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Explosives for Civil Uses

Explosives for Civil Uses

Expertise and Experience for Highest Safety

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.

Benefits At A Glance

By working with TÜV Rheinland as your partner for testing explosives for civil uses, you benefit from the following:

  • We provide expertise, inspection and certification activities in a very specific field.
  • Our inspections are implemented on the basis of standards approved in the European Union.
  • TÜV Rheinland is an international Notified Body for the conformity inspection of explosives and an active participant in the forum of relevant notified bodies of the European Community
  • Our engineers have several decades of experience in the field of design, manufacturing, qualification, and application of explosives
  • The CE 1008 mark we issue for products we have certified is well known around the world and is unconditionally accepted in EU member states

Modular Certification Process

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:

  • Blasting cap tests (NONEL)
  • Blasting cap trigger reliability test (ANDO)
  • Density tests of explosives
  • Test of explosives' sensibility limit to impact
  • Test of explosives' sensibility limit to friction
  • Test of explosive's thermal stability

Optional additional tests:

  • Test of explosives' exact sensibility to impact
  • Test of explosives' exact sensibility to friction
  • Test of explosives' detonation rate
  • Test of detonation propagation of explosives
  • Any other tests for explosives or igniters

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.

Required Information

The following information must be included in the manufacturer’s application:

  • Name and address of manufacturer; if the application is submitted by an authorized agent, the name and address of the authorized agent is also needed
  • Manufacturer’s declaration on EC compliance
  • Declaration that the same application has not been submitted to any other registered body

Product/products submitted for certification require the following:

  • Technical documentation
  • General description of the product
  • Components, part units, manufacturing plans and sketches
  • Material safety data sheet

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