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Why You Need a Constructional Data Form (CDF) and How To Complete One

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Nov 23, 2018 5:54:49 PM

A Constructional Data Form, also known as a Component Data Form or CDF, is a list of critical components for a piece of equipment or device. The CDF is a critical tool for ensuring that a machine or product is constructed with the same critical components throughout the entire life cycle of production.

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Topics: Products, compliance, machinery

Planning to Enter the Medical Device Field in Japan? Get Familiar With the PMD Act

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 11, 2018 3:33:28 PM

In November 2014, Japan enacted the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Act, or PMD Act.

Officially called “The Act on Securing the Quality, Efficacy and Safety of Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Regenerative and Cellular Therapy Products, Gene Therapy Products, and Cosmetics”, the new law by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) followed a thorough review and marked a substantial revision of the old Pharmaceutical Affairs Law (PAL).

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Topics: compliance, medical devices, Japan

When Compliance Alone Is Not Enough

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jul 12, 2018 5:40:11 PM

Meeting compliance is vital for organisations across all industries — but it’s a mistake to think that compliance equals security for your network and your data. While regulations are improving all the time, IT managers and the C-suite too often believe that checking all the boxes required by regulators will ensure their organisation will pass an audit or be 100% protected from a breach.

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Topics: cyber security, compliance, Certification

Product Compliance: Those Who Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Mar 5, 2018 4:16:06 PM

Peter Grundberg 

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Topics: compliance, regulatory compliance, NRTLs

Improved Industrial Damage Detection

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jan 16, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Wind turbines, power plants, high-temperature energy systems, storage devices and the like are exposed to enormous stress on a day-to-day basis. Damage to this type of equipment not only causes potential production failure and enormous repair costs but also a loss of reputation. While up until a few years ago this kind of plant had to be shut down to enable repair work to be carried out, today companies make use of so-called condition monitoring systems. These allow damage to machines and equipment to be identified early on so that they can be shut down promptly for maintenance work to be carried out selectively.

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Topics: compliance, Industrial

Collaboration for Safety in Hazardous Environments Worldwide

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jan 12, 2017 6:00:00 PM

TÜV Rheinland, a certification body under the International Electrotechnical Commission system for certification to standards relating to explosive atmospheres (IECEx scheme), and a specialized training provider for explosion protection, have recently signed a collaboration agreement to further expand and promote the certification of personnel competencies for experts working in hazardous locations worldwide. TÜV Rheinland is accredited as a recognized training provider (RTP) for the same scheme.

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Topics: compliance, Industrial

New Player in Monocrystalline Modules

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jan 9, 2017 6:00:00 PM

In addition to polycrystalline solar modules, an esteemed manufacturer of solar modules in Germany has recently begun producing monocrystalline solar modules in premium and standard power classifications. The manufacturer has utilized the newest generation of PERC cells for the high-performance modules in the 295 to 310 Watt peak (Wp) power classes. According to test results from TÜV Rheinland, the new mono modules are more resilient than average.

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Topics: compliance, PV, photovoltaics

TÜV Rheinland Industrial Inspection Services for All Phases of Oil and Gas projects

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jan 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

TÜV Rheinland experts in the field of industrial inspection from six different regions convened in Abu Dhabi to foster global cooperation and ultimately provide a high standard of service to our clients. The global team has recently been strengthened by the addition of highly experienced individuals from the industry.

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Topics: compliance, Industrial

TÜV Rheinland: Gentle Reminders on Toy Safety

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Dec 21, 2016 6:43:56 PM

Christmas means joy and gifts. Of course, we don’t want any safety issues to spoil the cheer. As children of all ages are coming up with their wish lists, we see a buying spree in toy shops and shopping malls with the approaching of the yuletide season. However, are your or your children’s dreamed toys safe? Are there potential risks in the lovely gifts you buy for your kids? Let TÜV Rheinland give you a professional but easy to understand overview of toy safety.

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Topics: compliance, Product Certification

TÜV Rheinland: Christmas Tree Stands with Cable Technology Are Safe

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Dec 19, 2016 10:44:55 AM

A Christmas tree is part of the festive season in almost all households. In order to decorate it, the tree must stand stably. There are various stand systems on the market for bringing the tree into a vertical position – and keeping it there.

One very popular system, because it is particularly user-friendly and safe, is cable technology. “This fastens the tree inside a wire cable with clamps, for example using a foot pedal,” explains Wilhelm Sonntag, a product testing expert at TÜV Rheinland. A tree that is fastened in this way does not tip over as easily if children thoughtlessly pull on its branches, for example. Another practical feature: A water container with an integrated water level indicator shows whether the tree needs to be watered.

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Topics: compliance, Product Certification