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Directive 2014/68/EU - Classification

Classification of Pressure Equipment


By using the software PED Professional you can classify your pressure equipment regarding Directive 2014/68/EU.

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Classification (Directive 2014/68/EU)

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Bases for fluid groups

Fluid classification, which forms the basis of the classification of pressure equipment into the individual categories, will be effected according to CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures).

Given this, fluids will no longer be assigned to one of the two groups (group 1: fluids classified as hazardous and group 2: all other substances) on the basis of seven characteristics that are permissible / impermissible for a fluid. Now, 17 substance characteristics will be important for classification.


Fluids with one of the following characteristics, for example, will be assigned to group 1:


(i)        unstable explosives or explosives of Division 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and 1.5;
(ii)       flammable gases, category 1 and 2;
(iii)      oxidising gases, category 1;
(iv)      flammable liquids, category 1 and 2;;
(v)       flammable liquids, category 3, where the maximum allowable temperature is above the flashpoint;,
(vi)      flammable solids, category 1 and 2;
(vii)     self-reactive substances and mixtures, type A to F;
(viii)    pyrophoric liquids, category 1;
(ix)      pyrophoric solids, category 1;
(x)       substances and mixtures which in contact with water emit flammable gases, category 1, 2 and 3;;
(xi)      oxidising liquids, category 1, 2. and 3;
(xii)     oxidising solids, category 1, 2 and 3;
(xiii)    organic perioxides types A to F;
(xiv)    acute oral toxicity: categories 1 and 2;
(xv)     acute dermal toxicity: categories 1 and 2;
(xvi)    acute inhalation toxicity: categories 1, 2 and 3;
(xvii)   specific target-organ toxicity – single eposure: category 1.

These requirements apply to pressure equipment placed on the market after 1 June 2015.


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