Pressure equipment directive
Government department lead
BIS (Business, Innovation &Skills) for guidance on policy (previously BERR and DTI) and HSE for enforcement.
The Directive covers the placing on the European Market or putting into service of pressure equipment and assemblies with a maximum allowable pressure PS greater than 0.5 bar. Pressure equipment means vessels, piping, safety accessories and pressure accessories. Assemblies means several pieces of pressure equipment assembled to form an integrated, functional whole.
Reports from the Working Group Pressure (WGP) can be found at European Commission product directives.
One of the main topics for the WGP is the European Commission's proposal to align the Pressure Equipment (PED) and Simple Pressure Vessels (SPV) Directives to the New Legislative Framework (NLF).