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Directive 2014/68/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of pressure equipment (recast) (Text with EEA relevance)

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4.MODULE C2: CONFORMITY TO TYPE BASED ON INTERNAL PRODUCTION CONTROL PLUS SUPERVISED PRESSURE EQUIPMENT CHECKS AT RANDOM INTERVALS

1.Conformity to type based on internal production control plus supervised pressure equipment checks at random intervals is the part of a conformity assessment procedure whereby the manufacturer fulfils the obligations laid down in points 2, 3 and 4, and ensures and declares on his sole responsibility that the pressure equipment concerned is in conformity with the type described in the EU-type examination certificate and satisfy the requirements of this Directive that apply to it.

2. Manufacturing

The manufacturer shall take all measures necessary so that the manufacturing process and its monitoring ensure conformity of the manufactured pressure equipment with the type described in the EU-type examination certificate and with the requirements of this Directive that apply to them.

3. Final assessment and pressure equipment checks

A notified body, chosen by the manufacturer, shall carry out checks or have them carried out at random intervals determined by the body, in order to verify the quality of the final assessment and of the internal checks on the pressure equipment, taking into account, inter alia, the technological complexity of the pressure equipment and the quantity of production.

The notified body shall establish that the manufacturer actually performs final assessment in accordance with point 3.2 of Annex I.

An adequate sample of the final pressure equipment, taken on site by the notified body before the placing on the market, shall be examined and appropriate tests as identified by the relevant parts of the harmonised standards, and/or equivalent tests applying other technical specifications, shall be carried out to check the conformity of the pressure equipment with the relevant requirements of this Directive.

The notified body shall assess the number of items of equipment to sample and whether it is necessary to perform, or have performed, all or part of final assessment on the pressure equipment samples.

Where a sample does not conform to the acceptable quality level, the body shall take appropriate measures.

The acceptance sampling procedure to be applied is intended to determine whether the manufacturing process of the pressure equipment performs within acceptable limits, with a view to ensuring conformity of the pressure equipment.

Where the tests are carried out by a notified body, the manufacturer shall, under the responsibility of the notified body, affix the notified body’s identification number during the manufacturing process.

4. CE marking and EU declaration of conformity

4.1.The manufacturer shall affix the CE marking to each individual pressure equipment or assembly that is in conformity with the type described in the EU-type examination certificate and satisfies the applicable requirements of this Directive.
4.2.The manufacturer shall draw up a written EU declaration of conformity for a pressure equipment model and keep it at the disposal of the national authorities for 10 years after the pressure equipment has been placed on the market. The EU declaration of conformity shall identify the pressure equipment model for which it has been drawn up.

A copy of the EU declaration of conformity shall be made available to the relevant authorities upon request.

5. Authorised representative

The manufacturer’s obligations set out in point 4 may be fulfilled by his authorised representative, on his behalf and under his responsibility, provided that they are specified in the mandate.

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