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CE marking Pressure Equipment (PED 2014/68/EU)

The Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU (prior: 97/23/EC)

The Pressure Equipment Directive applies to the pressure equipment and assemblies with a maximum allowable pressure PS greater than 0,5 bar. The Directive contains requirements and regulations relating to the safety of design, production and conformity assessment procedure.

By pressure equipment are implied pressure vessels, installation pipes, safety fittings and pressurized fittings including elements attached to the pressurized parts such as flanges, tubules, and couplings.

CE marking pressure equipment

The manufacturer or importer should determine whether the pressure equipment may be assessed directly or the Notified Body should be involved. Depends on product characteristics (maximum permissible pressure, volume/diameter of pressure equipment and intended material content) the pressure equipment falls into one of four categories of the Directive. If pressure equipment of different categories is assembled into integrated and functional unit, the pressure equipment of the highest category determines the entire assembly. Based on the applicable category the appropriate module is applied. Each module describes the conformity procedure to follow.

By affixing the CE marking on the pressure equipment the manufacturer or importer declares that product complies with essential requirements of the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU. CE marked pressure equipment can be traded freely within the European Economic Area (EEA).

The Pressure Equipment Directive contains the list of products that fall outside the scope of the Directive:

  • Pipelines  for the transport  of any fluid or substance to or from an installation (onshore or offshore);
  • Simple pressure vessels (Directive 2014/29/EU);
  • Aerosol dispensers (Directive 75/324/EEC);
  • Equipment classified as no higher than Category I according to Pressure Equipment Directive;
  • Blast furnaces;
  • Pressure equipment consisting of a flexible casing (example tyres and air cushions);
  • Bottles or cans for carbonated drinks;
  • Radiators and pipes in warm water heating systems;

How can Certification Company help you?

Certification Company performs comple CE marking for pressure equipment in accordance with the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU. In addition to complete CE certification you can contact us for the following services:

  • Product classification to determine relevant requirements;
  • Risk analysis in accordance with the Pressure Equipment Directive;
  • Product conformity testing based on European (harmonized) standards;
  • Selection and guidance with a Notified Body (if applicable);
  • Drafting and assessing Technical Dossier;
  • Drafting and checking user instructions and labels;
  • Verifying and compiling an EU Declarartion of Conformity;
  • Instructions for affixing the CE marking on pressure equipment.

Six steps for CE marking pressure equipment (PED)

The Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU contains the legal obligations for each type of economic operators (manufacturer, importer, distributor). The following step-by-step plan has been drawn up for the manufacturer.

  1. Product classification: defining whether the product falls into the scope of the Pressure Equipment Directive and classification of the pressure equipment based on established criteria..
  2. Economic operator classification: defining the role of economic operator within the Pressure Equipment Directive.
  3. Conformity procedure: can be divided into the following parts:
    • Perform product testing and/or safety assessment based on European harmonized standards;
    • Draw up the procedures to ensure the conformity of series production;
    • Provide identification element of the product and the economic operator;;
    • Provide user instructions and safety information;
    • Develop procedures for taking corrective measures.
  1. Technical Files: drawing up the Technical Files (including User Manual) based on which the product conformity can be assessed.
  2. EU Declaration of Conformity: drafting the EU Declaration of Conformity, showing that pressure equipment complies with CE legislation..
  3. CE marking: as soon as the product complies with the Pressure Equipment Directive and related standards, the CE marking will be affixed.

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