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The European Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC (PED): An Overview

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Alexander F. Garbolevsky

HSB Global Standards, Framingham, MA

Paper No. PVP2003-1792, pp. 247-248; 2 pages
  • ASME 2003 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Pressure Vessel and Piping Codes and Standards
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA, July 20–24, 2003
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-1694-X
  • Copyright © 2003 by ASME


Development of the European Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC, better known as the “PED was set into motion on April 19, 1994 when the European Parliament delivered its opinion at the first reading on the proposal for a “European Parliament and Council Directive on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning pressure equipment”. The Parliament and Council adopted the Directive, bearing that official title, on May 29, 1997. On May 29, 2002, the PED became mandatory in the countries of the European Economic Area (EEA).

Copyright © 2003 by ASME
Topics: Pressure



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