Information for application of the MKТC CEN/TS 15675: 2009

On 21st General Assembly of EA, held on 28 and 29 May 2008 in Estonia, it was decided that from 31 October 2009 the accreditation body that accredits testing laboratories for emissions of air pollutants from stationary sources, besides using МКС EN ISO/ IEC 17025: 2006 standard, must also use the technical specification MKТC CEN/TS 15675: 2009.

Technical Specification MKТC CEN/TS 15675: 2009 complements the requirements of МКС EN ISO/IEC 17025: 2006 and is suitable for proving the competence of laboratories carrying out periodic measurements of emissions from stationary sources, including sampling and subsequent analysis of gases and particles, and determining the reference magnitudes such as temperature, pressure, amount of steam and oxygen in the test area. The assessment of testing laboratories in accordance with the requirements of MKТC CEN/TS 15675 will be performed as an extension of the accredited scope for all accredited testing laboratories. When submitting an application for accreditation/extension of the scope of accreditation/reaccreditation, the laboratory must emphasize that it wants to be assessed in accordance with the requirements of MKТC CEN/TS 15675: 2009. Laboratories must submit all necessary documentation to the IARM for the period provided in the procedures of the IARM. The witnessing of the staff carrying out testing/measuring on field, will be mandatory in these assessments. Upon completion of the assessment, based on the decision on accreditation, a new addition will be issued to the accreditation certificate where clear identification of MKТC CEN/TS 15675: 2009 will stand.

All testing laboratories accredited in accordance with the standard MKC EN ISO/IEC 17025: 2006, having waste gases in the scope of accreditation, or performing periodic measurements of emissions from stationary sources, must be assessed till 31.05.2017, in order to be determined whether they fulfil the requirements of the MKТC CEN/TS 15675. Starting from 01.02.2016, the IARM will realize all the assessments of testing laboratories that perform periodic measurements of emissions from stationary sources by using the MKC EN ISO/IEC 17025: 2006 and MKТC CEN/TS 15675: 2009. On 31.05.2017, for all the testing laboratories that are accredited for periodical measurements of emissions from stationary sources, and are not assessed to determine whether they meet the requirements of the MKТC CEN/TS 15675: 2009, the IARM shall do the following:

  • reduction of scope of accreditation or
  • withdrawal of accreditation (when accredited testing laboratory performs only this type of testing/measurement).

PR 05-13 Procedure for applying MKТC CEN/TS 15675: 2009 in accreditation procedure of laboratories for testing emissions from stationary sources

 

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