If you design or manufacture pressure equipment, it is essential that you comply with the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) and select the right conformity assessment module for your business. At British Engineering Services, we offer a complete range of PED inspection, testing and certification services. They include:
As part of your obligations as a duty holder, you need to ensure that you work with a company that has the necessary experience and qualifications to competently complete the PED services you require. At British Engineering Services, our accreditations are extensive, we sit on
The Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU is European legislation that covers all pressure equipment throughout Europe. The PED provides the legal structure by which pressure equipment can be manufactured and sold throughout the European Union without having to go through a local approval regime in every member state, ensuring common standards of safety.
The Directive applies specifically to the design, manufacture and conformity assessment of pressure equipment and assemblies with a maximum allowable pressure greater than 0.5 bar gauge including vessels, piping, steam generators, safety accessories and pressure accessories.
The PED applies to all designers and manufacturers, including importers and distributors of pressure equipment which is placed on the market within the European Economic Area.
Some typical examples of the pressure equipment covered by the Directive
There are a number of questions that we are often asked by our customers. You can view some of them below. However, if you can't find what you're looking for, please click here to speak to one of our PED experts for their advice.
The obligation for the safety and compliance of pressure equipment and assemblies does not only lie in the hands of manufacturers. Under the PED, the responsibility for compliance extends to the entire supply chain. Find out which Economic Operators are held responsible for compliance and what are they actually accountable for in the following blog.
There are various routes available to confirm conformity with the PED. The route applicable depends on the level of risk – which factors in the equipment’s pressure rating, volume and fluid content. The conformity method determines whether a Notified Body must be involved and whether a CE mark may be affixed to the product.
19 July 2016 saw the first change in the PED in 17 years with the implementation of the PED 2014/68/EU. The new Directive is aligned to the New Legislative Framework (NLF) and establishes identical technical requirements and regulations for all pressure equipment designers and manufacturers within the EU.