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EU - 97/23/EC

Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Approximation of the Laws of the Member States Concerning Pressure Equipment

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Organization: EU
Publication Date: 29 May 1997
Status: active
Page Count: 55
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Scope and definitions

1. This Directive applies to the design, manufacture and conformity assessment of pressure equipment and assemblies with a maximum allowable pressure PS greater than 0,5 bar.

2. For the purposes of this Directive:

'Pressure equipment' means vessels, piping, safety accessories and pressure accessories. Where applicable, pressure equipment includes elements attached to pressurized parts, such as flanges, nozzles, couplings, supports, lifting lugs, etc.

'Vessel' means a housing designed and built to contain fluids under pressure including its direct attachments up to the coupling point connecting it to other equipment. A vessel may be composed of more than one chamber.

'Piping' means piping components intended for the transport of fluids, when connected together for integration into a pressure system. Piping includes in particular a pipe or system of pipes, tubing, fittings, expansion joints, hoses, or other pressure-bearing components as appropriate. Heat exchangers consisting of pipes for the purpose of cooling or heating air shall be considered as piping.

 

Document History

July 4, 2011
Corrigendum to Directive 97/23/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 May 1997 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning pressure equipment
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July 1, 2009
Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Approximation of the Laws of the Member States Concerning Pressure Equipment
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97/23/EC
May 29, 1997
Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Approximation of the Laws of the Member States Concerning Pressure Equipment
Scope and definitions 1. This Directive applies to the design, manufacture and conformity assessment of pressure equipment and assemblies with a maximum allowable pressure PS greater than 0,5 bar....

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