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Pressure Equipment Directive

What is the Pressure Equipment Directive?

Anyone wishing to market pressure equipment in Europe must comply with the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 2014/68/EU for the design, manufacturing and conformity assessment of pressure equipment with an allowable pressure (PS) of more than 0.5 bar. A CE marking of the products is mandatory. For this purpose all requirements of the PED should be met and preferably harmonized standards, such as the DIN EN 13445, or other national guidelines, such as the AD 2000 rulebook, should be used for the manufacturing of pressure equipment.

For the testing and monitoring of the manufacturers the involvement of competent independent bodies, so-called authorized Notified Bodies is required.

GSI mbH - Notified Body

Since February 2018 the GSI - Gesellschaft für Schweißtechnik mbH is designated by the Zentralstelle der Länder für Sicherheitstechnik (ZLS) as a Notified Body with the identification number 1182 for products and systems in the scope of the Pressure Equipment Device 2014/68/EU. Within the conformity assessment testing activities can be carried out in our ZLS recognized laboratories.

Are you working in the area of the Pressure Equipment Directive?

You want to broaden your range of products and you need additional qualifications and approvals? We are the right partner. As a Notified Body we help you - on the basis of harmonized standards, national rulebooks or international standards - with the quality assurance of your products and the guarantee of construction progress.

Our range of services

  • Support within the production of pressure equipment and assemblies
  • Conduct of design reviews
  • Testing and certification of pressure equipment on the respective production sites of the manufacturer
  • Review and certification of quality assurance systems (eg. acc. to DIN EN ISO 3834-2/3 or AD 2000 HP0)
  • Qualification of joining personnel (eg. acc. to DIN EN ISO 9606-1, DIN EN 13067 or DVS 2212-1)
  • Qualification of joining procedures (eg. acc. to DIN EN ISO 15714-1 or AD 2000 Merkblatt HP 2/1 and HP 5/2)
  • Material evaluation (PMA)
  • Qualifiation of base material manufacturers (e.g. acc. to DIN EN 764-5 together with AD 2000 Merkblatt W 0)
  • Training of welding supervision personnel and testing personnel

You want to start working in this area?

If you, as a manufacurer, want to design, manufacur and market pressure equipment, we support you as a notified body with the acceptance of the pressure equipment and/or the auditing of you quality assurance system.

You also have the opportunity to certify your pressure equipment based on the selection of one of the following modules or a as a combination of the modules.

Ways to the certification of national and/or harmonized standards

  • Manufacturer certification in conjunction with EN ISO 3834-2 or -2
    • according to AD 2000 HP0 / HP100R (national admission pressure equipment/pipeline)
    • according to DIN EN 13445 (unfired pressure equipment)
    • according to DIN EN 13480 (industrial pipelines)
    • according to DIN EN 12952 and -3 (water tube boiler and shell boiler)
    • according to StaWar (Collecting tubes up to 1000 liters)

Ways to the certification of modules

  • Module A2: internal production control with monitored pressure equipment testings in irregular intervals
  • Module B: EU type examination
  • Module D: Conformity with the design on the basis of a quality assurance with regard to the production process
  • Module F: Conformity with the design on the basis of an examination of the pressure equipment
  • Module G: Conformity on the basis of a single testing
  • Module H: Conformity on the basis of a comprehensive quality assurance
  • Module H1: Conformity on the basis of a comprehensive quality assurance with design review


  • Training, examination and certification of welders and operators
  • Procedure testing - within 4 weeks!*
  • Combined certification with other rulebooks
  • Accredited testing laboratoy
  • High flexibility and adherence to schedules
  • Personal contact persons
  • A one-stop service!

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