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ROSTECHNADZOR (RTN) PERMITS
(formerly known as Gosgortechnadzor or GGTN Permits)

You will require a Rostechnadzor (RTN) Permit for the installation, start-up, and operation of your equipment on the territory of the Russian Federation.  Rostechnadzor is a Russian federal agency charged with enforcing safety of use of all potentially hazardous equipment.  Its scope and responsibilities are cited below.

Click on the sample Permit on the left to see a full-size version.


We can obtain Rostechnadzor (RTN) Permits for your equipment. We can also translate and prepare complete documentation packages necessary for obtaining the RTN Permits.

In order to obtain a Rostechnadzor (RTN) Permit, the following documents must be furnished:

  1. Letter of application for RTN Permit (provided by us).
  2. Company brochure or company data describing the exporter/manufacturer, including previous experience in Russia.
  3. Complete list of equipment to be included in Permit.
  4. GOST R Certificates of Conformity (we can obtain them for you, also)
  5. Technical Passports according to ESKD or GOST 2.601-95. If needed, Pressure Vessel Passports according to PB 03-576-03.
  6. Certificates of Authorization issued to the manufacturer by third-party organizations (ISO, API, ASME, NEC, NEMA, ASTM, National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel inspectors, etc.; for explosion-proof equipment, also XP, CENELEC Ex Certificates, etc.), if the manufacturer is certified by any of the aforementioned organizations.
  7. Technical documentation consisting of:
    1. Drawings (assembly drawing(s) if for single unit, general arrangement for entire system if there are multiple components, principal electrical drawing(s)).
    2. Technical information and parameters.
    3. List of major components and list of spare parts.
  8. Installation, operation and repair manuals. Manual for start-up of the equipment during winter (freezing) periods.
  9. Test reports and protocols for each unit that needs to be included in the RTN Permit.

Please contact us for a more detailed explanation of what will be required to obtain a Permit for your equipment.



Excerpts from the Russian Government Resolution regarding Rostechnadzor
RESOLUTION REGARDING THE FEDERAL MINING AND INDUSTRIAL INSPECTORATE (SAFETY REGULATION AGENCY) OF RUSSIA

Approved on March 25, 2003 by the President of the Russian Federation.

1.  The Russian Federal Mining and Industrial Inspectorate (Rostechnadzor) is the central organ of federal executive power, performing normative government regulation [concerning] questions of of providing industrial safety on the territory of the Russian Federation, as well as special decision-making, supervision and control functions.

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2.  The prime concerns of Rostechnadzor consist of organization and performance, on the territory of the Russian Federation, of government regulation of industrial safety and government supervision of the observance by central organs of federal executive power, companies, joint ventures and organizations, regardless of their type or structure, or responsible persons or citizens of requirements for safe work conduct in the industry, design/construction and safe use of equipment.

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3.  Rostechnadzor Russia performs government regulation and supervision [in order to] maintain work safety in coal, ore and other mining, metallurgical, oil and gas extraction, oil and gas refining, defense (production of harmful chemical, flammable substances and materials) industries, in chemical and petrochemical industries of higher levels of danger, on grain processing and storage concerns, in development of underground transportation and hydrotechnical construction, geological, survey, and other mining jobs.

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6.  Rostechnadzor, in accordance with concerns placed upon it, performs the following functions:

  • performing supervision of observance of safety regulations in industries, facilities, and tasks/jobs under [its] jurisdiction;
  • performing control of conformance to rules, norms, and standards of: equipment for chemical, petrochemical, oil and gas extraction, gas refining, and other potentially dangerous industries under [its] jurisdiction, and geological and survey equipment, mining equipment and explosion-proof electrotechnical items of facilities under [its] jurisdiction, to which higher safety requirements apply;
  • controlling observance of safety requirements for manufacturing, installation, repair and use of steam generators and vessels, working under pressure greater than 0,07 MPa (0,7 kgf/sq. cm), water-heating vessels with heating temperatures greater than 115 degrees Celsius, pipelines for steam and hot water, load-lifting cranes, work-over rigs (derricks), lifts (except for small cargo lifts), escalators, funiculars, passenger-carrying and cargo-carrying cable-ways.