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Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU

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Your Trusted Expert in the Field of Pressure Equipment Testing

The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) is European legislation covering the design, manufacturing and conformity assessment of pressure equipment and assemblies with a maximum allowable pressure greater than 0.5 bar or 7.25 psig.

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.

FAQ - New PED 2014-68-EU Replaces 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

Our Pressure Equipment Services

  • 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

Manufacturers must understand their product’s classification and the relevant technical and safety requirements depending on the product’s category. By quickly developing an efficient and cost-effective solution to meet the necessary requirements, you can gain a competitive advantage in the pressure equipment market.

How TÜV SÜD Can Help Your Business

  • 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.

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.

TÜV SÜD tests and certifies pressure equipment according to various standards and regulations. Our end-to-end support for manufacturers and owners is essential for the success of complex technical installation projects that require global coordination and utilization of multiple resources (sub-contractors, suppliers, etc.).


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Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU

PED is European legislation covering the design, manufacturing and conformity assessment of this equipment

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In a reorganization of German technical inspections in the 1930’s, the facilities were transformed into regional monitoring associations, collectively named TÜV (Technische Überwachungsvereine: technical inspection associations).

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