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Type approval NRMM

The 2016/1628 Non-Road Mobile Machinery Regulation of the European Union sets out specific pollutant emission limits and the type approval procedure for combustion engines of mobile machinery that is not for use on the public roads. With Vinçotte’s more than 40 years of knowledge and experience within the homologation field, we can answer your related questions and get you the NRMM type approval you need.

What is classified as NRMM and is subject to this Regulation?

  1. Construction machinery
    • For example:
      • Excavator
      • Mobile crane
    • Generators
    • Hand held machinery
      • For example:
        • Chainsaw
        • Lawnmower
        • Snow blower
      • Small inland waterway vessels with a reference power greater or equal to 19 kW
      • Locomotives and railcars
      • Snowmobiles
      • All-terrain vehicles (ATV)
      • Side-by-side vehicles, such as Utility Task Vehicles (UTV)
        The following vehicles or machines are not considered to be NRMM:
      • Stationary
      • Stationary machinery
      • Sea-going vessels requiring a valid maritime navigation or safety certificate
      • Large Inland waterway vessels (+20m in length) not covered by directive 2019/1629
      • The propulsion or auxiliary purposes of inland waterway vessels of a net power of less than 19 kW
      • Watercraft as defined in directive 2013/53/EU
      • Aircraft as defined Regulation 1321/2014
      • Recreational vehicles, except snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles and side-by-side vehicles
      • Vehicles and machinery exclusively used or intended to be exclusively used in competitions
      • Portable fire-fighting pumps as defined and covered by the European standard on portable fire-fighting pumps
      • Reduced-scale models or reduced-scale replicas of vehicles or machinery manufactured, for recreational purposes, to a smaller scale than the original and having a net power of less than 19 kW.

The NRMM Regulation does not apply to engines for the propulsion of regular motor vehicles as referred to in the directive 2007/46/EC.

Also, agricultural/forestry tractors and motorcycles are out of scope, as they have their own applicable Regulations.

Engines for export to third countries and engines for use by the armed forces are not be subject to this Regulation.

What Vinçotte does for you ?

Witness testing of all applicable regulatory requirements
Drawing up and issue of official test reports and certificates
Perform regular Conformity of Production (CoP) checks and further auditing

Who we do it for

Our services are for all manufactures of combustion engines intended for the NRMM marked.

Relevant legislation

About Vinçotte

Vinçotte is an ISO/IEC 17020 inspection body accredited by Belac, the Belgian Accreditation institution. We are notified by the Belgian federal government (e6/E6) to the European Commission and the European Economic Commission of the United Nations (UNECE) as a Technical Service in several categories.

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