Certification of Pressurized Equipment and Vessels
Pressure equipment describes a diverse group of demanding, potentially dangerous structures. Therefore the European Union has developed directives and, along with national legislation, these set strict requirements concerning mechanical safety, durability and operational security of the equipment and assemblies. The Directive concerns items such as vessels, pressurized storage containers, heat exchangers, steam generators, boilers, industrial piping, safety devices, assemblies and pressure accessories. Safety and other requirements need to be taken into account already at the design stage of new pressure equipment.