Manufacturer Certification in Compliance with EN 1090

Certification of Factory Production Control (FPC)

The EN 1090 standard regulates the execution of steel and aluminium structures. Thanks to this standard the company has to provide proof that it has technically qualified personnel, the required technical equipment and uses documented process.

The EN 1090 standard is divided in three parts. The harmonized Part 1 of the European standard establishes the requirements of conformity assessment producers for proof of compliance with the basic requirements of steel and aluminium structures. Part 2 and 3 specify the technical rules for the execution of steel and aluminium structures.

TÜV Rheinland is one of the first recognized Notified Bodies for the certification of factory production control. Contact us for further information.

Benefits of Factory Production Control at a Glance

With manufacturer certification of EN 1090 compliance by TÜV Rheinland, you can:

• Expand your market to the European Union

• Gain peace of mind by meeting all your legal obligations

• Deal with any issues promptly, so you can sell your aluminum and steel structures throughout Europe

• Benefit from our industry leading expertise and experience

Requirements for Certification in Compliance with EN 1090ff

As a basis for certification according to EN 1090ff, your company must pass several tests, such as:

• Welder examinations

• Welding procedure testing

• ISO 3834 certification - quality assurance in welding operations

• Implementation and continuous supervision of Factory Production Control System

The EN 1090 Certification Process

Once we receive your application for certification in compliance with EN 1090, we will conduct the initial inspection of your factory production control system.

If it fulfills all required criteria, you will obtain the factory production certificate.

We can also provide you with the regular monitoring you need for on-going compliance with EN 1090.

The Legal Situation

Twenty years ago, the Construction Products Directive (CPD) 89/106/EEC came into force in Europe. The aim of the directive is to standardize the manufacturing of construction products and guarantee free trade and the unlimited use of these products within the EU.

Sections of the CPD were already adopted and harmonized across Europe in the past few years, such as the EN 10025ff standard for hot-rolled products from structural steel. At the end of 2010, the EN 1090ff standard replaced the nationally applicable regulations DIN 18800-7 DIN V 4113-3.

By the middle of 2012 – when the transitional period has expired – all metal producing and processing companies working under construction supervision must be certifiedaccording to EN 1090-1.

Relevant Guidelines

Our services for manufacturing certification ensure compliance with the following guidelines and regulations:

• European guidelines for construction products 89/106/EEC

• EN 1090 for aluminum and steel structures

• Substitute for DIN 18800-7, DIN V 4113-3

• Extension of requirements for small businesses (past Class A becomes now EXC 1)

Summary EN 1090

- EN 1090-2 replaces national regulations (DIN 18800-7)

- EN 1090-2 classifies Execution Classes EXC 1 – 4

- EN 1090-2 defines welding supervisors IWS / IWT / IWE with application limits

- EN 1090-2 defines supplementary Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

- EN 1090-2 defines test piece welding

- EN 1090-1 defines regulations for the CE-conformity assessment

- EN 1090-1 requires a welding certificate

- EN 1090-3 replaces national regulations (DIN V 4113-3)