Pressure Equipment Directive (PED)

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Pressure Equipment Directive (PED)

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Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB), through its relationship with Hartford Steam Boiler Europe, is able to offer notified body services to those manufacturers shipping vessels to the EEA. The European Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU (PED) is the regulation to which certain classes of pressure retaining equipment must be built in order to be shipped into the countries that make up the European Economic Area (EEA).

The countries listed below typically require / accept PED:

Austria Finland Luxembourg Spain
Belgium France Malta Sweden
Bulgaria Germany Netherlands  Switzerland
Croatia Greece Poland Turkey
Cyprus Hungary Portugal United Kingdom
Czech Republic    Ireland Romania  
Denmark Italy Slovakia  
Estonia Lithuania Slovenia  

The PED covers the design, manufacture, conformity assessment, and assemblies of pressure equipment with a maximum allowable pressure greater than 0.5 bar (7.25 psig).


  • Single Source Inspection Service – Hartford Steam Boiler can perform inspections to all of your pressure equipment requirements. 

  • Global Coverage – Our engineers and inspectors around the world allow us to cost-effectively manage complex, multi-site inspections involving a variety of standards. 

  • Local Presence – We have local representation in Europe, Asia and the Americas so you can strategize globally and act locally.

  • Responsiveness – HSB responds quickly to urgent situations that require accelerated project schedules and high levels of responsiveness.

  • Global Inspection Staff – HSB has more than 450 pressure equipment inspectors and supervisors. We have National Board nuclear and non-nuclear commissioned inspectors in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North and South America.

  • Client Focus – HSB ensures that the delivered services meet clients’ needs and requirements. Services can include everything from incoming material approval to installation and testing.

  • Experience – HSB brings together our knowledge of the ASME Codes and Standards, quality program development and surveillance activity, and combines it with our unique understanding of many international codes, which helps you save time and money.

  • Support – Hartford Steam Boiler is approved to perform pressure equipment inspections to almost all international codes and standards and often assist clients with design reviews and product inspections for international use.

The Notified Body operates a quality management system accredited to EN/ISO 17020:2012 & EN/ISO 17065:2012. A copy of the complaints and appeals procedure is available upon request.

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