PED 2014/68/EU, AD 2000 W0/ HP0, ISO 3834

License to trade in the European Market

Pressure Equipment Directive was adopted by the European Parliament and the European Council in May 1997 and from 29 May 2002 has been obligatory to fulfil the requirements throughout the European Union with penalties for non-compliance.

To put any pressure equipment which operates at pressure above 0.5 bar for use in European Market it is mandatory that, Pressure Equipment shall meet the requirements of Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 2014/68/EU. 

To comply with PED requirement equipment shall go through below steps,

  1. Conformity Assessment procedure as per Annexure 2 of PED (may require Notified Body)
  2. CE marking
  3. Issue of Declaration of Conformity

TUV NORD is renowned for its high level of expertise in Pressure Equipment Directive – PED 2014/68/EU inspections and certifications which enable you to comply with the legal requirements for CE marking of pressure equipment which are then accepted throughout the European community and many other countries.

TUV INDIA (TUV NORD Group) provides expertise guidance & knowledge to all the customers with regular Inspection & Audits to the plant through PED Authorized Inspectors available all over India.

Shop Approval

  • Approval of Material Manufacturers Quality System with specific approval of materials under PED 2014/68/EU Annex .I, 4.3 & AD 2000 W0. 
    • Products covered: Basic materials like plates, forging, tubes, castings, etc used in construction of pressure equipment. Beneficial to: Material Manufacturers for export of materials to EU or supply materials to Pressure Equipment manufacturers (of India or any country) for final products being supplied to EU
  • Approval of Equipment Manufacturers Quality System for Welding and Fabrication according to AD 2000 HP0 and ISO 3834.
    • Products covered: Pressure vessels/Tanks, Heat Exchangers, Reactors, Columns, Bullets etc.
    • ISO 3834 also covers welding shops for structural / other applications. Beneficial to: Equipment manufacturers, Fabricators who wish to export their products to European Countries/ Germany.

About AD 2000 Merkblatter

AD 2000 stands for “Arbeitsgemeinschaft Druckbehalter”, which translates to Working Group on Pressure Vessels. “Merkblatter” are “specification sheets” AD 2000 Merkblatter, the German Code for pressure vessel design and manufacture. TÜV NORD as a member of VdTÜV,  part of the working group can certify Pressure Vessels and Material Manufacturers in accordance with the AD 2000 regulations.

The certification includes the following services:

  • Assessment of technical documents
  • Assessment of test reports
  • Assessment of testing procedures
  • Check of the reliability of working procedures and personnel
  • Appraisal of materials used

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