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Designer and manufacturer of multitubular heat exchangers, pressure vessels & hydraulic industrial equipments: cylinders, dampers, hydraulic units - Quiri

Gas Spring and Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU

Industry concerned : 
Product concerned : Gas Springs
Gas Spring and Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU - Gas Springs - Quiri
Informations note only applicable for use on French territory

1) Goals and concerned appliances :

The objective of this directive is to ensure the safety of pressurized devices at all stages of production (design, manufacturing, traceability of materials, tests and marking). This directive concerns every pressure equipment (steam generators, pressurized tanks, pipings, hydraulic cylinders, etc.) with a minimal pressure of 0.5 bars above the atmospheric pressure.

2) Application :

  • The Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU is the European relevant directive. It replace the PED 97/23/EC.
  • The decree 2015-799 of 01/07/15 is the transposition of this directive in French law.
  • The Ministerial Order of 15/03/2000 defines the operating conditions of the pressure equipment in France.
  • This Directive concerns only equipments used in the European Union.

 

3) Categories and obligations :

The risk category (PE ranking) is determined by the following criteria :

  • Nature of the gas or fluid
  • Maximal operating pressure in bar (Ps)
  • Inner volume in liter of the equipment (V)

 

With this information the product PsV can be determined for a gas spring containing nitrogen and therefore its category :

  • PsV < 50

Risk category :

Article 4§3

CE marking :

None

Obligations for manufacturer :

Manufacturing according state of the art

Obligations for user :

None

 

  • 50 < PsV < 200

Risk category :

Cat. I module A

CE marking :

Yes

Obligations for manufacturer :

Manufacturing in accordance with the Directive
CE Conformity Certificate

Obligations for user :

None

 

  • 200 < PsV < 1000

Risk category :

Cat. II module D1
(This categorie is marked in our catalogue with a red dot)

CE marking :

Yes + identification number of control agency

Obligations for manufacturer :

Manufacturing in accordance with the Directive
CE Conformity Certificate
Unitary hydraulic testing of equipment under pressure

Obligations for user :

Periodical visual inspection every 40 months (MO 15/03/2000 art. 10§3)
Periodical requalification every 10 years (MO 15/03/2000 art. 22§1)
Requalification in case of repair (MO 15/03/2000 art. 28 & 30)

 

Requalification : inspection and unitary hydraulic test of the equipment and verification of accessories by a certified control agency or establishment who has an appropriate quality assurance system. QUIRI Cie is fully authorized to operate this requalification.

IMPORTANT : non-exhaustive information note, we invite you to consult the current texts.