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Control panel, Self-certification

Control panel, Self-certification

Control panel, Self-certification

Dear experts
Please, give your feedback to following:
- offshore, control panel, controller is inside this panel;
- control panel is actually very big jb;
- controller has the certificate with listed standards, which are not active any more (EN);
- assemblier of this panel tells, that this arrangement is self-certified by them as suitable for Zone2 installation.

Does it work?
Thanks a lot for the help!


RE: Control panel, Self-certification

Are you talking about an ATEX certificate (Zone 2)?  

RE: Control panel, Self-certification

mentioned in certificate std: EN 50018 (Withdrawn in 2000); EN 50014 withdrawn, superseded by EN 60079-0.
I have read that it is responsobility to keep the certification of product updated, even if std was superseded by other, manufacturer has to arrange product's certificate in accordance with new.

Yes, it is about ATEX.

Thanks in advance!

RE: Control panel, Self-certification

is this control panel going on a class rig? such as DNV or ABS.

Petrotrim Services

RE: Control panel, Self-certification

Yes, the package shall be certified by ABS (if i understand correctly, ABS shall certify the whole FPSO, we have to get the "declaration to confirmity for our package, it will help end-client to get the BAS certification).

RE: Control panel, Self-certification

Send the panel back to the manufacturer. It should not happen that a manufacturer for equipment in explosion areas confirms that he is not up to date with the relevant standards.

RE: Control panel, Self-certification

Did you contact ABS and explain your problem? They should be able to provide guidance.

Petrotrim Services

RE: Control panel, Self-certification

Fortunately ABS review is in future.
Thanks lot for the help!

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