For more than one year, the Chinese certification authority CNCA has implemented many changes for the China Compulsory Certification (CCC-Certification) of welding machines and welding components. Among others, the CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China) is responsible for preparation and implementation of Implementation Rules and GB-Standards.
In August 2014, the new GB-Standard GB 15579.1-2013 (Arc welding equipment. Part 1: Welding power sources) came into effect. Since then, the CNCA announced amendments for CCC-Certification of welding machines and equipment on a regular basis. Please find below the major amendments for welding since the implementation of GB 15579.1-2013.
Product unit classification and number of samples
The unit classification for type testing (product testing) as well as number of product samples for type testing have been partially changed. For example, welding torches (guns) need to be classified according to the structure (cooling mode, assembly of main components, etc.). Other aspects for unit classification are functions and key components. For each welding torch unit two product samples must be tested.
Some details for the CCC-Audit (Factory Inspection) have been amended. Please find below an excerpt of certification requirements for CCC-Audit:
Welding machines and components that need CCC-Certificates
Latest GB-Standards for welding
|GB 15578-2008||Safety requirements for resistance welding machine|
|GB 15579.1-2013||Arc welding equipment. Part 1: Welding power sources|
|GB 15579.2-2014Not yet implemented||Arc Welding Equipment. Part 2: Liquid cooling system|
|GB 15579.3-2014||Arc welding equipment. Part 3: Arc striking and stabilizing devices|
|GB 15579.4-2014Not yet implemented||Arc Welding Equipment. Part 4: Periodic inspection and testing|
|GB 15579.5-2013||Arc welding equipment. Part 5: Wire feeders|
|GB 15579.6-2008||Arc welding equipment. Part 6: Limited duty manual metal arc welding power sources|
|GB 15579.7-2013||Arc welding equipment. Part 7: Torches|
|GB 15579.8-2014||Arc welding equipment. Part 8: Gas consoles for welding and plasma cutting system|
|GB 15579.10-2008||Arc welding equipment-Part 10: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements|
|GB 15579.11-2012||Arc welding equipment – Part 11: Electrode holders|
|GB 15579.12-2012||Arc welding equipment – Part 12: Coupling devices for welding cables|
Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information on CNCA announcements regarding regulatory amendments or if you have questions on the exact certification changes for your welding machine or component. More information about all GB-Standards and Implementation Rules might be found in our download “CCC Certification Standards for Non-Automotive” or in our News.