The Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU – Implementation in practice

The PED sets out the legally binding safety standards for pressure equipment in the EU. Only pressure equipment and assemblies meeting the safety requirements and certification and inspection procedures of the PED may be placed on the Community market. The implementation of the PED presumes that manufacturers, customers, third-party bodies and other economic operators as well share a consistent level of knowledge.
The new PED 2014/68/EU implying major changes as well as extended obligations of parties implied – manufacturers, third-party bodies, distributors in the supply chain, national authorities – is applicable from 19 July 2016.