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New measurement protocol 1 March 2019

monday, 07 January 2019

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Measurement protocol
From 1 july 2015 until 28 february 2019 the testreport for the Piek-Keur type approval certificates must fullfill the requirements of the Piek-Keur Measurement methods for piek noise during loading and unloading (2015 update). 

From 1 March 2019 the testreport for the Piek-Keur type approval certificates must be according the Piek-Keur Measurement methods for piek noise during loading and unloading (2018 update).

Certificates that have already been issued (vehicles with a PIEK-certificate already delivered to customers) wonít expire with the introduction of the updated Piek-Keur measurement methods, they do not need to be measured again. However, the new measurement protocol does introduce a period of validity for type approval certificates.

Validity period for type approval certificates
Type approval certificates issued by Piek-Keur until the end of 2018 do not have an expiry date. This means the type approval certificates may be used until the product is modified.

New type approval certificates
As of 1-1-2019, new type approval certificates will be valid for a period of 6 years. Type approval certificates will expire six years after issue and products that were certified can no longer be sold as Piek-Keur certified.
To avoid expiration of the type approval certificate, a new application and test report must be submitted in a timely manner.
Existing type approval certificates

Many type-approval certificates have been issued in the course of Piek-Keurís existence, the oldest corresponding test reports dating back to the beginning of this century. These type approval certificates do not expire on 1-1-2019. Type approval certificates that have already been issued fall under transitional arrangements. The table below explains these arrangements. The date of the test report is respected in determining when the type approval certificate was issued.


Piek type approval certificates issued before                          Valid until
                           01-01-2014                                                  01-06-2021
                           01-01-2015                                                  01-06-2022
                           01-01-2016                                                  01-01-2023
                           01-01-2017                                                  01-01-2024
                           01-01-2018                                                  01-01-2025
                           01-01-2019                                                  01-01-2026

To avoid expiration of the type approval certificate, a new application and test report must be submitted in a timely manner.

Products issued
Since the issue of the type approval certificate by Piek-Keur, the product may have been sold a number of times. These products are now being used by your customer.
The issued certificate of the individual product that was sold before the expiration date, will remain valid after the expiry of the type approval certificate. This means your customers will continue driving around with valid Piek certificates. This can be compared to the introduction of vehicle requirements such as the Euro 6 standard, where vehicles that do not comply to those requirements still keep their registration.