Le Permis Rostechnadzor RTN

An operating permit is required for certain types of technical devices, including those made by foreign companies, used at hazardous production facilities located on the territory of the Russian Federation. This permit is issued by the Federal Service for Ecology, Technology and Nuclear Supervision (abbreviated – Rostechnadzor).

The order and conditions for the issue of an operating permit are established by the "Regulation of the order of the operating permit issue for technical devices used at hazardous production facilities".

This Regulation should be strictly followed by all legal entities, regardless of their proprietary form. That applies to the entities that design, assemble, arrange, maintain, and repair the mentioned devices or use hazardous production facilities.

Operating permit is valid throughout the Russian Federation territory.

Industrial Safety Expertise - evaluation of compliance of the object of expertise with the requirements of industrial safety applicable to it, the result of which is the Expert conclusion.

Expert Conclusion – is a document, containing valid conclusions with regard to correspondence or non correspondence of the object of the expertise to industrial safety requirements, necessary upon receipt of permission for application of FSETAS (the present permission is endowed with recommendation character in the legislation, but in accordance with the common practice the regulatory bodies require obligatory receipt of such conclusion).

Expert Organization – is an organization, possessing a license of FSETAS of the Russian Federation for performance of industrial safety expert review in accordance with the applicable legislation.

List of technical devices for which RTN operating permits are required:

  • Equipment working under high pressure of more than 0.07 (Mpa) (steam boilers, vessels working under steam or gas pressure, steam pipelines) or working under water heating temperatures of more than 115 centigrade degrees (hot-water boiler, vessels, hot-water pipelines), equipment for heat settings, heat points and heat networks, safety control and crash protection, signaling and control facilities, used throughout the operation of the above equipment, supplied separately or as complete units.
  • Lifting devices (erecting cranes, crane manipulators, pipe-laying machines, lifts, ropeways, funiculars, elevators, construction site hoists, elevators for the disabled, escalators, front-end tools).
  • Equipment and technical devices for gas supply and gas consumption systems including: gas-fired boiler equipment, processing trains and aggregate equipment, induction and water heaters.
  • The equipment for welding, soldering, nondestructive testing (NDT), surfacing, thermal treatment and surface cleaning while producing, assembling and repairing technical devices operating at hazardous production facilities.
  • Explosion-protected electrical equipment of the 1st and the 2nd groups. Mining electrical equipment.
  • Mining and mineral processing equipment including: specialized equipment used for gold-mining and diamond-mining industries; equipment for ventilation and dust control in mine-working, mounting equipment for mine-working, equipment for mining transport, blast-hole drilling and holing equipment, equipment for bottom of holes, equipment and devices used for explosive operations.
  • Equipment for oil and gas recovery industries including: equipment for recovery wells and test borehole drilling; equipment for transportation of drilling equipment and its elements; down-hole motors and rock destruction tools; test borehole and gas well equipment; equipment for well development, well repair and oil and gas well stimulation; instruments for oil fields; and exploration equipment.
  • Equipment for exploration and geophysical work.
  • Equipment for trunk lines transport.
  • Equipment used at chemical, petrochemical, oil-refining and other industries and facilities, working with dangerously explosive, fire prone, toxic, or aggressive mediums as well as capacitive, refrigerating, electrolysis, mass exchanged and heat exchanging equipment, as well as filtering, ventilating, grinding, drying and mixing equipment, stoves, reservoirs, systems and devices of emergency defense, warning and control devices and other equipment, supplied separately or as complete units.
  • Technology equipment for hazardous production facilities where raw materials are kept and refined.
  • Equipment for ferrous metallurgy and non-ferrous metallurgy.
  • Electric furnaces and inductive aggregates, heater inductive devices, electric-arc and ore-thermal furnaces, as well as the furnaces and instillations of resistance and new types of heating (smelting and heating furnace).
  • Equipment for cast iron melting.
  • Gas protection respiratory equipment (isolating respirators, air apparatuses, isolating and filtering self-rescuers), gas-inspection tools, and technical devices for elimination of emergencies.
  • Devices and computer-aided facilities used at hazardous production objects (inspection tools and technological process control tools, program-technical complexes for computer-aided system, machines and apparatuses for mechanical and physical quantities’ measuring; automation safety devices, pressure regulators, gas-meters, gas analyzer).
  • Liquid and vacuum pumps, pumping units, compressors and compressor units, as well as air and gas compressors.
  • Cisterns, specialized containers and gas-cylinders, as well as cylinders for explosive, fire risky and toxic mediums.
  • Pipelines (made out of metal, nonferrous metals and alloys, as well as out of nonmetal material).
  • Armature used at hazardous production facilities.
  • The equipment for transportation of dangerous goods.
  • Metal construction, bearings and protective covers for manufacturing equipment.
  • Gassy, finely-dispersed, or liquid discharge and flow utilization equipment.
  • Equipment for manufacture of explosive materials for industrial uses.

technical passport




Technical Passport 

Larger items of equipment require a "Technical Passport" in addition to a Permit.

This is a log-book which accompanies the equipment and contains operating and maintenance instructions together with pre-formatted pages for maintenance records.

 While the final arbiter of the content of the Technical Passport is RTN, the exporter should plan to include: 

  • G. A. Drawing (s)
  • Design calculation
  • Basis of the design (standards and specifications)
  • Materials of Construction list
  • Operation and Maintenance manuals
  • Weld procedures
  • Instructions, relating to handling any hazardous materials used in the equipment plus any other safety information.
  • Maintenance records section
  • Spare Parts List
  • List of vessel parts and material
  • Drawings with indications of main dimensions
  • Calculation note
  • Non- destruction Testing   
  • Installation and operation manual