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Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 2014/68/EU – Canada

Helping Canadian companies comply with PED requirements

PED 2014/68/EU for Canadian companies

The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 2014/68/EU establishes requirements for design, manufacturing, and conformity assessment, and it applies to Canadian manufacturers that sell pressure equipment in the EU with a maximum allowable pressure above 7.25 psig or 0.5 bar. The PED scope includes pressure vessels and accessories, steam boilers, piping, safety accessories, and assemblies. Steel mills, who supply materials to the vessel manufacturers, also need to comply with the PED 2014/68/EU Annex I section 4.3.

Manufacturers must comply with the PED before they can obtain the CE Marking. To comply with the PED, Canadian companies’ conformity assessments must be certified by a Notified Body. The conformity assessment procedure provides inspection and quality assessments, depending on the environmental impact and level of risk if equipment failure should occur.

Benefits of complying with the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU:

  • Gain access to the EU pressure equipment market
  • Increase revenue potential
  • Avoid nonconformities that may lead to legal ramifications
  • Ensure pressure equipment meets safety requirements

Our PED 2014/68/EU Services

Conformity Assessment
As an accredited Notified Body for Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU, TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH (0036), through TÜV SÜD Canada, can conduct conformity assessments to ensure that Canadian companies obtain certification for their pressure vessel equipment. Pressure equipment category determines the procedure or procedures performed during a conformity assessment. 

Steps to a conformity assessment:

  1. Determine the fluid group.
  2. Assess the size of the pressure equipment. Volume for vessels or nominal diameter for pipes and pipework.
  3. Establish the risk category.
  4. Determine the conformity module you wish to follow, depending on your production needs.

Since TÜV SÜD is a Notified Body, we offer testing and certification services to ensure that our clients meet the requirements of the PED 2014/68/EU.

Design Review and Verification
Our industrial technical inspection experts can help you to ensure that your pressure equipment designs comply with codes and regulations, avoiding equipment failure and irreversible damage. 

TÜV SÜD Academy offers a wide range of training courses to support your staff's needs.

Supply Chain Services
We offer a range of supply chain services, including global supply chain compliance, supply chain audits, and business continuity planning.

Knowledge Services
TÜV SÜD's industrial technical inspection team is experienced with international design code and regulations. Our team also provides technical assistance for investment projects.

Quality Management System (QMS) Approval
TÜV SÜD can perform QMS approval for manufacturers. 

Our Extensive Experience with PED 2014/68/EU

From our origins as a steam boiler inspection association in 1866, we have been trusted experts in the field of pressure equipment. You can be confident in our technical competency to ensure that your equipment meets the applicable requirements.

Our local experts, based in Ontario, have extensive experience assisting clients with EU certification, including the PED 2014/68/EU. We help Canadian clients meet the PED requirements, allowing them access to the EU market for their industrial equipment. 

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