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Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU

The Pressure Equipment Directive is a European directive that defines theproduct requirements to be upheld by manufacturers and other economic operators who are planning to place their pressure equipment on the market and/or put these into use within Europe. Pressure equipment include pressure vessels, installation piping, safety accessories as well as pressureaccessories,including elements attached to pressurized parts, such as flanges, nozzles and couplings.

Products, such as pipelines for the conveyance of substances to and from an installation, aerosol dispensers, blast furnaces, bottles and cans for carbonated drinks and radiators are excluded from the application of the Pressure Equipment Directive.

The product requirements in the Pressure Equipment Directive are defined by so-called essential requirements. Manufacturers and other economic operators who are planning to place pressure equipment on the market or put these into use within Europe must meet these requirements. Only after all applicable product requirements of the Pressure Equipment Directive and any other relevant CE product requirements have been met, can the CE marking be affixed to the pressure equipment and can the product be freely placed on the market within the European Union.

Pressure Equipment Directive - Our Expertise

Our engineers at Certification Company have all the necessary skills and expertise regarding the Pressure Equipment Ddirective at their disposal, in order to fully perform the CE certification procedureof your pressure equipment on your behalf. Our specialists are TÜV certified, accredited safety experts and are completely capable of performing a complete conformity assessment procedure in accordance with the Pressure Equipment Directive and any other applicable CE product regulations. You can rest assured that your pressure equipment will be assessed professionally and impartially in order to place it and/or put it into use legally approved on the market.

How can we help you?

  • Carry out full CE conformity assessment procedures;
  • Classification of your pressure equipment to determine whether it falls within the scope of the Pressure Equipment Directive;
  • Establish the right pressure category;
  • Carry out normalized risk analyses and risk assessments;
  • Perform tests, measurements and inspections (also on site)
  • Verify or draw up instruction manual;
  • File management of your Technical Documentation;
  • Draw up Declaration of Conformity;
  • Provide advice on affixing the CE marking.

Six steps to CE certification of pressure equipment

01Product classification

Determine whether the product falls within the scope of the Pressure Equipment Directive and/or other CE Regulations, including determining the correct pressure category.

02Risk assessment

An analysis to determine the risks and essential requirements applicable to the relevant pressure equipment.

03Conformity procedure

Assessment of requirements, established in step 2 in accordance with Harmonised European standards, consisting of tests, measurements and good engineering practice.

04Technical Documentation

Compilation or verification of the Technical Documentation containing descriptions, instruction manualand the performed risk assessments.

05EU Declaration of Conformity

Verify certificates and draw up the EU Declaration of Conformity affirming that the pressure equipment complies with the CE product requirements.

06CE marking

Instructions on correctly affixing the CE marking.

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