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Directive 2014/68/EU - Scope

In July 2016 the Pressure Equipment Directive (97/23/EC) has be replaced by a new Directive (2014/68/EU) that is aligned to the New Legislative Framework.

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



the complete directive

Druckgeräte Richtlinie 2014 Kompletter Text

Software for pressure equipment: PED Professional

Druckgeräterichtlinie Software

The scope of the directive

  • The directive 2014/68/EU applies for pressure equipment with a maximum valid pressure of more than 0,5 bar.
  • Pressure equipment regarding to the scope of the directive are pressure vessels, tubes, equipment parts and heated pressure equipment for generating steam and hot water.
  • The directive defines only the requirements for the state of pressure equipment - company-requirements are governed by the national regulations.
  • The directive 2014/68/EU is obligatory since July 19th 2016.
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