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CPR (Construction Products Regulations) Notified Body for testing cables

CEIS is a designated Notified Body (No. 1722) for the CPR for System 3. CEIS tests to all the requirements of the CPR of cables. CEIS is providing a full service to manufacturers and traders under the CPR.

Since 1 July 2017, according to the CPR (Construction Products Regulation) it is compulsory for manufacturers and distributors independently of the place of manufacture to apply the CE Marking to power, control, communication and optical fibre cables designed to be permanently incorporated into construction works, not only buildings but also civil engineering works anywhere in the European Union.

The harmonised European standard UNE EN 50575 specifies the requirements for reaction to fire performance, test methods and evaluation for the award of classifications, called Euroclasses (RD/ 842/2013) and classify the cable for reaction to fire based on tests carried out by a Notified Body.

The main classification requirements are:

CEIS is accredited to carry out the tests involved in CPR certification:

  • Classification criteria
    • EN 50399: Heat release and smoke production measurement on cables during flame spread test.
    • EN 60332-1-2: Test for vertical flame propagation for a single insulated wire or cable.
  • Additional classification
    • EN 61034-2: Measurement of smoke density of cables burning under defined conditions.
    • EN 60754-2: Determination of acidity (by pH measurement) and conductivity.

The determination of the class (Euroclass) is subject to the requirement of AVCP Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance) in accordance with the Product Standard for cables EN 50575:

Categories B1ca, B2ca and Cca to System 1+:

It requires the manufacturer or distributor to use a Notified Product Certification Body for:

  • Initial inspection of plant and factory production control
  • Initial type testing
  • Issue of Classification Report and Certificate of Constancy of Performance
  • Surveillance, assessment and evaluation of factory production control, twice per year
  • Audit testing of samples

The manufacturer must also undertake internal FPC & routine audit testing.

The presence of CEIS in many international meetings allows us to contact a multitude of Notified Bodies for System 1+ that facilitates the process.

Categories Dca and Eca are subject to the requirement of AVCP System 3.

This requires the manufacturer or supplier to use a Notified Test Laboratory for:

  • Initial type testing
  • Issue of Classification Report

The manufacturer must also undertake internal FPC & routine audit testing.

Reglas EXAP

To reduce the cost and complexity of the CPR requirements, it is possible in many cases to group cables into “families“ and assess them in accordance with EXAP.

The knowledge and experience of CEIS, allows us to advise our customers for the optimization of these systems.

Below are downloadable forms and data summary sheet:

  Customer Data_CPR
  Constructive Characteristics

More information: comercial@ceis.es.

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