The CE marking of pressure equipment is mandatory for placing products on the European market in accordance with European Directive 97/23/EC as incorporated by the Greek Legislation – Gov. 987/V/1999 – and for manufacturers of pressure equipment.
The CE marking of simple pressure vessels is mandatory for placing products on the European market in accordance with the European Directive 2009/105/EC and for manufacturers of simple pressure vessels.
Pressure equipment considered containers, pressure piping, safety accessories and pressure accessories. Typical examples are the gas tanks, ammonia, steam boilers, heat the Alternate. Simple pressure vessel means any welded vessel subjected to an internal gauge pressure greater than 0,5 bar, intended to contain air or nitrogen, and is not intended to be fired.
What is CE marked pressure equipment and simple pressure vessels
The CE CE, which means “Conformite Européenne,” is a label that must appear in all pressure equipment sold in the Member States of the European Union (EU). The signal can be regarded as a “passport” that allows manufacturers worldwide to transport and sell their products freely within the internal market of the European Union.
Characterization CE inform millions of European consumers that the manufacturer has been manufacturing products in accordance with European regulations on health, safety and the environment. The certification process is defined by the above EU Directives and generally includes:
Application indicating the type of equipment and the conformity assessment category required by the above EU Directives.
Technical dossier drawn up in conformity with the Annexes to Directives which generally contains:
description of equipment – technical description
Complete Mechanical plans (signed by engineer)
Study the structure according to the harmonized standard.
List the materials and material certificates. The materials used must be in accordance with the harmonized standard and certificates to comply with the provisions of the standard.
Certificates welding methods to meet the manufacturing processes.
Certificates welded in place.
Non-destructive testing by an accredited testing laboratory in accordance with the harmonized standard.
After the presentation of the above and upon approval of the technical documentation the notified operator follows the control provisions of the European Directive in accordance with the method of conformity assessment that has been selected by the manufacturer.