PED (Pressure Equipment Directive)

The Pressure Equipment Directive is an EU New & Global Approach Product Directive.

The PED lays down requirements for the design and manufacture of pressure equipment and assemblies with a maximum allowable pressure greater than 0.5 bar gauge (1.5 bar absolute).

Vessels, piping, safety accessories and pressure accessories are included in the scope of the Directive but there are also many excluded products.

Products within the scope of the Directive must comply at the first "putting on the market" or "putting into service" in EEA.
- Contributed by Vaibhav Agarwal