The INTAS project (Industrial and tertiary product Testing and Application of Standards) will address the need to support European Market Surveillances Authorities (MSAs) deliver compliance with Ecodesign requirements for large industrial products, specifically transformers and fans. By acknowledging the current lack of expertise, experience, and resources available across Europe for this type of testing, INTAS will provide technical and cooperative support, as well as capacity building activities, to MSAs in charge of enforcing Ecodesign regulations. It will also support industry to be sure of what their obligations are under the Ecodesign Directive and to deliver compliance in a manner that will be broadly accepted by MSAs. By doing so, INTAS will foster a common European approach to the delivery and verification of compliance for these products.
Funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, the project will take place between March 2016 and February 2019, involving 16 European partners, among which 11 are national MSAs or cooperating organisations. As the lead developer of the project, and key consortium member, ECOS will lead the evaluation of the compliance assessment methodology that will be developed under the project and by which MSAs can identify, select, and evaluate large, industrial transformers and fans. This will ensure that the proposed methodology is reliable and in accordance with the regulations. ECOS will also be in charge of disseminating the project outcomes to European and national stakeholders.