Inspection and certification procedure & Types
CERT1, as an Approved Control Body, conducts checks & issues certificates of checks / re-checks of pressure vessels based on the Greek Legislation (Government Gazette 673/1993, GOVERNMENT GOVERNMENT 477/1993, GOVERNMENT GOVERNMENT 1257/2003, GOVERNMENT GOVERNMENT 2656/2021) according to which the audit is mandatory. The container categories are:
- Air tanks over 450 lt
- Steam boilers
- LPG gas tanks
All the above machines are subject to periodic inspection & re-inspection, according to current legislation. The time intervals of periodic checks are determined by the control body depending on the age of the equipment.
The Certificate of Conformity is issued following an inspection of the machine by a competent inspector of CERT1 and as long as no deviations from the provisions of the current legislation are found and provided that the requirements of the legislation and the manufacturer's instructions for its maintenance and handling are complied with, it certifies the suitability of the pressure vessel for safe use.