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Certification
Piek-Keur certified products can be recognized by the Component certificate sticker. This sticker has a unique number. This makes registration possible. Products such as a tailboard, transport refrigeration, floor and roll container can only be certified if a noise measurement shows that the product meets the 60 dB (A) standard, for QuietTrucks the limit is 72 dB (A).

To receive a Piek-Keur type-approval certificate Piek-Keur checks the measurement report. This measurement report is drawn up by an independent expert and if this is approved, the products will be type-approved. The product will be added in the register. The supplier of the product is now allowed to certify identical products with the Component certificate sticker.

An application for a type-approval certificate can be send to Stichting Piek-Keur.

Measurement protocol
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).


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.

Update February 17, 2021:
The Piek-Keur Foundation will reassess the future of the foundation in 2021. Various social developments such as the Dutch Environmental Act are the reason for this.
Due to the review, it has been decided that the existing type approval certificates issued before 1-1-2014 will expire on 1-6-2022 instead of on 1-6-2021. All other expiration dates are not adjusted.

Piek type approval certificates issued before                          Valid until 
                        
                           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.