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Testing, Inspection and Certification

  • CE-Marking

Update: CE Marking and the regulatory landscape for doors

In the past months, two different events occurred affecting the regulatory landscape for doors and windows, with opposite outcomes. After two years of transition period, EN 16034:2014 is now fully enforced. This standard regulates the fire and smoke requirements for doors and windows. Compliance with this standard is now mandatory to achieve CE Marking, but [...]

By |February 6th, 2020|Certification, Testing|
  • Routes to Machinery Directive conformity for ‘hazardous’ presses: EC type-examination vs full quality assurance

Routes to Machinery Directive conformity for ‘hazardous’ presses: EC type-examination vs full quality assurance

Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery sets out the vital worker- and user-safety requirements that machinery must meet before it can be sold in the European Union. In Annex IV, this directive lists various types of machinery that are considered hazardous and details a number of routes by which their manufacturers, or the customers that purchase and use them, can demonstrate their conformity with the directive. […]

By |January 13th, 2020|Industry|
  • Highest Industry Standards

Complying With the Highest Industry Standards

  The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a professional association that sets codes and standards for engineering equipment. As an ASME Authorized Inspection Agency, Applus+ inspection services for pressure equipment, which is constructed according to the ASME standards and require independent third party verification by Authorized Inspectors. Besides ordinary inspections, the ASME Business [...]

By |April 5th, 2019|Inspection, Services|
  • Global Market

Brief guide to global market access for electrical and electronic products

To be able to market their products in multiple countries, manufacturers and importers must ensure the conformity of these products with the relevant regulatory framework as well as with the national requirements of the countries in question. Over recent years, significant progress has been made towards harmonising such requirements and the mutual recognition of conformity [...]

By |February 5th, 2019|Certification, Power and Water, Testing|
  • Fire testing

Extended application of fire resistance test results: a key milestone in the CE marking of fire resisting doors

exapThe publication of the new EN 16034 harmonised standard for fire-resistant doors and windows paves the way for the CE marking of this type of product. Standard EN 16034 focuses on the fire-resisting and smoke-control characteristics of fire doors and windows in the event of a fire, but does not specify the characteristics these products [...]

By |October 30th, 2017|Certification, Industry, Testing|
  • The need for new fire test methods for external cladding

The need for new fire test methods for external cladding

Recent fires in high- and mid-rise buildings have led to significant losses of life and considerable financial consequences. It is clear that in each of these fires (London’s Grenfell Tower, The Torch in Dubai, etc.), components of the building’s external envelope, cladding system and façade have contributed to the spread of the fire, which underlines [...]

By |October 10th, 2017|Testing|

Changes related to Regulation (EU) 2016/425 on Personal Protective Equipment

Since the new approach Directives, when the European Directive 89/686/EEC of 21 December 1989 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to personal protective equipment (PPE) was published, only the harmonized standards have been renewed, but not the root document for the CE certification of PPEs. After years of work of [...]

By |July 21st, 2016|Certification|
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