Directive T-PED 2010/35/EU on Transportable Pressure Equipment

Directive 2010/35/EU, also known as T-PED, replacing 1999/36/EC, establishes the rules and procedures to follow for the certification of transportable pressure equipment.

Such equipment must carry a particular marking – the π symbol – mandatory for putting it into service and marketing it within the European Union. Transportable pressure equipment refers to various kinds and shapes of containers designed to transport compressed gases, liquefied gases or gases in solutions and have the following three characteristics:

  • Contents under pressure
  • Hazardous
  • Transportable

The certification process for such equipment involves a series of requirements for the Manufacturer as well as Compliance Verification by a Notified Body.

ECO is a Notified Body authorized by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport and can carry out Compliance Verification activities pursuant to TPED Directive 2010/35/EU aimed at:

  • the approval and authorization for placing newly manufactured transportable pressure equipment on the market;
  • the reassessment of the conformity of transportable pressure equipment already on the market but without the conformity mark, which can be re-evaluated for the TPED;
  • carrying out periodic inspections to verify the maintenance of the safety requirements necessary for the re-use of transportable pressure equipment.

Thanks to the verification activities carried out by ECO, the Manufacturer can certify that the product meets the essential requirements of the applicable Directives and can market it within the European Union.

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