INTAS, ‘Industrial and Tertiary Product Testing and Application of Standards’, is a three-year project, running from April 2016 to March 2019, funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 programme. The project aims to provide technical and cooperative support and capacity building activities to Market Surveillance Authorities (MSAs) concerned with the enforcement of Ecodesign Directive requirements for very large products. The need for INTAS arises from the difficulty that MSAs and market actors face in establishing and verifying compliance with energy performance requirements for large industrial products subject to requirements under the Ecodesign Directive. It is specifically focused on transformers and industrial fans. The project consortium expects that the INTAS methodology will be easily exported to other large products such as pumps, large commercial refrigeration products, etc.
The project involves 16 European partners, among which 11 are national MSAs or cooperating organisations.
As a 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.
Further information can be found on the project website.