Now available: the new Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU – are you ready?
The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) (2014/68/EU) applies to the design, manufacture and conformity assessment of stationary pressure equipment with a maximum allowable pressure greater than 0,5 bar. The new Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union L 189 on 27 June 2014. The new Directive 2014/68/EU replaces the old PED 97/23/EC.
What stays the same?
The basic principles of the PED have largely been retained. The new Directive only includes minor changes in the scope of application and the conformity assessment tables. In addition, existing certificates will remain valid.
What is new?
As far as the new requirements are concerned, two dates are critical: Some parts of the new PED 2014/68/EU already came into effect on 1 June 2015, while other aspects came into effect on 19 July 2016. Since this deadline, the old Directive may no longer be used.
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