Pressure Equipment

Equipment with a pressure of 0.5 bar or more is subject to the Pressure Equipment Directive (2014/68/EU). The way in which the directive is applied depends on the design specifications of the equipment; the working pressure, pipe diameter or vessel capacity, together with the medium in the equipment, determine which category the product falls under. The Directive distinguishes various hazard categories, for which different assessment procedures must be carried out.

In addition, various items of equipment are excluded from the Directive. For instance, category I equipment is excluded from the Pressure Equipment Directive when the Machinery Directive or the Atex Directive apply.

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Our services

  • Determine the hazard category of pressure equipment;
  • Determine whether equipment falls under exclusion clauses of the Directive;
  • Check the equipment against the essential health and safety requirements of the Directive;
  • advice on technical measures to be taken and which conformity procedures need to be followed.

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