Guide, Step by Step through the Directive 97/23/EC
What is the pressure-equipment directive´s scope of application ?
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- The new directive applies to pressure equipment with a maximum permissible pressure exceeding 0,5 bar.
- Pressure equipment that falls under the directive´s scope of application comprises pressure vessels, pipes an accessory parts, as well as heated pressure devices used for the generation of steam and hot water.
- The directive is exclusively concerned with quality requirements pertaining to the pressure equipment - operational requirements continue to be governed by national regulations.