. While certification works, it is necessary to write a letter about a nominal release in order batch of products pass through the border for the further certification tests.
Answers to typical objections and questions about the certification of CU TR 020/2011 certification 'Electromagnetic compatibility of technical facilities'


Why do the other companies do certificates for 2-3 days?


Because it's just a paper that is done, and nothing more. In fact, there is no certification.



Why do the other companies need no visit?

Because other companies are ready to risk with certification body, and to make the maximum of certificates/declarations, until it is closed. Perhaps, they have a reserve body in case of closing of the currently used certification body.



What is the 'White scheme', what kind of schemes are existing?

There is no such a definition at the market. But maybe, you mean a certification, when it is carried out according to every rules with analysis of the state of production, with selection of images for testing, with tests and analysis of all documents. So, this is a type of scheme, where everything is done without violating the legislation in the certification field.



Why do other companies have lower price?

There are a lot of options to answer this question. Everyone forms the cost in different ways. But too low price for certification should arouse suspicion. Why the certification cost can be much lower? Of course, it can be much lower, but in case if there is no tests cost, no visits cost. If there are no visits, it means there are no expenses for the expert, because the expert only deals with signings of contracts, and nothing more.


What are the risks of the 'black scheme' certificate?

There is no such a definition at the market, but if you apply this concept, so it means when the certification body bypasses the rules, and it is always risky. Any circumvention of the rules sooner or later can be revealed, which entails, at a minimum, revocation of the certificate or cancellation of the declaration.
Answers to typical objections and questions about the certification of CU TR 012/2011 'About the safety of equipment for work in explosive environments'


Is it possible to issue the declaration of CU TR 012/2011?


No, it's not, CU TR 012/2011 does not provide the declaration form for the confirmation of compliance by the applicant on the basis of his own evidence or obtained with the participation of an accredited testing laboratory evidence.



What is the package of documents that should be submitted to the certification body for work with CU TR 012/2011?

According to clause 6(1) of Article 6 of CU TR 012/2011, the Applicant submits the following documents:

- Technical conditions (if available);

- Operational documents;

- A list of the standards, whose requirements are met by this equipment, from the list of standards specified in clause 1 of article 5 CU TR 012 (if applied by manufacturer);

- An explanatory note, containing a description of the taken technical decisions and an assessment of the risks confirming the fulfillment of the requirements for the explosion safety (if the standards are not available or not applied);

- The certificate of conformity of the manufacturer's quality management system (if there is any;

- The contract (supply agreement) or shipping documentation (for a batch of equipment).

Depending on the type of equipment and means of explosion protection, schematic diagrams, drawings of explosion protection equipment, and other design documentation may be also required.

For foreign products, certificates ATEX, IECEx and others will be necessary in evidence base.



Are there any requirements for the technical documentation supplied with the Ex-equipment?

Yes, clause 6 of Article 4 of CU TR 012/2011 established mandatory requirements for the accompanying technical documentation.



In what cases and where exactly should the sign Ex be applied? Is it possible not to mark products with the EAC sign at the same time?


The Ех mark is a special sign of explosion safety, which indicates the successful passing of an equipment conformity assessment to the requirements of CU TR 012/2011. This symbol, as well as the number of the certificate received and the certificate number of the certification body are signed by the manufacturer (the person authorized by the manufacturer), or the importer of equipment.

The image of Ех sign and the requirements for its dimensions are set in Inclosure 2 to the CU TR 012/2011.

The unified sign ЕАС must also be signed at the equipment, that has passed certification of CU TR 012-2011. However, it should be remembered, that the equipment should be marked with the ЕАС sign when it complies with the requirement of all technical regulations of the Customs Union and some of the EEC requirements spread on it.