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.
- Free initial consultation to assess your requirements and plan the CE marking of your product.
- 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.
Do industrial gas systems require CE marking?
Equipment which is used to distribute natural gas at low pressures around an industrial site, and which may be considered as part of the site building services, will not require CE marking.
Equipment which is used to distribute natural and other gases at higher pressures (> 0.5 bar gauge) may be within the scope of the Pressure Equipment Directive, in which case CE marking may be required.
Equipment which uses natural gas or LPG as a fuel will require CE marking, either under the Gas Appliances Directive (for space heating) or Machinery Directive (for process heating).
You can find the answers to many more CE marking questions in our knowledgebase.
Other relevant products and services we offer
Our shop allows you to purchase a range of useful resources such as self-certification packs, checklists and declaration formats.
You can purchase consultancy from our online shop in blocks of 30 or 60 minutes to provide quick help when you need it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Manufacturers are required to identify an address within Europe from which the enforcement authorities can obtain a copy of the technical file for the product. For clients based outside the EU, our DocEUpoint service — which allows you to use our name and address on your declaration of conformity — is a cost-effective and efficient way to meet this requirement.