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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Adequate means shall be provided for the draining and venting of pressure equipment where necessary:. Requirements relating to notified bodies and recognised third-party organisations. The technical documentation shall specify the applicable requirements and cover, as far as relevant for the assessment, the design, manufacture and operation of the pressure equipment.
Notified bodies, user inspectorates and recognised third-party organisations shall carry out conformity assessments in accordance with the conformity assessment tasks provided for in Article 14, Article 15, Article 16, or in points 3. A copy of the European approval for materials shall be sent to the Member States, the notified bodies and the Commission. That can best be achieved through appropriate coordination and cooperation between conformity assessment bodies. II, because PS x V is greater than The economic operator shall ensure that all appropriate corrective action is taken in respect of all the pressure equipment and assemblies concerned that it has made available on the market throughout the Union.
The obligation to transpose the provisions which are unchanged arises under the earlier Directive. 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.
Furthermore, where the pressure equipment or assembly presents a risk, importers shall immediately inform the competent national authorities of the Member States in which they made the pressure equipment or assembly available on the market to that effect, giving details, in particular, of the non-compliance and of any corrective measures taken. The equipment manufacturer shall take appropriate measures to ensure that the material used conforms with the required specification.
Within three months, a Member State or the Commission may provide comments giving its reasons. Member States shall not, on grounds of the risks due to pressure, prohibit, restrict or impede the making available on the market or the putting into service under the conditions specified by the manufacturer of pressure equipment or assemblies which comply with this Directive.
The personnel responsible for carrying out conformity assessment tasks shall have the following:. Ensuring traceability of pressure equipment and assemblies throughout the whole supply chain helps to make market surveillance simpler and more efficient.
For pressure equipment, non-destructive tests of permanent joints shall be carried out by suitable qualified personnel.
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. European approval for materials shall be issued at the request of one or more manufacturers of materials or equipment, dbrl one of the notified bodies referred to in Article 20 specifically designated for that task.
A user inspectorate shall be capable of carrying out all the conformity assessment tasks assigned to it by Article 16 and in relation to which it has been notified, whether those tasks are carried out by the user inspectorate itself or on its behalf and under its responsibility. As a consequence, vacuum is designated by a negative value.
The Dgel, when preparing and drawing up delegated acts, should ensure a simultaneous, timely and appropriate transmission of relevant documents to the European Parliament and to the Council. All stages of operation and testing, particularly pressure testing, shall be considered.
The relevant economic operators shall cooperate as necessary with the market surveillance authorities for that purpose.
If necessary, the type of stress and the mechanical and technological properties of the joint shall also be taken into account. Assemblies referred to in Article 4 2 shall be subject to a global conformity assessment procedure comprising the following assessments:. 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.
CE marking and EU declaration of conformity. Member States shall build upon existing mechanisms to ensure correct application of the regime governing the CE marking and shall take appropriate action in the event of improper use of that marking.
The technical documentation shall, wherever applicable, contain at least the following elements:. The penalties provided for should be effective, proportionate and dissuasive.
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EU-type examination — production type is the part of a conformity assessment procedure in which a notified body examines the technical design of the pressure equipment and verifies and attests that the technical design of the pressure equipment meets the requirements of this Directive. This programme shall define test conditions and criteria for acceptance or refusal. The eh shall affix the CE marking to each individual pressure equipment that satisfies the applicable requirements of this Directive.
Where, in the course of the monitoring of conformity following the issue of a certificate, a conformity assessment body finds that pressure equipment no longer complies, it shall require the manufacturer to take appropriate corrective measures and shall suspend or withdraw the certificate if necessary. The market surveillance authorities shall inform the Commission and the other Member States, without delay, of those measures. Pressure equipment and assemblies the conformity of which has been assessed by a user inspectorate shall not ef the CE marking.
The EU declaration of conformity shall state that the fulfilment of essential safety requirements set out in Annex I has been demonstrated. Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article thereof. The materials conforming to the European approvals should benefit from a presumption of 79 with the essential safety requirements of this Directive.
The properties of permanent joints shall meet the minimum properties specified for the materials to be joined unless other relevant property values are specifically taken into account in the design calculations. However, national authorities may consider that they possess the appropriate means of carrying out that evaluation themselves.
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Individual items of pressure equipment already bearing the CE marking when incorporated into the ge shall continue to bear that marking. A user inspectorate shall be organisationally identifiable and have reporting dgrll within the group of which it is part which ensure and demonstrate its impartiality. This page was last edited on 4 Julyat To carry out these approvals the third party must perform examinations and tests as set out in the appropriate harmonised standards or equivalent examinations and tests or shall have them performed.
A conformity assessment body, its top vgrl 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 which they assess, nor the representative of any of those parties.
For pressure vessels, the hydrostatic test pressure referred to in point 3. The personnel of a conformity assessment body shall observe professional secrecy with regard to all information obtained in carrying ddgrl their tasks under Article 14, Article 15, or under points 3.
The manufacturer shall perform a final assessment of the pressure equipment, monitored by means of unexpected visits by a notified body chosen by the manufacturer. Member States should take all appropriate measures to ensure that pressure equipment and assemblies may be placed on the market only if, when properly stored and used for their intended purpose, or under conditions of use which can be reasonably foreseen, they do not endanger the health and safety of persons.