European & PED Compliance 

European & PED Compliance

 

The Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC (PED) sets out the standards for the design and manufacture of pressure equipment in the European Union. It has been mandatory since May 2002. Per the PED, pressure-containing equipment is classified as piping, pressure vessels, or heat exchangers. Once classified, the equipment must fall within one of five possible categories: SEP (Sound Engineering Practice), Category I, Category II, Category III, or Category IV. The category is determined based upon the volume, pressure, and type of fluid contained. Inspection and documentation requirements increase with higher categories. CSI’s bolt-on products and flexible metal jumpover hoses comply with PED as follows:

  •  ControTrace®: Pressure Vessel Category I and II (depending upon the size)
  •  ControHeat®: Pressure Vessel SEP
  •  Jumpover Hose: Pressure Vessel SEP