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Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU

Obtain CE Marking for your pressure equipment.

Ensure your pressure equipment is safe and compliant with support from our team of experts.

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What is the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED)?

Providing a legal structure for manufacturing and selling pressure equipment into Europe, the PED certificate allows companies to trade freely across the European Union (EU) without having to go through a local approval regime in every member state.

The PED applies to the design, manufacture and conformity assessment of pressure equipment and assemblies with a maximum allowable pressure greater than 0.5 bar. To help you achieve your PED certification and CE marking, our team of experts can guide you through the process. They can also help you to make sure the pressure equipment that you’re manufacturing, selling, and operating, such as pressure vessels, tanks or boilers, is safe and compliant, so you can continue to trade within the European market without restrictions.

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  • What are the benefits of PED?

    Enhanced safety

    The CE mark on your pressure equipment shows that the products you are manufacturing have been inspected against and comply with EU safety requirements. It is also a key indicator that your products are safe and compliant with EU legislation.

    Commitment to quality

    PED certification demonstrates your organization’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards, providing your customers with confidence in the quality of your products.

    Access to the EU market

    PED certification allows you to trade within the European market without restriction. CE marked products meet European health, safety, and environmental standards, and therefore can be sold in the European Economic Area.

  • Need help with PED?

    The PED provides three routes to conformity, depending both on the equipment and the choice of the manufacturer. These are self-certification, third-party examination, and third-party inspection and quality management certification. Third parties must be registered Notified Bodies which are approved by an accreditation body.

    LRQA was the first Notified Body to be accredited for the PED so by choosing LRQA, you will be working with an organization that has the knowledge, experience, and capabilities to inspect your equipment against the PED requirements and ensure you continue to successfully trade in a competitive market across the EU.

Why work with us?

Globally recognized and accredited

By choosing LRQA, you'll be working with an organization that has the pedigree and proven capabilities to inspect your equipment against the PED's requirements.

Technical expertise

LRQA's technical experts can provide first-hand insights into the requirements of the PED and the logic behind them. Our surveyors are chosen for their sector-specific knowledge and expertise, which means you can be confident that they'll understand the manufacturing challenges you face.

Our expert assessment teams take a collaborative approach that understands the importance of a fast, efficient appraisal with minimal disruption to your business. Using an industry-leading methodology, our design appraisal engineers, inspection personnel and quality system auditors can help you prepare for certification, perform equipment reviews, and provide training for your staff and stakeholders on the PED.

Combining know-how of multiple standards

As a global NoBo, we help companies gain PED certification around the world. Combined with our knowledge of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, we're well placed to help companies large and small with their PED work.

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