pressure equipment traded within the European Union and the European Economic Area must comply with the basic safety requirements of Directive 2014/68/EU (PED).
The PED applies to manufacturers of pressure equipment, or their authorised representatives, who are responsible for ensuring compliance with the Directive's requirements.
The CE Mark and the EU Declaration of Conformity ensure that products can be freely traded within the European Market.
In order to market category II, III and IV pressure equipment, an authorised body such as AENOR must assess whether or not the design and/or manufacture of the pressure equipment at issue complies with the Modules set forth in the PED.
notified by the
Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and
accredited by the
National Accreditation Entity (ENAC) for this certification, in accordance with modules A2, B, C2, D, D1, E, E1, H and H1.
The PED applies to pressure equipment and associated elements that are subjected to a maximum pressure (PS) of more than 0.5 bar. Pressure equipment is classified, taking into account its characteristics, into four ascending categories based on the level of associated risk. This determines which assessment procedure will be used to establish compliance.
'Pressure equipment' refers to
containers, tubes, safety accessories, pressure accessories, and the assembly of multiple pressure devices to constitute a functional installation (e.g. extinguishers, refrigeration systems, etc.)
The harmonised standards created under a European Commission mandate indicate the requirements of the PED with respect to specific equipment in order to make it easier to apply the Directive.
Conformity assessment procedures (Modules) are explained in the PED and applied based on the type of pressure equipment at issue.
Modules can mean either the design or manufacturing phase of the pressure equipment, or both. Authorities must assess one or both phases, depending on the type of pressure equipment at issue.
Audits performed to monitor the manufacturing process for Modules based on quality assurance systems are easily incorporated into ISO 9001 audits. Companies that have an AENOR certified quality management system can benefit from combining PED and ISO 9001 audits as follows: savings in areas such as planning, resources, etc.
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