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Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU

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About the Pressure Equipment Directive

The European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 2014/68/EU provides mandatory guidance for the design, manufacturing and conformity assessment of pressure equipment with a maximum allowable pressure above 0.5 bar or 7.25 psig. Compliance with this Directive is required for designers and manufacturers looking to sell their equipment to the EU.

Pressure equipment that is covered by the PED includes:

  • Pressure vessels
  • Pressure accessories
  • Piping
  • Steam boilers
  • Safety accessoires
  • Assemblies

Updates to the PED

Pressure equipment manufacturers, suppliers and project owners need to be aware of many regulations, standards and building codes. Compliance is required to bear the CE marking. The new Directive was published in the Official Journal of the European Union L 189 on 27 June 2014 and replaces the old PED 97/23/EC.

Important aspects of the law with regards to the changes:

  • Products placed or made available on the European Market
  • Fair competition on the Union market
  • Roles and responsibilities are defined
  • Enforcement and market surveillance

PED Conformity Assessment

The conformity assessment procedure provides inspection and quality assessments depending on the environmental impact and level of risk if equipment failure should occur. Steps include:

  • Examine fluid groups to examine dangerous fluids (such as explosive, toxic, and highly flammable fluids) in contrast with benign fluids
  • Examine and assess the stored energy in a vessel, or pressure and nominal diameter for pipes and pipework
  • Determine risk category
  • Choose a conformity module that is appropriate to meet the requirements of the situation and equipment

The Importance of a Notified Body

In order to achieve compliance with PED 2014/68/EU, the pressure equipment conformity assessment must be certified by a Notified Body, which will partner with you to achieve accreditation and meet production deadlines and schedules.

TÜV SÜD America is an accredited Notified Body for Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU and can perform the conformity assessments needed for your equipment’s certification. Our conformity assessments are performed through a variety of procedures, that can be applied depending on the category of the pressure equipment.

Our PED services include:

  • Test and Certification (EU Directive and ASME Code) – As a Notified Body, TÜV SÜD provides tests and certificates in line with European Directives and ASME Boiler and Pressure Codes.
  • Design Review and Verification – TÜV SÜD Industrial Technical Inspection Services can assist you in designs in compliance with pressure vessel codes and regulations to avoid equipment failure and irreversible damage.
  • Personnel Training – Our training arm provides a range of courses (EU PED, the Machinery Directive, etc. for your staff).
  • Supply Chain Services – TÜV SÜD’s end-to-end portfolio supports you and covers the entire supply chain.
  • Knowledge Services – TÜV SÜD’s Industrial Inspection Services is familiar with the international design code and regulations and provides technical assistance for investment projects.
  • Quality System (QS) Approval – As an EU Notified Body, TÜV SÜD can perform QS approval for manufacturers.

PED and EU Certification Expertise

TÜV SÜD is a third-party Notified Body authorized to carry out assessment and certification for your pressure equipment. From the onset, our Industrial Technical Inspection Services experts provide certification guidance in accordance with CE Marking and can provide expertise for your occupancies and equipment.

This expertise you to grow your business by providing the necessary compliance marketing necessary for accessing EU markets for your industrial equipment.

Benefits to partnering with us include:

  • Minimize risk from the onset by identifying and avoiding nonconformities that could lead to legal consequences.
  • Increase market access with EN and PED compliance from TÜV SÜD, enabling you to expand to the European market.
  • Partner expertise by working with specialists who have long-standing experience in plant and installation, steam and pressure engineering. We are highly familiar with the state of the art and statutory regulations.
  • Gain wide recognition of certification through TÜV SÜD’s reputation for independence and impartiality, ensuring widespread acceptance of your certificates and certification marks.
  • Inspections for your boilers and pressure equipment through TÜV SÜD ARISE, ensuring that you meet safety requirements to enhance your risk management program.

From our origins as a steam boiler inspection association in 1866, we have been trusted experts in the field of pressure equipment. You can capitalize on our longstanding experience and technical competency to ensure that your equipment meets the relevant requirements.

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