SCIOS-scope 6

SCIOS scope 6
inspection of emission measurements


The maintenance status of combustion plants must be periodically inspected based on the SCIOS certification. Thus, an employer can intervene on time if safety risks arise.

The Government Activity Decree (Activiteitenbesluit van de overheid) describes that all medium-sized combustion plants (1 to 50 MW) must meet emission requirements from 1 January 2017. Engines and turbines must be checked every 4 years. Combustion plants between 400 and 1,000 kW with nominal thermal input power only have to meet the new requirements after replacing the burner. A measurement obligation applies to check whether the emissions from the combustion plant remain within the emission limits.

The Foundation for the Certification of Inspection and Maintenance of Combustion Plants (SCIOS - Stichting Certificatie Inspectie en Onderhoud Stookinstallaties) manages the certification scheme. It describes who carries out the first or special inspection (EBI - eerste of bijzondere inspectie), periodic maintenance (PO - periodiek onderhoud) and periodic inspections (PI - periodieke inspecties) on the combustion plants, and how this is done. In case of new installations and existing installations without a basic report (BV - basisverslag), an EBI (VISA inspector) must also draw up a basic report. In addition, an installation file is required for each installation.

Bureau Veritas Industrial Services is part of Bureau Veritas Inspection and Certification The Netherlands B.V. We are a recognized and certified SCIOS body for the execution of PIs and EBIs and have skilled and qualified SCIOS inspectors (EBIs). They have extensive experience with the business and production processes in your industry.

Scope 6 - INSPECTION OF emission measurements

Bureau Veritas takes the TD8 Protocol for Emission Measurements technical documentation as a starting point for the scope 6 SCIOS inspection. It states which minimum requirements the inspection must meet. Bureau Veritas has extensive knowledge about emission measurements.


The inspection is carried out in accordance with the SCIOS Certification Scheme and the Sub-Regulation for Combustion Plants. Bureau Veritas collects relevant data during a visit, and during the inspection day(s). We do this through a visual inspection and measurement and testing checks. We process this data in a report. Upon approval, you will receive the report and the SCIOS certificate.


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