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Oil and Gas

The oil & gas industries utilise a huge range of machinery and plant and while some apparatus is excluded from the requirement to be CE marked because it is used on mobile offshore vessels and platforms, the principles of product safety nevertheless apply.

With wide experience of both onshore and offshore installations, Conformance can help develop compliance solutions for products and equipment used in these demanding and highly regulated environments.

  • Initial consultation to assess your requirements and decide how we can help.
  • Identify the directives and standards which apply to your product.
  • Conduct a design review to verify compliance with the applicable requirements.
  • Provide you with a report outlining areas of non-compliance and advice to help you rectify them.
  • Help to compile a technical file which contains the information required by the directives.
  • Provide a draft Declaration of Conformity and help you complete it.
  • Offer follow up advice when you need it.

Our recent experience in the industry includes:

  • Drill rigs
  • Winches and lifting equipment
  • Co-rod handling systems
  • Gas analysers
  • Down-hole loggers
  • Rig power generation
  • Subsea connectors

Frequently Asked Questions

We are looking to use equipment on an offshore gas platform. It is CE marked. It needs to be zone 2 rated, does this cover it? What do I need to do to get this machinery certified?

To be used in a zone 2 the equipment will need to be CE marked for the ATEX directive. If it is, it will be marked with the CE mark, the Ex mark (curly Ex in a hexagon, https://shop.conformance.co.uk/hikashop-menu-for-module-98/product/atex-logo), and "II 3G" or "II 2G" or "II 1G."

If it is has these markings, the manufacturer has carried out all the necessary certification procedures, It can be used on the platform in a Zone 2 without further certification as long as it is installed and used according to the manufacturer's instructions.

You can find the answers to many more CE marking questions in our knowledgebase.

Other relevant products and services we offer

Online shop

Our shop allows you to purchase a range of useful resources such as self-certification packs, checklists and declaration formats.

Prepaid Consultancy Time

You can purchase consultancy from our online shop in blocks of 30 or 60 minutes to provide quick help when you need it.

Training

Our machinery training covers the requirements of the Machinery Directive and how to ensure your machinery complies. We also do more basic 'introduction to CE marking' courses.

Design Assistance

We can assist with interpreting the requirements of the directives and standards and applying them to your products. We can also draft instruction manuals, check the content of product labels, data plates, and packaging.

Technical files

If you are unsure what technical documentation you need to show compliance with the Directives we can provide contents lists and formats for compiling and storing the information.

Self-assessment materials

You will find checklists and formats for risk assessment in our online shop. We have many other checklists and report formats which are not in the shop - please contact us if you are looking for something specific and can't find it.

On-site inspection/assessment

We will visit your works to inspect and assess your machinery and identify any areas which do not comply with the applicable directives and standards.

Self certification guides

We provide guides which identify the applicable directives and standards for your product and all the other information you will need to do your own assessments. Every guide is tailored to your specific requirements and includes detailed information on how to do the assessment, checklists and formats for recording the results and a draft of the Declaration of Conformity you will need to sign when the process is complete.

Control system analysis

Analysis of the reliability of controls (e.g. emergency stops and guard interlocks) can be complex and difficult, particularly where there are significant numbers of safety-related control functions. Our machinery experts are experienced in conducting functional analysis of machines and systems and can help you navigate complex standards such as EN ISO 13849 and EN 62061 which apply to machinery. 


Introduction to CE and UKCA Marking your Products

This course will guide you through the complete CE marking process, from design considerations and finding the right standards to completing all the necessary documentation.

Read more: Introduction to CE and UKCA Marking your Products

CE and UKCA Marking Machinery & Industrial Equipment

This course will give you an understanding of how to carry out machinery assessments, including finding and applying the relevant standards, and the documentation that must be provided.

Read more: CE and UKCA Marking Machinery & Industrial Equipment

Machinery Risk Assessment Training

This course explains the role of standards in the risk assessment process, to enable designers and project managers to carry out the risk assessment in the most efficient way.

Read more: Machinery Risk Assessment Training

Pressure Equipment Directive Training Course

This course provides an overview of the Pressure Equipment Directive, where you will learn who should take responsibility, how to find and apply standards, what documentation you need to produce.

Read more: Pressure Equipment Directive Training Course

ATEX Compliance & Risk Assessment Course

This course will take you through the CE and Ex marking process in detail. You will gain an understanding of the requirements, including the various options for ensuring equipment is safe.

Read more: ATEX Compliance & Risk Assessment Course

CE & UKCA Marking Electrical Equipment Training Course

This course will explain who is responsible for CE marking, and what should be done to carry out the process correctly, as well as looking into the directives and standards involved.

Read more: CE & UKCA Marking Electrical Equipment Training Course

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