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CCC: Adjusted GB-Standard for welding machines will be implemented

25. April 2014

The chinese authority CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China) announced the implementation of the adjusted GB Standard 15779 (GB stands for Guobiao, Chinese for “National Standard”) regarding welding machines. Starting August 7, 2014 new product testing for welding machines will be required for CCC certification.
The new revisions are specific to the type of the welding system (arc welding, resistance welding, gas welding, etc.), and will require that the product test for the CCC certification meet new guidelines. Some of the differences will be related to:

• Product handling
• Coolant and pressure ranges
• Safety measurements
• Minimum power level
• Load voltages

However, the GB changes will affect only new applications for CCC certificates, current holders of CCC certificates for welding machines will not need to run new product tests.
In 2011, the CNCA implemented changes for the CCC requirements in regards to welding machines and welding equipment. Those changes became effective in January 2012.
China Certification will continue to inform you about changes of GB-Standards.

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In our “News” section we will also keep you informed about all other announcements of the Chinese authorities. Please check our website regularly since these official announcements are often made without any advanced notice.

Information regarding GB-Standards, CCC certification, the certification process and the costs can be found on our website. You will also find details regarding our certification package on our website including a general anticipated time frame. Take a look at our references section to see a list of some of our clients and what they are saying about us. For more detailed information please download our free booklet “CCC Made Easy” here.

You may also consider our book “A Brief Guide to CCC: China Compulsory Certification”, which can be ordered directly on Amazon here.

China Certification consults you for all GB-Standards and supports you during the complete certification process:

• Straightforward, transparent handling of the certification process
• All-inclusive consulting through our German, Chinese and US based offices
• Regular updates and information regarding the certification progress
• Important contacts to all relevant Chinese institutions
• No Chinese language skills required, we will handle all of the necessary communications with the certifying authorities and test labs for you

Please do not hesitate to call or email with any questions you may have.

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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and Managing Director of MPR China Certification GmbH
Publisher: MPR China Certification GmbH

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