97/23/EC(Pressure Equipment Directive，PED) Enforced on May 29, 2002. The pressure equipment manufacturer or his authorized representative shall ensure that the pressure equipment to beused in the European Economic Area (EEA) complies with the requirements of the PED Directive and obtains the CE mark. The new PED directive 2014 / 68 / EU has been fully enforced since July 19, 2016.
Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive
2010 / 35 / EU (Transportable pressure equipment Directive, TPED) was issued and replaced the original TPED directive 1999 / 36 / EC, 76 / 767 / EEC, 84 / 525 / EEC, 84 / 526 / EEC and 84 / 527 / EECs on June 16, 2010. The new TPED directive, 2010 / 35 / EU, must be enforced on June 30, 2011. Transportable pressure equipment must comply with the requirements of the TPED directive and obtain an II mark.
Scope of Application of Pressure Equipment Directive:
Pressure equipments and devices with a maximum allowable pressure greater than the 0.5bar are within the scope of the PED and include pressure vessels, piping systems, pressure accessories, safety accessories and pressure equipments. The range of instructions includes all transportable pressure vessels and their fittings, tank, battery car, gas tank and its accessories.
Classification of Pressure Equipment:
The pressure equipment can be classified as I,II,III,V according to its relevant parameters. The classification is determined by the following parameters:
Maximum allowable pressure:
●Types of media (groups 1 and 2);
●volume or nominal diameter (DN).
In Appendix II to PED , nine classification tables for each type of pressure equipment are listed , and the manufacturer can confirm product classification based on the type of pressure equipment and the type of media.
Explosion Proof Product Certification（ATEX）
ATEX is an acronym for "Atmospheres explosive" in French, meaning "explosive environment." As of July 1, 2003, all equipment and protective systems entering the European Economic Area (EEA) and used in explosive environments must comply with the ATEX directive (2014 / 34 / EU).
ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU:
Equipment, protection system, original and control systems used in explosive environment are applicable to the ATEX instruction. The following products are exceptions: medical products, products for explosives, household products, personal protective equipment, sea vessels and mobile offshore platforms, transport equipment and military equipment other than vehicles for potentially explosive environments.
Explosive Atmospheres is a flammable mixture of air in the form of gas, steam, fog, or dust. These combustible mixtures, in normal atmospheric conditions, react with the air and explode when they encounter the detonating source.
Low Voltage Directive（LVD）
Managing the risks associated with the use of electrical equipment:
The low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC is suitable for all products with AC voltages ranging from 50 to 1000 volts and DC voltages from 75 to 1500 volts. Manufacturers of such equipment must manufacture and test products as required by the LVD, place CE labels on their products and put them on the European market.
The directive covers all risks associated with the use of electrical equipment, including mechanical and chemical equipment, health problems caused by noise and vibration, and ergonomics. The directive identifies 11 security objectives that represent essential requirements.
Low-voltage directive covers consumables and means of production, in particular: lighting, switchgear and controls, wiring couplers, wire assemblies, electrical installation equipment and electrical equipment to be incorporated into other equipments, such as transformers and motors. For electrical equipments within the scope of the Directive, the requirements of LVD are sufficient to cover all safety risks, therefore, it is possible to ensure the safe use of power equipment within the intended range of use.
EMC certifies products to ensure that the product is not affected by electromagnetic infection and able to work properly.
The electric and electronic products which have the risk of EMI in their environment must meet the requirements of EMC (2004 / 108 / EC). EMC Directive requires that the production of the products can meet the following requirements:
●It will not cause excessive EMI;
●It will not be affected by excessive exposure.
Such interference may generally be radially transmitted or transmitted through cables and signal cables. Products are tested in accordance with relevant international standards to ensure compliance with specified requirements. The test results, together with other technical documents, will form the basis of the statement of compliance, and the CE logo will be affixed to the product.
The current mechanical directive 2006 / 42 / EC was issued on May 17, 2006, replacing the mechanical directive 98 / 37 / ECissued on July 23, 1998. The EU Mechanical Directive does not address technical details, but focuses on safety and health related mechanical design and structural requirements.
Unlike the Directive 98 / 73 / EC, the 2006 / 42 / EC Directive not only excluded some mechanical equipments, but also specified the applicable mechanical products.
●The scope of the directive 2006/42/EC was expanded, and the hoisting machine at the construction site, the fixed equipment driven by ammunition and other impact machinery will no longer be excluded;
●The distinction between the 2006/42/EC directive and the low voltage directive is no longer determined by the (Main Risk). The six categories of electronic and electrical products listed are covered by low voltage directive, while the electrical risks of other machines is covered by low voltage directive, but the qualification procedures and market requirements are controlled by mechanical directive;
●The boundary between the 2006/42/EC directive and the Lifts Directive is also clarified, in which the lifts with a speed of less than 0.15 m/s are no longer covered by the Lifts Directive and are covered by the mechanical directive;
●In the 2006/42/EC directive, the mechanical compliance evaluation procedure added mechanical manufacturing internal audit compliance assessment and the improved quality assurance procedure based on the original EC type test. The directive also specified detailed compliance assessment requirements for mechanical equipment that is not in the mandatory certification list, the mechanical equipment belonging to the mandatory certification list and the semi finished products.
CSEI ASME Inspection Co.,Ltd. was authorized PED, SPVD, TPED, LIFTS, GAD, MD, ATEX, ADR and RID inspection qualification through our global strategic partner Technicka inspekcia a.s. in 2017. Technicka inspekcia.a.s is the EU approved PED / TPED Directive Certification Notified Body (Notified Body No.: 1354),and is authorized for all conformity assessment models / procedures.
We can work closely with manufacturers to instruct customers to classify their products and select the most appropriate and economical certification mode. A) PED material certification for PED-material manufacturers. B) permanent connection (welding, brazing and expanded connections.Process and personnel qualification assessment; C) design approval d) material approval.