Pressure Equipment


The manufacturing of pressure equipment according to the European Directive 97/23/EC is obligatory since 29/05/2002. This directive applies to pressure equipment with a working pressure greater than 0,5 bar and relates to: pressure vessels, steam boilers, piping, accessories and assemblies.

The Directive is addressed to the manufacturers and/or their authorized representatives.

The conformity assessment of the pressure equipment is made through a combination of the following:

  • Design/Type examination
  • Inspection of production
  • Quality System certification

TÜV HELLAS is accredited body by ESYD (Greek Accreditation System) and Notified Body in the EU (Notification No: 0654) for the certification of pressure equipment.

Our organization has been trusted by manufacturers of pressure vessels (for oil refineries, chemical industries etc.), LPG tanks, heat exchangers, steam boilers, piping systems, assemblies and valves.

The term "pressure equipment" means pressure vessels and steam boilers. The periodic controls are required not only by the existing legislation but they are necessary for the safe use and the protection of personnel from accidents.

The inspection procedure is subject to Greek legislation and European legislation and specifications.

For pressure vessels:

  • FΕΚ 673Β/02.09.1993,FΕΚ477Β/01.07.1993
  • DRUCKBEHAΕLTER VERORDUNG (German regulation for pressure vessel)
  • TÜV HELLAS (TÜV NORD) SA internal procedures

For steam boilers:

  • FΕΚ 65Α (Decree 277/22.05.63)
  • TRD 505 (German rules for steam boilers)
  • TÜV HELLAS (TÜV NORD) SA internal procedures

TÜV HELLAS is accredited by the ESYD (Greek Accreditation System) for the periodic inspections of pressure vessels and steam boilers.

A large number of companies, and among others, Motor Oil, Unilever, Silver and Baryte, Hellenic Steel, ELVAL, Alumil, trusted TUV HELLAS for the inspection and certification of their pressure equipment.

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