The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) /68/EU (formerly 97/23/EC) of the EU sets out the standards for the design and fabrication of pressure equipment. Material requirements PED/97/23/EC equipment manufactured from non- conforming materials (e.g., materials that can not be supported with objective. EC-Directive / EG-Richtlinie: Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 97/23/EC except Art. 9. Druckgeräte Richtlinie (DGRL) 97/23/EG ausgenom. Art. 9. Pressure.

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The economic operator shall ensure that all appropriate corrective action is taken in respect of all the pressure equipment and assemblies concerned that it has made available on the market throughout the Union. Before placing on the market the pressure equipment or assemblies referred to in Article 4 1 and 2importers shall ensure that the appropriate conformity assessment procedure in accordance with Article 14 has been carried out by the manufacturer.

Importers who consider or have reason to believe that pressure equipment or assemblies which they have placed on the market are not in conformity with this Directive shall immediately take the corrective measures necessary to bring that pressure equipment or assembly into conformity, to withdraw it or recall it, if appropriate. Provision should therefore 223 made for importers to make sure that the pressure equipment or assembly they place on the market complies with the requirements of this Directive and that they do not place on the market pressure equipment or assemblies which do vgrl comply with such requirements or presents a risk.

A copy of the European approval for materials shall be sent to the Member States, the notified bodies egrl the Commission. It is necessary to increase the efficiency and transparency of the notification procedure and, in particular, to adapt it to new technologies so as to enable online notification.

User inspectorates shall dgtl in, or ensure that their personnel responsible for carrying out conformity assessment tasks are informed of, the relevant standardisation activities and the activities of the notified body coordination group established dgr the relevant Union harmonisation legislation and shall apply as general guidance the administrative decisions and documents produced as a result of the work of that group.

The EU declaration of conformity shall state ev the fulfilment of essential safety requirements set out dgrp Annex I has been demonstrated. Retrieved from ” https: Challenge of the competence of notified bodies, recognised third party organisations and user inspectorates.

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Pressure equipment shall undergo a final inspection to assess visually and by examination of the accompanying documents compliance with the requirements of this Directive. Member States shall lay down rules on penalties applicable to infringements by economic operators of the provisions of national law adopted pursuant to this Directive and shall take all measures necessary to ensure that they are implemented.

Sg address shall indicate a single point at which the manufacturer can be contacted. It shall assign a single such number even where the body is notified under several Union acts.


In order to ensure inter-sectoral coherence and to avoid ad-hoc variants, conformity assessment procedures should be chosen from among those modules. EngvarB from July Use dmy dates from July Articles lacking reliable references from December All articles lacking reliable references All stub articles.

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That can best be achieved through appropriate coordination and cooperation between conformity assessment bodies. The remuneration of the top level management and personnel responsible for carrying out conformity assessment tasks of a user inspectorate shall not depend on the number of assessments carried out or on the results of those assessments.

Furthermore, where the pressure equipment or assembly presents a risk, importers shall immediately inform the competent national authorities of the Member States in which they made the pressure equipment or assembly available on the market to that effect, giving details, in particular, of the non-compliance and of any corrective measures taken.

Under certain procedures for conformity assessment it should be possible for each item to be inspected and tested by a notified body or a user inspectorate as part of the final assessment of the pressure equipment or assembly. Procedure for dealing with pressure equipment or assemblies presenting a risk at national level.

Without prejudice to Article 40, where a Member State makes one of the following findings, it shall require the relevant economic operator to put an end to the non-compliance concerned:.

As a consequence, vacuum is designated by a negative value. The mandate shall allow the authorised representative to do at least the following:. The obligations arising from the provisions on pressure equipment in this Annex also apply to assemblies.

In the case of one-off production of vessels and pressure equipment in category III referred to in point b of Article 4 1 under the module H procedure, the notified body shall perform or have performed the final assessment, as referred to in point 3. Distributors shall, further to a reasoned request from a competent national authority, provide it with all the information and documentation necessary to demonstrate the conformity of pressure equipment or assemblies.

A conformity assessment body shall be a third-party body independent of the organisation or the pressure equipment or assembly it assesses. It shall have appropriate policies and procedures in place that distinguish between tasks it carries out as a user inspectorate and other activities.

It shall immediately inform the other Member States, the notified bodies and the Commission of any withdrawal of an approval. Those procedures should be devised in the light of the level of hazard which is inherent in the pressure equipment or assembly.

Member States should take all appropriate measures to ensure that pressure equipment and assemblies may be placed on the market only if, when properly stored and used for their intended purpose, or under conditions of use which can be reasonably foreseen, they do not endanger the health and safety of persons. The technical documentation shall make it possible to assess the conformity of the pressure equipment to the relevant requirements, and shall include an adequate analysis and assessment of the risk s.

Where a conformity assessment body finds that essential safety requirements set out in Annex I or corresponding harmonised standards or other technical specifications have not been met by a manufacturer, it shall require that manufacturer to take appropriate corrective measures and shall not issue a certificate of conformity.


The notifying authority shall take full responsibility for the tasks performed by the body referred to in paragraph 3. The manufacturer may also choose to apply one of the procedures which apply to a higher category, if available. Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article thereof. That information shall rgrl all available details, in particular the dgro necessary for the identification of the equipment or assembly concerned, the origin and the supply chain of the equipment or assembly, the nature of the risk involved and the nature and duration of the e measures taken.

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A Member State having concerns about the safety of pressure equipment or assemblies shall immediately drgl the Commission of its concerns and provide reasons in support. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The design shall incorporate appropriate safety coefficients using comprehensive methods which are known to incorporate adequate safety margins against all relevant failure modes in a consistent manner.

Since accreditation is an essential means of verifying the competence of conformity assessment bodies, it should also be used for the purposes of notification. The obligations following from those essential safety requirements apply only if the corresponding hazard exists for 997 pressure equipment in question when it wg used under conditions which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer. Various loadings which can occur at the same time shall be considered, taking into account the probability of their simultaneous occurrence.

Where the calculated thickness does not allow for adequate structural stability, the necessary measures shall be taken to remedy the situation taking into e the risks from transport and handling.

EU-type examination — production type is the part of a conformity assessment procedure in which a notified body examines the technical design wg the pressure equipment and verifies and attests that the technical design of the pressure equipment meets the requirements of this Directive. The penalties referred to in the first paragraph shall be effective, proportionate and dissuasive.

The specimen may cover several versions of the pressure equipment provided that the differences between the versions do not affect the level of safety.

Engineering equipment European Union directives Gas technologies Pressure vessels Structural engineering standards in law in the European Union in law in the European Union Engineering stubs. Member States other than dggl Member State initiating the procedure under this Article shall without delay inform the Commission and the other Member States of any measures adopted and of any vgrl information at their disposal relating to the non-compliance of the equipment or assembly concerned, and, in the event of disagreement with the adopted national measure, of their objections.