According to Pressure Equipment Directive, the term ‘pressure equipment’ includes pressure vessels, safety devices, plumbing pipes and elements attached to pressure parts such as tubules, couplings and flanges.
Importing and manufacturing companies should know whether a notified body is to be involved or the pressure equipment is to be evaluated directly. The PED classifies pressure equipment into 4 categories, on the basis of product characteristics like, the maximum permissible diameter, pressure and volume of the pressure equipment and the state of the desired material content.
In case different categories of pressure equipment are installed in an integrated and functional unit, the pressure equipment of the highest category determines the entire installation. Every module specifies an eligibility process to be followed and the appropriate module is applied according to the applicable category.
By putting the CE Mark on the pressure equipment, the importer or the manufacturer discloses that his product meets the essential requirements of the 2014 / 68 / EU Pressure Equipment Directive. Only those pressure receptacles that are CE marked are free to operate within the European Economic Area.
Devices and parts that contribute in the resistance of pressurized containers are mostly unalloyed aluminum, unalloyed quality steel, or aging hardened aluminum alloys. The products that are not covered by 2014/68/EU are:
- Pipelines for the transport of any fluid or substance to a facility by land or sea
- Aerosol dispensers (Directive 75/324/EEC)
- Pressure equipment consisting of a flexible body (e.g tires and airbags)
- Bottles or cans used for carbonated drinks
- Blast furnaces
- Radiators and pipes in hot water heating
- Simple pressure vessels (directive 2014/29/EU)
Comprehensive CE Mark Certification for pressure equipment is done by competent authorities in accordance with this regulation. In addition to the CE certification, product classification to determine the relevant requirements, regulatory risk analysis, product conformity testing based on European harmonized standards, selection and guidance for the notified body if necessary, preparation and evaluation of the technical file, preparation and control of user instructions and Services for verifying the European Union declaration of conformity are also provided.
The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) contains legal obligations for distributors, manufacturers and importers. A technical dossier needs to be prepared by manufacturers for pressure equipment and they need to carry out the conformity assessment process. The EU then declares the conformity of the concerned pressure equipment to the applicable requirements and affix the CE mark on the product.
Safety assessment and product testing based on European harmonized standards has to be carried out while conducting conformity assessment.
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