Pressure Equipment Directive ped / 2014/68 / eu

Similar to other industries, welding is a subject to European Parliament standards and directives. The Pressure Equipment Directive ped / 2014/68 / eu was issued by the European Parliament on 15 May 2014. It includes the harmonization of the rules of the Member States in the field of manufacturing pressure equipment available on the market. Welding advice and inspections include the implementation and control of the implementation of the principles described in the directive. The regulations contained in the pressure equipment directive PED / 2014/68 / eu are primarily intended to prevent the introduction of an increasing number of unfairly and improperly certified devices onto the market.


When does the PED Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68 / eu apply? 

The obligation to implement the directive lies with all manufacturing companies involved in the supply chain. By introducing a uniform standard - safety is increased, e.g. by implementing welding instructions. The directive is used when using pressure equipment with an allowable pressure higher than 0.5 bar, that is why it is important the correct implementation into welding plants.

Welding Consulting provides certification services for welding and helps to implement Pressure Equipment Directive PED 2014/68 / eu, along with all the requirements that concerns welding. As with other welding certificates or WPQR / WPS procedures, we start with a visit to our client's plant, and then we develop a plan to implement the regulations of the directive.