Testing / certifications in accordance
with Directive 2014/90/EU (MED)

30.09.2021

Applicable as of 18.09.2016

  • As European notified body in accordance with Directive 2014/90/EU
  • As test laboratory and certification centre, accredited by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS)
  • Protective Systems
  • Quality assurance systems (QA systems)

IBExU Institut für Sicherheitstechnik GmbH has been a European notified body according to Directive 2014/90/EU, MED/3.12 since 06.04.2021 and is thus authorised to perform the corresponding conformity assessment procedures. In addition, the testing laboratory and the certification body have been accredited by the DAkkS (German accreditation body).

Conformity assessment procedures comprise a test with subsequent evaluation and, if completed with a positive result, the certification. A distinction is made between conformity assessment procedures on products (step 1) and quality assurance systems (step 2). As a rule, products subject to Directive 2014/90/EU may only be installed on ships flying the flag of a member state of the European Union after steps 1 and 2 have been carried out.

The selection of the conformity assessment procedures to be applied depends on the respective product and is explained in the implementing regulations to the directive.

Conformity assessment procedures on products (step 1)

IBExU Institut für Sicherheitstechnik GmbH is authorised to perform conformity assessment procedures according to MED/3.12 of the implementing regulation to Directive 2014/90/EU. The products to be assessed are safety devices (protective systems) which are designed to prevent the transmission of flames into the cargo tanks of transport ships. The conformity assessment procedures for protective systems are carried out in accordance with Annex II of Directive 2014/90/EU (Module B: EU-type examination).

Conformity assessment procedures on quality assurance systems (step 2)

The EU-type examination certificates issued in step 1 in accordance with Annex II of Directive 2014/90/EU form the basis for performing conformity assessment procedures on quality assurance systems. As a rule, they are carried out in accordance with Annex II (Module D: Conformity to type based on quality assurance of the production process) or Annex II (Module E: Conformity to type based on product quality assurance) of Directive 2014/90/EU.

Placing products on the market – Manufacturer’s obligations

If an EU-type examination certificate and a valid certificate of the quality assurance system for the relevant marine equipment field are available for a protective system, the manufacturer issues the EU-declaration of conformity for the protective system and affixes the symbolic wheel mark including the EU identification number of the notified body that was involved in the conformity assessment procedure on the quality assurance system (step 2) to each protective system.