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Product Consulting, Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive
 
  1. What is Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive?
    This Directive applies to the design, manufacture, conformity assessment and periodic reassessment of transportable cylinders, tubes, cryogenic vessels and tanks for transporting gases as well as hydrogen cyanide, hydrogen fluoride and hydrofluoric acid. This directive also covers associated valves and includes both refillable and non-refillable cylinders. It applies to existing equipment as well as new equipment introduced since the implantation date, 1st July 2001. Existing equipment is checked for compliance during periodic assessments. A specific lift of exclusions from this directive exists. The Directive defines 3 categories of pressure equipment, based on pressure volume in bar. liters and hence its stored energy.

    Assessment and conformity procedures are different for each category, ranging from occasional auditing of test procedures for the lowest (category I) hazard up to full ISO9001 quality management and/or notified body type examination for category 3 equipment. Aspects of the design, production and testing of the equipment are the subject of a large number of harmonized standards. In addition to ensuring that the equipment is capable of meeting the performance requirements of the directive, manufacturers must also complete a specified declaration of conformity and they must compile and maintain a technical file of information about how the equipment was designed and manufactured and supply it to the Notified body. The ADR specifies what needs to be marked on the equipment and included in the instructions

  2. Why certification for Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive

  3. What is the purpose of Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive ?
    The purpose of the TPED is to provide for a legal structure whereby pressure equipment to be transported under pressure can be manufactured and sold and used throughout the European community without having to go through a local approval regime in every member state and can be transported between EU member states and beyond. The means by which this is achieved is to ensure common standards of design, manufacture, testing and certification in all transportable pressure equipment sold and used within the European Economic Area. Manufacturers, and owners of cylinders for compressed gases are therefore able to meet the requirements for approval in any member state of the EU, and do not have to repeat the process when selling goods in any other state.

    In most cases, clearly, manufacturers will have their equipment approved in their home state. Manufacturers outside of the EU may also have approvals and test work undertaken at their own factory (and in all cases this is obligatory) but responsibility for compliance with the requirements of the directive will ultimately rest on the person responsible for placing the product on the EU market place as well as suppliers of compressed gases, who transport their goods in cylinders.

  4. What is Notified Body for Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive?

  5. Step to achieve Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive

  6. Which product can go for Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive ?
    Typical examples of pressure equipment covered include :
    • Fuel gas cylinders
    • Welding gas cylinders
    • Road tankers for transport of compressed gases
    • Battery vehicles containing bundles of cylinders joined by a manifold
    • Containerized vessels for compressed gases
    • Cylinders incorporated in life rafts and lifejackets
    • Vessels for cryogenically cooled gases

  7. What are the advantage of Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive

  8. Important links for Pressure Equipment Directive
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