EEMUA PUB NO 237
Pressure Equipment Directive: Global conformity assessment - a guide to site installed assemblies
|Publication Date:||1 September 2018|
This guidance is aimed at all parties (other than notified bodies or user inspectorates - see note below) who are involved in the design and manufacturer of site installed assemblies in the UK. This includes the following parties:
- End users (including those responsible for procurement of the assembly or appointment of contractors)
- Main contractors
- Site erection contractors
- Design consultants
- Control and instrumentation contractors
- Piping contractors
- Commissioning teams
Note: The Conformity Assessment Body Forum (CABF) has published guidance on assemblies aimed at conformity assessment bodies (see CABF PED/SPVD 2014-06-17 on the CIRCA database).
The document is intended to provide the necessary guidance to all parties with responsibilities for the pressure equipment assembly to ensure global conformity assessment can take place.
It applies to the following directives:
- Pressure Equipment Directive (97/23/EC), as implemented by the Pressure Equipment Regulations (PER) 1999
- Pressure Equipment Directive (2014/68/EU), as implemented by the Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations (PESR) 2016
Note: The PED is transposed into UK law through Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations (PESR) 2016 but this document makes reference to the PED throughout.
It excludes assemblies which are placed on the market as complete, factory supplied products. An example of this is a small (bench top) autoclave which is delivered ready for use (ie it is a functional whole with no site based operations required to complete the assembly).
The PED states: "this Directive should not apply to the assembly of pressure equipment on the site and under the responsibility of a user who is not the manufacturer, as in the case of industrial installations." Guidance on the application of national legislation to industrial installations is beyond the scope of this document but some guidance is included on when and how this exception should be applied.