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.
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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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