Pressure equipement 

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

Workshop on Unfired Pressure Vessels and the Pressure Equipment System of the future,
Brussels, 30 November 2017

Technical bodies and activities

CEN Technical Commitees, which work is related to the pressure equipment's field:

Sector Forum and associated helpdesks

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 pressure equipment's field counts one Sector Forum called 'Pressure Equipment Advisory Nucleus (PE-AN)'.
Recent activity:

Three helpdesks have been set up by CEN/BT to answer questions of users and to correct mistakes in the standards:
1) Helpdesk EN 13445 for unfired pressure vessels

Case study: this document describes the experience of the Finnish steel dished ends manufacturer 'Rautaruukki Halikko Works' with the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC and EN 13445:2002.

CEN will be pleased to publish additional case studies from other companies.

2) Helpdesk EN 13480 for Metallic industrial piping

3) Helpdesk EN 12952 for Water-tube and shell boilers

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.
EU Directives
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.

CEN accepted the following European Commission Mandate for standardization work:
  • M/071 in the field of Pressure Equipment

Harmonized 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 'harmonized' European Standards cited in the Official Journal:

Useful links and documents

No useful links and documents at the moment.