The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 2014/68/EU (replaced (PED) 97/23/EC last year) is a fundamental peice of European legislation relation to the safety of pressure equipment throughout Europe.

The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) applies 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, safety accessories and pressure accessories.

Not all pressure equipment is covered by this directive as The Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive and the Simple Pressure Vessels Directive both cover certain equipment and products which present a relatively low hazard from pressurization. These may be covered by other directives, e.g. Machinery Equipment Directive, ATEX Directive, Low Voltage Directive or the Electro Magnetic Compatibility Directive.

We offer technical advice to help you understand the regulations, testing and CE marking for the PED.

Typical examples of pressure equipment covered include:

  • shell and water tube boilers
  • heat exchangers
  • pressure vessels
  • process pipework
  • electric heaters
  • valves – isolation
  • valves – control
  • meters
  • reliefe valves
  • safety valves
  • bursting discs
  • buckling rods
  • controlled safety pressure relief systems
  • pressure switches
  • temperature switches

fluid level switches