TR CU 032/2013 “on safety of pressure equipment” came into force on February 1, 2014. Last minute issues have been resolved and it is now possible for certified bodies to issue TR CU Certificates/Declarations.
TR CU 032 Standards List
Manufacturers and certification bodies now have access to the full list of standards that apply to TR CU 032 detailing how products should be designed and how to prove their conformity. This new TR CU has two functions:
- Proof of conformity (formerly covered by GOST-R, TR Russia or TR CU 010 “on safety of machines and equipment).
- Proof for industrial safety (formerly covered by RTN-permits).
Effective since the end of March, TR 032/2013 has two lists of standards, one for manufacturers and one for CBs and test labs, approved by decision No. 22 of the Eurasian Commission. The list for manufacturers includes references to the European Norms as well as to ASME. How CB and test labs prove, in detail, the conformity of equipment designed according international standards to the new customs union rules remains an open question.
Pressurized equipment as vessels or pressure pipes are classified into four categories depending on the technical parameters (volume, pressure, media, diameter). The categorization determines the conformity assessment scheme, ranging from declaration with manufacturer’s proofs up to certification with testing and/or inspection controls.
“Through our global network, SGS can facilitate TR CU 032/2013 Certifications/Declarations,” said Sven Grube, International Business Development Manager, SGS. “We are aware that in the wider marketplace accreditation of certification bodies and test labs is very slow. We can help clients to avoid bottlenecks, delays in execution and higher prices as demand rises.”
SGS’s TR CU interpretation
Following the introduction of TR CU in other product areas, some uncertainty is anticipated surrounding how to deal with products, for example whole plants, production lines, package units and modules, that may fall under several TR CU (e.g. TR CU 010 “on safety of machines and equipment”) but consist of one or more items of pressurized equipment. Does every pressure vessel need a separate certificate of conformity or is it possible to issue one certificate for the whole plant summarizing all pressurized equipment? SGS can help client navigate this regulatory landscape and provide a solution that will be applicable both for customs clearance and for final commissioning/implementation.
SGS GOST Certification: SGS Russian Certificates and Permits
Products being imported into Russia and the Customs Union countries must comply with a wide range of complex certification systems and national standards. Depending on the nature of the goods being shipped, one or more approvals may be necessary.
As the world’s leading certification company, SGS offers unrivaled experience in Russian certification requirements. Our accredited certification body status and Rostechnadzor license uniquely places SGS to provide the resources and expertise to help you obtain any approvals needed to access Russian and CU markets.