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China establishes working committee for inspection of pressure lines and pipelines

29. April 2021

On December 5, 2020, the new working committee for the inspection of pressure lines and pipelines was launched at the founding conference in Chengdu, Szechuan Province. The head of the commission is Liu Sanjiang, president of CSEI and also chairman of the Chinese Association for the Inspection of Special Equipment. The word “special” here stands for safety-related products such as steam boilers, pressure vessels, boilers, safety parts, gas cylinders, tanks and pressure lines or pipelines. In addition to another 100 members from industry and research, the directors of the authorities SESA (Special Equipment Safety Administration Bureau), SAMR (State Administration for Market Regulation) and the market regulation authority of Szechuan Province were also present.



Liu Sanjiang made it clear that the monitoring and inspection of pressure pipelines plays an important role. Through institutional reforms, scientific and technical progress, and the introduction of industry standards, he said, it would be possible to ensure the safety of pipelines in China in the future. To carry out the inspections, he called for the establishment of a group of experts who, with the help of research results, operating procedures, specialized literature and technical instructions, would be able to carry out the inspections in accordance with international standards. The new working group should act as a link between industry and research and provide services at the same time, he said.

If your company operates in China and manufactures or sells products such as steam boilers, pressure vessels, boilers, safety parts, gas cylinders, tanks and pressure lines or pipelines in China, then you need a so-called SELO license. This regulation on the safety of special equipment came into effect in 2014 and requires domestic and foreign manufacturers to obtain a SELO license in order to sell their products in China. The SELO license is also called China Manufacture License (CML), China Stamp or pressure vessel license. It is a licensing procedure by the Chinese authority SELO – China Special Equipment Licensing Office. This authority is under the State Administration for Market Regulations (SAMR). Are you interested in SELO licensing for the Chinese market? We will check for you, without obligation, whether your product requires SELO licensing and prepare a quotation for SELO licensing to give you an idea of the costs and effort involved.

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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH
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