Process Control

Unravelling the Mystery of Supplying Instrumentation Products into Russia

Unravelling the Mystery of Supplying Instrumentation Products into Russia, Parker Hannifin, Instrumentation Products Division, Europe, Map of RussiaIn the past, the process of product manufacturers supplying into Russia was relatively straightforward. The manufacturer (ie. Parker) gained a GOST R certificate for the product, which was the state standard obligatory certificate of compliance. The system builder then specified GOST R parts from Parker and if the product had the certification it could be supplied straight through to Russia.

EAC Eurasian Conformity Certificate

Since the formulation of the Customs Union in 2010, involving Russia, Belarus Kazakhstan, GOST R has been superseded by the “EAC” Eurasian Conformity Certificate. Each EAC certificate conforms to one of the TRCUs (Technical Regulations of the Customs Union). The EAC has also been extended to Armenia, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

There are five types of TRCU certificates that could be relevant to Parker customers:

  • TR CU №10   “The safety of the machinery and equipment”
  • TR CU №12  “The safety of the equipment for highly explosive environments”
  • TR CU №004  “The safety of the low-voltage electrical appliances”
  • TR CU №020  “The electromagnetic compatibility of technical equipment”
  • TR CU №032  “The safety of the equipment under high pressure”.

Declaration of Conformity

Unravelling the Mystery of Supplying Instrumentation Products into Russia, Parker Hannifin, Instrumentation Products Division Europe, EAC CertificateThere are also two types of certificates, depending on the characteristics and application of the equipment.

The first is a Declaration of Conformity. Here the company effectively ‘self certifies’ the equipment, which requires them to submit just the technical details of the equipment to an accredited certification body.

The second is a Certificate of Conformity, which requires validation by an independent notified body, who would be required to inspect the manufacturing facility and carry out independent tests on the equipment being certified. There are independent notifiable bodies within all major markets who can provide this service and issue a certificate. The certification is usually valid on that equipment or system for between one to five years.

Attaining EAC Certificate

One of the main differences for manufacturers outside Russia is the need to be supported when seeking an EAC Certificate of Conformity by a representative of the territory of the Eurasian Customs Union. This means that it is not possible for a manufacturer that is not registered in one of the countries of the Customs Union, to attain the EAC certificate independently. The applicant can be either a subsidiary of the producer on the territory of the Custom Union EAC, an importer, a distributor or a company that provides representation services.

Parker Moscow

Parker has responded to the need for EAC certification to achieve TRCU standards by working through its local sales office in Moscow. This means we have achieved EAC certification for the majority of our products. 

All our packaging destined for Russia or products being manufactured for Russia are now marked with the EAC certification on the packaging. There are clear guidelines from TRCU on the use of the EAC certification – in terms of size of the logo and visibility of the package space. Over the coming months, we will start product marking every certified product with the logo. As we have most of our products certified to EAC, this means we can supply into Russia quickly, effectively and with relative simplicity.

Certification requirements for system builders.

One of the areas where the new certification method differs from GOST R is that the system builder is now also required to secure certification, either declaration or full, depending on the application. It is not enough just for the Parker product to have achieved this. 

Companies who wish to sell to the Russian market need to be aware of the changes and the process of obtaining their own EAC certificate. For further details, visit the official TRCU website.


Unravelling the Mystery of Supplying Instrumentation Products into Russia, Parker Hannifin, Instrumentation Products Division, Europe, Graham JohnsonGraham Johnson is Product Manager, Downstream Analytical, Parker Hannifin, Instrumentation Products Division, Europe






Related Content:

Why Standardisation Matters in the Oil and Gas Industry

10 Steps to Cost Effective & Safe Installation of Instrumentation Tube and Fittings Systems. Part 1

Recent Posts by Author

Reducing Fugitive Emissions - Meeting ISO Standards with Process to Instrument Valves

Managing emissions is a major challenge for many companies. In Europe alone, a typical refinery can lose between 600 and 10,000 tonnes of fugitive emissions every year; and the majority of...

THM Analysis Applications in Water Treatment

The quick, accurate, and inexpensive measurement of Trihalomethanes (THMs) creates numerous opportunities to improve the water treatment process. THM levels can be lowered throughout the distribution...

Meeting NACE Requirements for Materials Used in the Manufacture of Fittings

Since the NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) MR0175 standard was updated to ISO status in December 2003, there has been an air of confusion on what and how products conform to NACE....

Have a question about Parker products or services? We can help: Contact Us!

Comments for Unravelling the Mystery of Supplying Instrumentation Products into Russia

Please note that, in an effort to combat spam, comments with hyperlinks will not be published.

Leave a comment