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New Pressure Equipment Directive 2014-68-EU

Now available: the new Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU – are you ready?

WHAT IS PRESSURE EQUIPMENT DIRECTIVE?

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.

  

NEW REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE SINCE 1 JUNE 2015

  • In addition to manufacturers, importers and distributors, the new directive now also applies to "authorised representatives from third countries".
  • The classification of operating fluids into hazard categories is in accordance with the new PED and thus GHS/CLP Regulation 1272/2008, and no longer Directive 67/548/EEC.
  • The declaration of conformity, too, must be carried out according to GHS/CLP Regulation 1272/2008. Decisive is Article 13 (classification of pressure equipment).

 

NEW REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE SINCE 19 JULY 2016

  • The new directive has been aligned with the New Legislative Framework – NLF. Against this backdrop, pressure equipment manufacturers will have to review their CE marking procedures and documentation again after 2015 and align them to the new
    structure of the Directive.
  • All economic operators that place new pressure equipment on the EU market must be able to provide the market surveillance authorities for a period of 10 years with details of the economic operators from which they purchased, or to which they sold, specific items of pressure equipment.
  • Manufacturers must carry out risk analysis instead of hazard analysis.
  • New definitions of some terms, modules and contents.

 

OUR SERVICES AT YOUR ASSISTANCE

  • Pressure equipment classification
  • Performance of risk analysis
  • Selection of an applicable module
  • All services on the road from design examination to final assessment
  • Certification of additive manufactured pressure equipment 

 

 

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