In the European Union and in the European Economic Area,
transportable pressure equipment must meet the requirements established in Directive 2010/35/EU (TEPED, Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive). The technical requirements that must be met by equipment are set out in the
The TPED is applicable to manufacturers of transportable pressure equipment or their authorised representatives, as well as to the owners and/or operators of the equipment (people who use the equipment), all of whom are responsible for complying with the requirements.
Pi marking ensures the free flow of products within the European Market.
To market transportable pressure equipment, it is compulsory for a notified body, such as AENOR, to assess the design conformity and the production of transportable pressure equipment, in accordance with the requirements of the ADR/RID.
Transportable pressure equipment in use must undergo periodic controls with the frequency established in the ADR/RID. Similarly, the regulation requires that a notified body such as AENOR assess the compliance of these activities.
notified by the
Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and as an ENAC certified Inspection Entity with certification no. 332/EI662 for the following procedures
assess conformity, along with periodical controls and revaluation, applied to pressure receptacles and their valves, according to chapter 6.2 of the ADR/RID:
The TPED applies to:
The European standards included in the ADR/RID stipulate the requirements of the ADR/RID for specific equipment, thereby facilitating their application.
Periodic controls enable owners and operators of equipment to ensure that the safety levels of equipment are maintained.
The conformity assessment and periodic control procedures for containers and receptacles are detailed in the ADR/RID. The conformity reassessment procedure is described in the TPED.
The conformity assessment procedures refer to the design and production phases of pressure equipment. The assessment and periodic control activities carried out by the notified body include: documentation reviews, testing, inspections, and audits.
The surveillance audits of the quality management systems used by the inspection service of the applicant are integrated seamlessly in the ISO 9001 audits.
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