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New Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU

What is the EU's New Directive? (29.10.2014)

Pressure Equipment Directive (97/23/EC) is being replaced by a new Directive (2014/68/EU) that is aligned to the New Legislative Framework. Manufacturers of pressure equipment and vessels will need to review and adapt their CE marking procedures and documentation.

The directive explained:

Everything about the Directive 2014/68/EU

On the following pages you will find comprehensive further information regarding the directive, for example the most important changes for manufacturers, assignees and importers.

Scope /
Area of application

Druckgeräterichtlinie 2014 Geltungsbereich

Classification of pressure equipment

Druckgeräterichtlinie 2014 Einstufung Druckgeräte

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Druckgeräterichtlinie 2014 Anwendungsbereich


Druckgeräterichtlinie 2014 Begriffsbestimmungen

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Effective Dates for the New Directive:

  • June 1, 2015:
    Article 13 on Classification of dangerous substances for the Classification of Pressure Equipment and Assemblies
  • July 19, 2016:
    The new guideline 2014/68/EU replaces the old Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EG obligatorily.

What remained, what changed?

There is no change in The Scope of the PED or to Conformity Assessment tables.

Most of the changes to the new Directive have to do with re-wording, re-ordering, and re-numbered, there are very few changes to conformity and most have to do with updating documentation.

Existing Certificates shall be valid under this Directive (article 48).

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