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Regulation 90 Dr Keith Ellis European Friction Industries.

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1 Regulation 90 Dr Keith Ellis European Friction Industries

2 Introduction u R90 or Annex 15 to 98/12 u R90 Annexes 3 to 7 u Testing and COP u Packaging u Costs u Approval routes u Mandatory dates and scope u Policing

3 R90 or Annex 15 to 98/12 u R90 ECE United Nations - not mandatory u Annex 15 of EEC Directive 98/12 - mandatory for under 3.5 tonnes u R90/01 accepted for Annex 15 u SI 2978 The road vehicles (brake linings safety) regulations 1999

4 R90/01 - Annexes 3 to 7 u Annex 3 u M1,M2,N1 Motor vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes u Annex 4 u M3, N2,N3 Motor vehicles over 3.5 tonnes u Annex 5 u O1,O2 Trailers up to 3.5 tonnes u Annex 6 u O3,O4 Trailers over 3.5 tonnes u Annex 7 u L1,2,3,4,5 Motorcycles

5 Testing and C.O.P. u Annex 3 - vehicle or vehicle and dynamometer u Annexes 4 and 6 - vehicle or dynamometer or rolling road u Annex 7 - Vehicle only u Tests cover OE approval plus additional comparison tests u C.O.P. tests are for friction, shear and compression.

6 Packaging u Axle sets, tamper proof u Rivets of suitable size and material for drum linings u Package to show E mark, manufacturers mark, make and type of pad/lining, approved vehicles, fitting instruction u Pad/lining to show E-mark, batch code, make and type of lining

7 Costs of R90 u Annex 3 master £ £4000 u Annex 4 master £ £6000 u Cost per approval depends on number of references grandfathered per master approval and which approval authority/test authority is used. u car references u 100+ CV references

8 Approval Routes u TUV / KBA - E1 u VTAC / VCA - E11 u TUV / RDW - E4 u SPAIN / RDW - E4 u Managed approvals by EFI

9 Dates and scope u Annex 3 became mandatory on 1st April 2001 for sale or fitment to all V reg (1st Sept 99) and on vehicles u Annexes 4, 6 and 7 recently set aside after industry consultation u Possible introduction for CV disc pads only in UK u R90/01 mandatory in Spain from Oct 2003 for all vehicles from Oct 2003

10 Policing u In UK by Trading Standards u By the industry - report to BFMC u OES sales u Protecting an investment in excess of £1Million per company


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