What does pressure equipment mean?
The term pressure equipment stands for a number of products with an inner pressure higher than 0,5 bar. Production and running of pressure equipment are regulated by law. On the following pages you can inform yourself about the different types of pressure equipment, the directives, the approvals and also about compressed air.
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Types of pressure equipment
Unfired pressure vessels means any closed vessel to contain compressed gases and liquids.
Steam heated pressure vessels means airtight and heated vessels or pressure pipe systems for generating water vapour or hot water.
Piping means pipe components intended for the transport of gases or liquids (fluids) which may be connected together for the purpose of integration in a pressure system.
Pressure accessories means devices with an operational function and having an identifiable pressure-bearing housing. They can be welded, soldered and bolted to other pressure equipment. Examples of pressure accessories include valves and housings of measuring devices.
Safety accessories means devices designed to protect pressure equipment against the allowable limits being exceeded. Safety valves are a classic example.
Pressure equipment at netinform
Manufacturers, designers and operators are facing ever-increasing challenges arising from implementation of the national and international requirements for the manufacturing and operation of pressure equipment. But which national and/or international requirements must be complied with, and how must these requirements be implemented in practice? Where can I find competent support, and who are the right partners for design, manufacturing, maintenance and inspection?
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Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EC
The EU adopted a new pressure equipment directive on 27 June 2014. Directive 2014/68/EU repealed Directive 97/23/EC applicable up to that date, and has been aligned to the new legal framework. Inform yourself in depth of all the details and duties involved in the Directive. netinform provides all information clearly and in detail:
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For transportable pressure equipment 2010/35/EU
Unlike the 2014 Pressure Equipment Directive, the 2010/35/EU Pressure Equipment Directive addresses transportable pressure equipment. Transportable pressure equipment includes, but is not limited to, cylinders, large cylinders but also tanks of road or rail tankers. In the section for Directive 2010/35/EU, you can inform yourself in detail about scopes, aspects that need to be taken into account during the manufacturing of an item of pressure equipment, and the inspection itself.
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Compressed air offers the possibility to store energy, transport it over large distances and then convert it into work. Compressed air is a relatively safe energy carrier. Basically, compressed air is simply higher-density atmospheric air. A full range of information about the storage, grades of compressed air quality, preparation and areas of use of compressed air is available here:
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