Certification of explosive materials for civil uses by TÜV Rheinland is a unique service in our portfolio. We provide expertise, inspection and certification activities in a very specific field. We implement our inspections on the basis of standards approved in the European Union and, where necessary, in line with NATO military regulations.
By working with TÜV Rheinland as your partner for testing explosives for civil uses, you benefit from the following:
Certification is based on a module system. Applicants can select options from the given module systems according to preference and opportunity.
The examinations for the conformity assessment procedures are carried out in compliance with Directive 1993/15 EC.
MODULE B - EC Type Examination Certification
Compulsory tests in Module B are:
Optional additional tests:
There is no deadline for validity.
MODULE C – Conformity to type certification
The application must include details of what quantity the certification pertains to, on the basis of which it is possible to determine the sample quantity required for testing.
Validity is applicable for 1 to 2 years in the case of continuous manufacturing, or depending on specified quantity and warranty period.
MODULE D – Production Quality Assurance Certification
Applicants must have a QMS (quality management system) for manufacturing. The customer is required to present QMS documentation, with particular regard to elements in the documentation concerning quality monitoring during production and promoting the product safety of the final product.
The Notified Body conducts a surveillance audit at the manufacturing site to check whether the manufacturing conditions ensure fulfillment of the safety, quality, and technical requirements set down in the type certificate.
The validity for unchanged product types is one year.
MODULE E - Product Quality Assurance Certification
Applicants must have a QMS for final acceptance of the product. The customer is required to present the QMS documentation with particular regard to aspects in the documentation on final acceptance quality control to promote the product safety of the final product.
The Notified Body conducts a surveillance audit at the final acceptance site to check whether the procedures and monitoring methods applied during the course of final acceptance ensure fulfillment of the safety, quality, and technical requirements set down in the type certificate.
The validity for unchanged product types is one to two years.
The following information must be included in the manufacturer’s application:
Product/products submitted for certification require the following: