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 Commission shall draw up a report in respect of the delegation of power not later than nine months before the end of the five-year period. A user inspectorate, its top level management and the personnel responsible for carrying out the conformity assessment tasks shall not be the designer, manufacturer, supplier, installer, purchaser, owner, user or maintainer of the pressure equipment or assembly dggl they assess, nor the authorised representative of any of those parties.

In the case of materials recognised as being safe to use before 29 Novemberthe notified body shall take account of the existing data when certifying such conformity.

Compliance with the essential safety requirements is necessary in order to ensure the safety of pressure equipment. Any economic operator that either places ey equipment or assemblies on the market under his own name or 233 or modifies pressure equipment or assemblies in such a way that compliance with the requirements of wg Directive may be affected should be considered to be the manufacturer and should assume the obligations of the manufacturer.

A user inspectorate shall be organisationally identifiable and have reporting methods within the group of which it is part which ensure and demonstrate its impartiality. They shall also include a statement that references in existing laws, regulations and administrative provisions to the Directive repealed by this Directive shall be construed as references to this Directive. The materials used ev the manufacture of pressure equipment or assemblies which are in conformity with European approvals for materials, the references of which have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union in accordance with Article 15 4shall be presumed to be in conformity with the applicable essential 9 requirements set out in Annex I.

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This Directive should harmonise national provisions on risks due to pressure. To ensure effective access to information for market surveillance purposes, in cases where pressure equipment or an assembly is covered by several pieces of Union harmonisation legislation, the information required to identify all applicable Union acts should be available in a single EU declaration of conformity.

A body belonging to a business association or professional federation representing undertakings involved in the design, manufacturing, provision, assembly, use or maintenance of pressure equipment or assemblies which it assesses, may, on condition that its independence and the absence of any conflict of interest are demonstrated, be considered such a body. It is not necessary for the CE marking to be affixed to each individual item of pressure equipment making up an assembly.

This supporting evidence shall mention any documents that have been used, in particular where the relevant harmonised standards have not been applied in full. Views Read Edit View history. Manufacturers should draw up an EU declaration of conformity to provide information required under this Directive on the conformity of dgfl pressure equipment or assembly 997 the requirements of this Directive and of other relevant Union harmonisation legislation.


Importers 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 an assembly in a language which can be easily understood by that authority.

Provision should also be made for importers to make sure that the conformity assessment procedures have been carried out and that marking of pressure equipment or assemblies and documentation drawn up by manufacturers are available for inspection by the competent national authorities.

If a conformity assessment body demonstrates conformity with the criteria laid down in harmonised standards, it should be presumed to comply with the dggrl requirements set out in this Directive. Conformity assessment bodies wg participate in, or ensure that their personnel responsible for carrying out conformity assessment tasks are informed of, the relevant standardisation activities and 2 activities of dgr, notified body coordination group established under 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.

Before making the pressure equipment or assembly referred to in Article 4 3 available on the market, distributors shall verify that that pressure equipment or assembly is accompanied by adequate instructions for use, in a language which can be easily understood by consumers and other users in the Member State in which that pressure equipment or assembly is to be made available on the market, and that the manufacturer and the importer have complied with the requirements set out in Article 6 5 and 6 and Article 8 3 respectively.

In choosing the most appropriate solutions, the manufacturer shall apply the principles set dgel below in the following order:. The Commission shall without delay enter into dgr with the Member States and the relevant economic operator or operators and shall evaluate the national measures taken.

Pressure equipment and assemblies below or equal to the limits set out in points ab and c of paragraph 1 and in paragraph 2 respectively shall be designed and manufactured in accordance with the sound engineering practice of a Member State in order to ensure safe use.

The notified body may issue the European approval for materials taking into account the comments submitted. Activities may be subcontracted or carried out by a subsidiary only with the agreement of the client. The following pressure equipment shall satisfy the essential safety requirements set out in Annex I:.

Pressure Equipment Directive (DGRL 97/23 EC)

In other cases provision should be made to ensure that the final assessment may be monitored by a notified body by means of unexpected visits.

Moreover, due care should be exercised in particular in selecting materials in order to prevent brittle-type fracture where necessary; where for specific reasons brittle material has to be used appropriate measures shall be taken. Conformity assessment cgrl frequently subcontract parts of their activities linked to the assessment of conformity or have recourse to a subsidiary. The economic operator shall ensure that corrective action is taken in respect of all the equipment or assemblies concerned that he has made available on the market throughout the Union.

An authorised representative shall perform the tasks specified in the mandate received from the manufacturer. Manufacturers shall ensure that their pressure equipment or assemblies bear a type, batch or serial number or other element allowing their identification, or, where the size or nature of the equipment or assembly does egg allow it, that the required information is provided dfrl the packaging or in a document accompanying dgro equipment.

Pressure equipment subject to a pressure of not more than 0,5 bar does not pose a significant risk due to pressure. A notifying authority shall be organised in such a way that each decision relating to notification of a conformity assessment body is taken by competent persons different from those who carried out the assessment.


A user inspectorate shall be established under national law of a Member State and have sgrl personality. It shall assign a single such number even where the body is notified under several Union acts. Materials used for the manufacture of pressure equipment shall be suitable for such application during the scheduled lifetime unless replacement is foreseen.

This assembly shall be subjected to a comprehensive procedure for assessing conformity. This includes cases where the importer would have to open the packaging to put his name and address on the pressure equipment or assembly. The penalties 32 to in the first paragraph shall be effective, proportionate and dissuasive.

Bereits seit dem Member States should be in a position to allow the showing vgrl trade fairs of pressure equipment which is not yet in conformity with the requirements of this Directive.

Such rules may include criminal penalties for serious infringements. A manufacturer may, by a written mandate, appoint an authorised representative. Where necessary, pressure equipment shall be so designed and, where appropriate, fitted with suitable accessories, or provision made for their fitting, to meet damage-limitation requirements in the event of external fire, having particular regard to its intended use.

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They shall ensure that the manufacturer has drawn up the technical documentation, that pressure equipment or assemblies bear the CE marking and are accompanied by instructions and safety information in accordance with points 3. Where severe conditions of erosion or abrasion may arise, adequate measures shall be taken to:.

A pressure strength test, the purpose of which is to check that, at a pressure with a defined safety margin in relation to dbrl maximum allowable pressure, the equipment does not exhibit significant leaks or deformation exceeding a determined threshold. Provision should therefore dgtl made for importers to make sure that the pressure equipment or assembly they place on the market complies rg the requirements of this Directive and that they do not place on the market pressure equipment or assemblies which do not comply with such requirements or presents a risk.

The following provisions apply as a general rule. Since further amendments are to be made, that Directive should be recast in the interests of clarity. The provisions laid down in some of those Directives deal also with the risk due to pressure.

In other words, an installation created by the user under his responsibility is out of the PED, but only subject to compliance with the existing national legislation. When deemed appropriate with regard to the risks presented by pressure equipment or assemblies, importers shall, to protect the health and safety of consumers and other users, carry out sample testing of pressure equipment and assemblies made available on the market, investigate, and, if necessary, keep a register of complaints, of non-conforming pressure equipment or assemblies and recalls of such equipment, and shall keep distributors informed of any such monitoring.

A notifying authority shall not offer or provide any activities that conformity assessment bodies perform or consultancy services on a commercial or competitive basis. The pressure accessories defined in point 5 of Article 2, and referred to in Article 4 1 dare classified on the basis of:.

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