The Directive defines 3 categories for pressure equipment, based on its pressure volume product (P.V) in bar litres and hence its stored energy.
Assessment and conformity procedures are different for each category, ranging from occasional auditing of test procedures for the lowest (category I) hazard up to full ISO9001 quality management and/or notified body type examination for category 3 equipment. The assessment procedures are arranged in a modular structure and manufacturers have the choice of which modules to select (within pre-determined combinations) in order to best suit their application and manufacturing procedures.
In addition to ensuring that the equipment is capable of meeting the performance requirements of the directive, manufacturers must also complete a specified declaration of conformity and they must compile and maintain a technical file of information about how the equipment was designed and manufactured and supply it to the Notified body
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