CEN is developing European Standards that cover a wide range of products, materials and methods to ensure an appropriate level of safety related to the danger of pressure. These standards support the directives for Pressure Equipment (PED) 97/23/EC and Simple Pressure Vessels (SPV) 2009/105/EC that are part of the so called 'New Approach' directives.
News and events
No major news to report at this stage
Technical Bodies and activities
To see the full list of the CEN Technical Committees operating in this area of the pressure equipment sector see:
A Sector Forum is a platform aiming at facilitating the exchange of information between the different stakeholders, coordinating and identifying standardization needs and overlap in a specific field of standardization work.
The Sector Forum 'Pressure Equipment Advisory Nucleus (PE-AN)' recent activities were:
-Survey on the use of harmonised standards in the sector;
- Sector Technical Policy on the support standards;
- Development of application guides aiming in facilitating the design of complex systems such as the one referred above.
Due to the complexity of the main standards in the sector, three helpdesks have been set up by CEN/BT to answer questions of users and to correct mistakes in the standards.
More information about the helpdesks on:
EN 13445:2002, Unfired pressure vessels
CEN will be pleased to publish additional case studies from other companies.
EN 13480:2002 - Metallic industrial piping
For any question, contact the dedicated EN 13480 Helpdesk.
EN 12952 and EN 12953 - Water-tube and shell boilers
For any question, contact the dedicated EN 12952 Helpdesk.
European legislation and mandates
European Standards are developped in the context of European legislation and sometimes come in direct support to particular Directives or Regulations.
CEN has developed a series of European Standards in support of the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 97/23/EC and Simple Pressure Vessels (SPV) 2009/105/EC.
The European Commission's dedicated website.
CEN accepted the following European Commission Mandate for standardization work:
Harmonised European Standards
Check the latest lists of European Standards referenced in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) in support of references of the 'harmonised' European Standards cited in the Official Journal:
Useful links and documents