where expertise comes together - since 1996 -

The Largest Open Access Portal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT)

Conference Proceedings, Articles, News, Exhibition, Forum, Network and more

where expertise comes together
- since 1996 -

500 views
Career Discussions
Edgar Casanova
River Parishers Community Collage, USA, Joined Jan 2019, 3

Edgar Casanova

River Parishers Community Collage,
USA,
Joined Jan 2019
3
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?

    1
 
 
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

    
 
 
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.

    
 
 

Product Spotlight

Lyft™: Pulsed Eddy Current Reinvented

PEC Reinvented—CUI Programs Redefined Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is possibly the greatest u
...
nresolved asset integrity problem in the industry. Current methods for measuring wall thickness with liftoff, without removing insulation, all have severe limitations. Eddyfi introduces Lyft — a reinvented, high-performance pulsed eddy current (PEC) solution. The patent- pending system features a state-of-the-art portable instrument, real- time C-scan imaging, fast data acquisition with grid-mapping and dynamic scanning modes, and flexibility with long cables. It can also scan through thick metal and insulation, as well as aluminum, stainless steel, and galvanized steel weather jackets. Who else but Eddyfi to reinvent an eddy current technique and redefine CUI programs. Got Lyft?
>

NEOS III

NEOS III is Logos Imagings lightest DR system. With a built-in battery and internal wireless commu
...
nication, the NEOS III is perfect for users that want to quickly assess an item.
>

TESTD-PT SYSTEM

Pulse thermography is a non-contact test method that is ideal for the characterization of thin fil
...
ms and coatings or the detection of defects. With a remarquable short test time and a high detection sensitivity, the Telops TESTD-PT is the perfect tool for non- destructive testing. With such high frame rates, it is even possible to investigate highly conductive or diffusive materials.
>

Aerospace Systems - Automated Ultrasonic Inspection

USL are specialists in the design and manufacture of turnkey ultrasonic inspection systems for aer
...
ospace applications. From monolithic composites to complex honeycomb structures. This video shows just a few examples of what is possible, find out more at: www.ultrasonic-sciences.co.uk
>

Share...
We use technical and analytics cookies to ensure that we will give you the best experience of our website - More Info
Accept
top
this is debug window