§ 80 Products not covered by the Facilities Regulations
These regulations do not apply to products covered by the Regulations relating to machinery (in Norwegian only).
Section last changed: 01 January 2013
The purpose of this section is to clarify the relationship to the Machinery Regulations.
The Machinery Regulations (in Norwegian only) have limited application in the petroleum activities and do not comprise seagoing vessels and mobile facilities together with machinery on board such vessels or facilities, cf. Section 1, No. 2 litera f of the Machinery Regulations.
Seagoing vessels and mobile offshore facilities such as, for example, mobile drilling facilities, and machinery installed on them are excluded from the scope of the Machinery Directive by Article 1 (2) (f) since they are subject to the Conventions of the International Maritime Organisation.
Some of the equipment concerned by this exclusion may also be subject to the Marine Equipment Directive 96/98/EC18 as amended by Directive 2002/75/EC19.
A mobile offshore facility is an offshore facility that is not intended to be located on the oil field permanently or for the long term, but is designed to be moved from location to location, whether or not it has a means of propulsion or of lowering legs to the seafloor.
However, floating facilities intended for production, such as, for example, FPSOs (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading installations - usually based on tanker designs) and FPPs (Floating Production Platforms - based on semi-submersible vessels) and the machinery installed on such units are not excluded from the scope of the Machinery Directive.
Machinery intended to be installed on fixed offshore facilities such as, for example, oil production facilities, and machinery which may be used on both fixed and mobile offshore facilities, is also subject to the Machinery Directive. Sections 1 and 2 of the Machinery Regulations stipulate the scope of the regulations and which equipment is covered by the Machinery Regulations. In those cases where the Machinery Regulations do not apply, relevant parts of the Facilities Regulations will apply.