Even during the most complicated periods of the global pandemic, when international trade suffered an unprecedented halt, the flow of technology imports to Russia was not interrupted. Modern industrial machinery is needed both on a small scale and in huge projects, such as those that periodically lead to the construction of new refineries in different parts of the immense Russian territory (or Kazakh or Belarusian).

Below what industrial machinery means in practice, according to our experience.

Examples of industrial machinery

These are the families of industrial machinery that we certify most often, indicating, for each one of them, the first four digits of the HS or Taric code:
• Pressure pumps (tariff heading: 8413)
• Air conditioning systems (tariff heading: 8415)
• Equipment for water treatment (tariff heading: 8421)
• Packaging machinery (tariff heading: 8422)
• Industrial printers (tariff heading: 8443)
• Miscellaneous machinery (tariff heading: 8479)

The most common EAC Declaration of Conformity

The vast majority of industrial machines have a mechanical part and an electrical part that makes them subject to current regulations on Low Voltage, Safety and Electromagnetic Compatibility. This happens in the European Union as in the Eurasian Union. The way in which such conformities are stated in the Eurasian Union is the EAC Declaration of Conformity.

The three most important things to know about this certification are:

❶ it is carried out under the 1D scheme, which means that tests in accredited Russian laboratories are not mandatory.

applies to both individual and joint machinery. In other words: large engineering companies supplying entire industrial plants need this Declaration, exactly like the manufacturer of one of the machines in those same plants.

❸ is based on three EAC regulations, which we discuss below.

Applicable EAC regulations and the corresponding European Directives

The Technical Regulations of the Eurasian Union (TPTC in Russian, CUTR in English) that the vast majority of industrial machines have to comply with are:

CUTR 004/2011 – Safety of low voltage electrical elements up to 1000V. Corresponding Directive: 2014/35/EU.

CUTR 010/2011 – Safety of machinery and equipment. Corresponding Directive: 2006/42/EU.

CUTR 020/2011 – EMC – electromagnetic compatibility. Corresponding Directive: 2014/30/EU.

👉 Do you want to check these regulations but you do not understand Russian? We have unofficial translations into English. Request them at info@gost-standard.com and we will send them to you.

Compliance with CUTR 010 implies the issue of a Safety Justification in Russian. Another mandatory requirement in order to register the EAC Declaration of Conformity is the Technical Passport of the machine or the set of machines.

Other possible certifications

The EAC Declaration we are talking about is in many cases the first requirement, but not the only one, to install machinery or to start up an industrial plant in Russia. Apart from the ATEX Certification, which is relevant in the energy sector, it is very common for pressure equipment in a plant, for example, water treatment, to have to be certified separately. A Metrological Certificate may be required as well. Another times, Russian clients want to receive the corresponding EAC Certificates of Conformity of the cables and electrical panels, that are merely components of a bigger joint.

Required documentation

For inquiries about industrial machinery send us an email: info@gost-standard.com, providing this information:

  • Tariff heading (mandatory)
  • Technical specifications of the products
  • Technical Drawings
  • Technical manual (in Russian or English, if possible)
  • Additional certifications required (ATEX, metrological, etc)

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