TÜV SÜD America is a Notified Body for the
European Union Pressure Equipment Directive 97 23 EC
With over 130 years of experience with pressure vessel safety, TÜV SÜD is well positioned to assist your organization in achieving proper certification and market access.
Pressure Equipment sold in the European Community
ThePressure Equipment Directive 97 23 EC (PED) was adopted into all European national pressure equipment codes & ordinances, and represents one uniform law for pressure equipment being sold in the European Community. The PED applies to all pressure equipment sold in the European Union with a maximum permissible pressure exceeding 0.5 bar.
Equipment directly affected by the The Pressure Equipment Directive 97 23 EC
- Pressure Vessels
- Heat Exchangers
- Steam Boilers and Components
- Pressure Gas Cylinders
- Piping & Pipelines
- Storage Tanks
- Safety & Pressure Accessories (safety, relief valves, regulators, rupture disks)
The Pressure Equipment Directive 97 23 EC covers essential requirements, but does not give specifics on design, material, manufacturing and testing. These questions may be answered through application of recognized national codes and standards. and through the application of state-of-the-art technology.
Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive (TPED)
TÜV SÜD* America is also a Notified Body for the Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive 2010/35/EU. Similar to the PED, this directive was designed to achieve the free movement of transportable pressure equipment containing dangerous goods within the European Community by road and by rail, and links in many respects with the older European Agreements Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road and by Rail (ADR/RID).
The TPED addresses the safety and requirements of pressure equipment used exclusively for the transport of dangerous goods between community territories.
TÜV SÜD is an authorized inspection and testing body for the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road/Rail (ADR/RID).
* TÜV SÜD America provides Notified Body Services through its parent company, Group TÜV Süddeutschland, which is a Notified Body for the PED & TPED, as well as other EU Directives.