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 The ETV proces

The ETV Process is based on the EU ETV General Verification Protocol and is applied for all technology areas.


Here you can find the process in short terms – for more information, see the EU​ ETV GVP

 The key phases to the ETV proces

The process for obtaining an ETV has four key phases:

  1. Initiation
  2. Protocol
  3. Test
  4. Verification

Each of the phases identifies different tasks and goals for the proposer and for the verification body including experts and test bodies, and establishes important milestones in the verification process.

In order to follow the process in more detail, the four key phases can be described in the form of supporting stages;

First, contact between the applicant and verifier is established.

Then a QuickScan is performed, the potential of the technology is examined, calibration is made and expectations are adjusted – and an assessment is made of whether the technology is ready for the ETV.

An application has to be made in which the manufacturer states the effectiveness of the environmental technology – what it can and how good it is at it. This is done in a verification proposal

Then a contract is entered into – the process is agreed on, including who is responsible for what. This is the first milestone and concludes the first key phase.

Then, a specific verification protocol is prepared.

Then the verification and tests, if required, are planned. This is the second milestone and concludes the second key phase.

The tests agreed upon are then performed. The testing is important and is considered as a key phase and the completing of the test programme is the third milestone.

Based on analysis of the results, a report is written and your technology has now been verified.

Finally, the verification statement is published. This concludes the fourth and final phase.