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Edgar Casanova
River Parishers Community Collage, USA, Joined Jan 2019, 4

Edgar Casanova

River Parishers Community Collage,
USA,
Joined Jan 2019
4
15:48 Jan-03-2019
PED, PCN, ACCP and CGSB Certifications

I work in the United States and several of my clients required PED Certifications for the approval of qualifications of personnel for non-destructive testing according to Directive 97/23/EC annex l 3.1.3. I obtained such certifications through a 3rd party "TUV".
Does PCN, ACCP or CGSB recognize the PED Certification as equalvent?

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J.B.
J.B.
12:56 Jan-07-2019
Re: PED, PCN, ACCP and CGSB Certifications
In Reply to Edgar Casanova at 15:48 Jan-03-2019 (Opening).

Check maybe this document describing the situation for the US:
https://asnt.org/MajorSiteSections/NDT-Resource-Center/Codes_and_Standards/Codes_and_Standard_Bodies/European_Pressure_Equipment_Directive.aspx

 
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J.B.
J.B.
13:03 Jan-07-2019
Re: PED, PCN, ACCP and CGSB Certifications
In Reply to J.B. at 12:56 Jan-07-2019 .

Just to be more specific:

"Of particular interest to U.S. companies supplying components to the EU under the PED that require NDT is Annex I, paragraph 3.1.3, which states that for pressure equipment in categories III and IV, the personnel must be approved by a third-party organization recognized by a member state as described in Article 13, Recognized third-party organizations. A list of recognized third-party organizations (RTPOs) and Notified Bodies (NBs) can be found HERE.
NBs, which are described in Article 12, are basically at a higher level of accreditation than an RTPO; an NB may also be an RTPO, but an organization can be an RTPO without being an NB. On the list at the link above, RTPOs are listed first with a “3P” designator in the left column, and Notified Bodies are listed with “NB ####” in the left column. Examples of RTPOs are the British Institute of NDT (BINDT), TWI Certification LTD and Sector Cert GMBH. An example of an NB is TÜV Nord Systems GMBH & Co. KG, NB 0045, which is also an RTPO. To determine what portions of the PED an RTPO or NB is accredited for, click on the name of the body, in the row titled “97/23/EC Pressure equipment,” open the HTML or PDF file in the right column and scroll down that page. Bodies authorized to approve NDT companies under the PED will have “Approval of non-destructive testing personnel” listed."


So TÜV is a NB (and additionally RTPO) and therefore higher ranked than e.g. BINDT with PCN, which is only RTPO. Seems you are on the safe side.

 
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