Application of the EuP directive starts
Energy Using Product Directive (EuP) will be applied during 2009 within the EU region. The scope of the directive includes the whole life cycle of products starting from the very planning stage. The aim of the directive is to decrease the product’s impact on environment. E.g. energy efficiency, hazardous substances, recycling, noise and water consumption must be taken into consideration through the whole life cycle of the product. It must also be verified that the product fulfils the relevant technical requirements. As many other directives, the EuP directive refers to a Notified Body to ensure the conformity of the product. Besides EU also other countries elsewhere in the world have set or will set corresponding requirements.
Consumer and industrial productsEuP directive is valid for both consumer and industrial products the annual sales of which exceed 200,000 on the European Unit market. Such products are
Electrical and electronic equipment for household and office use Dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, vacuum cleaners Lighting fittings, lighting sources and ballasts Electrical motors, pumps and industrial energy using products Energy using working machines and tools New products will be added to the EuP directive scope. Example of a EuP directive requirement is the 1W requirement for products in standby mode.
CE marking and market surveillanceThe Directive requires that the manufacturer or importer makes a construction file and affixes CE marking on his product. Energy efficiency and concentration of hazardous substances can be verified by testing the products in accordance with the relevant standards.
As for Low-Voltage, EMC and RoHS directives, the member countries of the European Union will carry out market surveillance for the EuP directive. This means:
Random tests of products the conformity of which is questioned Assessment of documents Limitation of the sales of the products SGS Fimko’s EuP services
Customer-tailored training for the directive Expert services for the technical construction file Testing and certification for energy efficiency and hazardous substances Notified Body services required by the EuP directive Conformity with other relevant directives (e.g. safety, electromagnetic capability, radio frequency etc.) For more information, please contact:
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