Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) – 2014/68/EU lays down the legal requirements that the pressure equipment needs to meet before it is placed in the European Market for the first time.
The legal requirements laid down in the directive are regarding the safety, design and manufacturing of the pressure equipment. PED – 2014/68/EU is applicable to the equipment and the assemblies of such equipment where the maximum allowable pressure is greater than 0.5 bar.
As per Directive 2014/68/EU, the term ‘Pressure Equipment’ is defined as piping, vessels, pressure accessories and safety accessories. In some cases, it also includes components attached to pressurized parts like nozzles, lifting lugs, supports etc.
The Pressure Equipment is classified into 5 categories:
- Category Ⅰ
- Category Ⅱ
- Category Ⅲ
- Category Ⅳ (being the highest hazard category)
To identify the category in which the equipment falls, the manufacturer must be able to answer to the following questions:
- What is the type of equipment? – Whether it’s piping, vessel, steam generator
- What is the state of the intended fluid contents? – Whether its liquid or gaseous
- What is the fluid group of the intended contents? – Group 1 or Group 2
Only Category Ⅰ and products falling under Sound Engineering Practice Category are allowed for self-declaration by the manufacturer, although only the products falling in Category Ⅰ can have CE mark under Pressure Equipment Directive. The products falling under Categories Ⅱ, Ⅲ and Ⅳ need the involvement of a Notified Body.
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