Inspecting LPG systems

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO
Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Do you want to install or inspect gas systems (LPG) in motor vehicles? You must apply for recognition (Erkenning Gasinstallatie) to the Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW).

Applying for recognition

You cannot install or inspect gas systems without recognition from RDW. In order to obtain this recognition, your staff and equipment have to satisfy a number of requirements (in Dutch).. You can apply for recognition (in Dutch) if you meet the requirements:

Procedure after application

After your application, you need to follow a number of steps to complete your application:

  • RDW will send you a certificate once your application is complete. You must install this RDW-certificate on your computer within 2 weeks after receiving it
  • You must complete the declaration stating your company meets the requirements for recognition (Verklaring voldoen aan de erkenningseisen’) that RDW will send you and return it
  • You must have your measuring equipment registered in the Register Meetmiddelen APK (RME, in Dutch)
  • An RDW inspector will visit to inspect your company. If the inspector approves, you will receive a letter confirming your recognition.

From then on, you must keep to the rules (in Dutch) around inspecting and installing.

Deregistration of an inspected vehicle

Did you inspect the vehicle and does it meet the requirements? Then you must deregister its LPG system. The RDW checks this with random sampling. Do you get a random test? The vehicle you have been working on will have to stay in your workshop. The RDW inspector will arrive within 90 minutes.

There are certain vehicles you cannot deregister:

  • vehicles without a Dutch license plate
  • vehicles which license plate or vehicle identification number (VIN) don’t match the vehicle registration
  • vehicles with a missing, unreadable, or an unreachable vehicle identification number

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