All industrial electrotechnical equipment operating from a network with a standard voltage of 220V or 380V at the time of going on sale must have a quality certificate or a declaration of conformity. In order to ensure the safety of industrial equipment, machines, machines and other means of production automation, a separate Technical Regulations of the Customs Union was developed, which came into force on 15.02.2010. This document prescribes manufacturers and distributors of industrial equipment to obligatorily declare the technical characteristics of the products sold.
Qualitative characteristics of industrial equipment, according to the Regulations, are tested by an accredited organization. Also, the procedure for certification of equipment involves conducting appropriate tests, which should be conducted in an accredited laboratory.
As a documentary evidence confirming the conformity of the characteristics of the machinery with the quality standards adopted in the territory of the member countries of the Customs Union, a declaration of conformity or a similar certificate may be used. For medical equipment, additional care must be taken to arrange a registration certificate from the Ministry of Health. A fire certificate is also required for a particular category of technical equipment.
Features of certification of domestic production equipment
To conduct certification of industrial equipment produced by a Russian enterprise, you must apply to one of the certification centers with the following package of documents:
Legal documentation of the manufacturer (including OGRN, TIN, as well as a document confirming ownership of production areas, or a lease of such a site);
Normative and technical documentation (technical passport of certified equipment or technical specifications);
Depending on the scheme of registration, the certificate issued for industrial equipment can be 1-5 years. This validity period also applies to the declaration of conformity.
Certification of imported industrial equipment
At certification of electrotechnical production of industrial purpose from the foreign manufacturer the following schemes are most widespread:
1. For cases when a single lot of equipment with a known number of units of equipment is imported from abroad, it is possible to issue a certificate for this lot using a simplified scheme. The disadvantage of this method is obvious - when you expand the lot, or when you resubmit, you will need to contact the certification authority again.
2. If the importer assumes in advance serial shipments of imported equipment, it is better to issue a standard certificate with a validity of up to five years. The given document will allow to import identical on characteristics technics in unlimited quantity.
The standard package of documents, submitted along with the application for the conformity of the equipment, looks like this:
Legal documentation of the importer;
A supply agreement made with the manufacturer or an intermediary;
A certified copy of the invoice (invoice);
Technical documentation for the equipment supplied (Russian translation).
As we mentioned earlier, the procedure for certification of imported medical equipment involves the issuance of a certificate from the Ministry of Health.
If the shipment contains less than ten units of equipment, it will not require laboratory tests to certify it, which will significantly reduce the overall cost of the examination and speed up the registration procedure. Accordingly, for large and multiple shipments it is necessary to conduct laboratory tests in an accredited institution. The most common tests for the certification of industrial equipment are associated with testing of electromagnetic compatibility, as well as operational safety of industrial equipment.