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Apply for recognition as a testing centre for pipeline installations


Anyone wishing to operate a testing centre for pipeline installations must meet the requirements of § 6 paragraph 2 of the Pipeline Ordinance and apply for the recognition of the test centre at the competent authority.

The testing centre may be composed of a

  • expert organisation or
  • in accordance with other legislation, there is a monitoring body approved under other legislation.

The recognition is valid for the entire Federal territory. Equivalent recognitions of other EU/EEA states are equivalent to recognitions in Germany.

The organizational and technical requirements according to § 6 paragraph 2 of the Pipeline Ordinance and Annex L of the Technical Rule for Pipelines must be met and proven.

In particular, the verifier shall:

  • be independent (this applies in particular to the personnel responsible for managing and carrying out the audits)
  • on what is necessary for the proper and independent performance of tasks
    • Structures
    • at least 5 employees (experts) and
    • have the necessary means and equipment to test pipelines
  • demonstrate sufficient expertise, experience and reliability of the commissioned personnel and the possibility of professional training
  • Collect and evaluate findings gained during the tests and regularly pass them on internally and to other testing bodies
  • have adequate and effective quality assurance with regular auditing
  • Proof of a quality management system (QM documents related to Appendix L of the TRFL)
  • Existing accreditations and recognitions
  • Proof of the independence of the testing body
  • Evidence of the availability of the tasks required for the independent performance of tasks
    • required organizational structures
    • required employees (employee list with assigned test areas according to §5 RohrFLtgV and Annex B to TRFL)
  • necessary means and equipment for the testing of pipeline installations
  • Proof of the expertise, experience and reliability of the commissioned personnel:
    • Curriculums
    • Proof of professional qualifications
    • Proof of activity
  • for proof of personal independence and reliability:
    • for residence in Germany: Certificate of good conduct (document type O)
    • in the case of residence abroad: documents from the applicant's home country proving that he or she meets the requirement of personal good repute to provide the requested service
    • Declaration of independence and statement of assurance (corresponding forms can be requested from the recognition authority)
  • Proof of the existence of quality assurance
  • Proof of the conclusion of a liability insurance with a sum insured of at least 2,500,000.00 euros
  • Declaration of exemption (a corresponding form can be requested from the recognition authority)

The recognition must have taken place before the start of the audit activities.

Testing bodies from other EU/EEA countries must prove the equivalence of recognition before commencing the testing activities.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety

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