The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) (2014/68/EU) applies to the design, manufacture and conformity assessment of stationary pressure equipment with a maximum allowable pressure greater than 0,5 bar. The directive entered into force on 20 July 2016.
The Pressure Equipment Directive aims to guarantee free movement of the products in its scope while ensuring a high level of safety.
The implementation of the Directive is supported by a set of PED Guidelines and guidance documents:
These guidelines are not legally binding – instead, they help to ensure that the directive is applied consistently. Unless otherwise indicated, they represent the unanimous opinion of the Working Group Pressure composed of representatives of the national authorities of the Member States.
The list of references of harmonised standards is published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
The list of references of European Approvals for Materials is published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
The list of notified bodies, user inspectorates and recognised third party organisations notified by the Member States is available in the NANDO database.