Certification of Pressure Equipment

Assisting Manufacturers with Certification of Pressure Equipment

Assisting manufacturers with certification and approval of pressure equipment in accordance with the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED), the Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive (TPED) and the Simple Pressure Vessels Directive (SPVD).

The benefits you get from Certification of Pressure Equipment

  • Certification of QA systems in accordance with PED, TPED and SPVD

  • Opens access to the European market with CE marking

  • One global partner for all types of pressure equipment

  • One global partner for all modules or conformity assessment activities

Certification of Pressure Equipment

About Certification of Pressure Equipment

All manufacturers of pressure equipment must ensure that their products fulfil essential safety requirements in relevant directives before signing the declaration of conformity and placing the product on the European market. For many types of pressure equipment there are mandatory requirements to involve a notified body in the design and manufacturing process. With DEKRA’s notified body services related to pressure equipment, we help manufacturers to fulfill the mandatory assessment and inspection requirements within the directives for pressure equipment (PED), simple pressure vessels (SPVD) and transportable pressure equipment (TPED).

In order to meet the legal requirements and ultimately place the product on the market, a manufacturer often has to involve a notified body in the manufacturing process. With decades of relevant experience and a worldwide support network, DEKRA is ideally equipped for this service and therefore provides legal certainty for the manufacturer.

As a notified body for pressure equipment, DEKRA performs conformity assessments and inspections related to the following directives and according to the listed assessment modules or inspections.

Pressure Equipment Directive (PED)

  • Module A2 – Internal production control plus supervised pressure equipment checks at random intervals
  • Module B – EU-type examination – production type
  • Module B – EU-type examination – design type
  • Module C2 – Type conformity based on internal production control plus supervised pressure equipment checks at random intervals
  • Module D – Type conformity based on quality assurance of the production process
  • Module D1 – Quality assurance of the production process
  • Module E – Type conformity based on pressure equipment quality assurance
  • Module E1 – Quality assurance of final pressure equipment inspection and testing
  • Module F – Type conformity based on pressure equipment verification
  • Module G – Conformity based on unit verification
  • Module H – Conformity based on full quality assurance
  • Module H1 – Conformity based on full quality assurance plus design examination
  • European approval for materials according to article 15
  • Approval of permanent joining personnel according to Annex I, 3.1.2
  • Approval of permanent joining procedures according to Annex I, 3.1.2

Simple Pressure Vessels Directive (SPVD)

  • Module B – EU-type examination
  • Module C – Type conformity based on internal production control
  • Module C1 – Type conformity type based on internal production control plus supervised product testing
  • Module C2 – Type conformity based on internal production control plus supervised product checks at random intervals

Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive (TPED)

Pressure receptacles including gas cartridges, their valves and other accessories when appropriate:

  • Exceptional checks
  • Intermediate inspections
  • Periodic inspections
  • Reassessment of conformity
  • Type examination and type approval

Tanks, battery vehicles/wagons, multiple-element gas containers (MEGCs), their valves and other accessories when appropriate:

  • Exceptional checks
  • Intermediate inspections
  • Periodic inspections
  • Reassessment of conformity
  • Type examination and type approval