ICOMIA launches new RCD Technical File Generator
18 January 2017
ICOMIA has partnered with leading CE-marking consultancy, CEproof, to produce the ICOMIA Technical File Generator – a unique software package that simplifies the entire process of creating and managing compliance documentation required by the Recreational Craft Directive.
On 18 January 2017, after a yearlong transitional period where both old and new Recreational Craft Directives (RCD) have been applicable, the new RCD (2013/53/EU) concerning recreational craft and personal watercraft will become fully applicable.
Annex IX of the new RCD states that technical documentation relevant to the assessment of the craft – known as the Technical Construction File – must be readily available and contain a detailed description of the craft and all its systems. Plus, as many ISO standards have been updated to reflect the new RCD, the Files of all existing boats and products must also be updated. This creates a sizeable administrative burden on the industry, which the new one-of-a-kind ICOMIA Technical File Generator can ease.
The ICOMIA Technical File Generator (ICOMIA TFG) is a low cost, web based, easy-to-use tool. Users simply enter the key statistics of the craft into the software and instantly obtain a list of all applicable standards as well as the detailed requirements of each of these standards. The ICOMIA TFG will also carry out complicated calculations required for stability and buoyancy as well as allow users to upload external information, for example Declarations of Conformity from suppliers for steering and bilge pump components. The software then generates a bespoke Technical Construction File for each craft, providing only information relevant to that individual craft.
This reduces an unknown quantity of complex standards to a tailored list of specific requirements and technical details, allowing users to navigate compliance quickly and efficiently.
“The revolutionary ICOMIA Technical File Generator allows users to tailor their Technical Construction Files, in precise detail, to boat size, design category and installation” explains Udo Kleinitz, ICOMIA Secretary General. “We are proud to partner with CEproof to develop this unique tool”.
CEproof Group Ltd, the leading consultancy in CE marking for boats and related equipment complying with the EU RCD, joined ICOMIA as a sustaining member on 1 January 2017 and manage the ICOMIA TFG. Founded in 1999, CEproof’s in-house team of naval architects, engineers and IT professionals, located in offices all around the world, ensure the company has the specialised personnel to solve all technical issues and provide a fully comprehensive compliance service.
Craig Morris, Managing Director of CEproof said, “Quick and easy access to relevant information is a crucial factor in mitigating the risks associated with non-compliance. The ICOMIA TFG allows manufacturers to achieve this easily and cost-effectively, it’s set to become the industry standard for a Technical Construction File – saving the boatbuilder time and money”.
The ICOMIA Technical File Generator will be launched at Boot Dusseldorf as part of the ICOMIA Boatbuilders’ Forum, a FREE event for boatbuilders, service yards, authorities and applicators to be held Thursday 26 January from 0830-0945.
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To access the ICOMIA TFG visit www.icomia.tech