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Bureau Veritas is registered as a Competent Body
10-04-2013, 07:52
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Bureau Veritas is registered as a Competent Body

In today’s international marketplace determining which Directives and Standards apply, or which conformity assessment route to apply, can be a difficult but a necessary task to undertake. When dealing with pressure equipment designed above 0.5 bar (7 psig) there are hazards due to the pressure. The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) of the European Union introduced to harmonize regulations across Europe for design and manufacture of pressure equipment over 0.5 bar (7 psig) to ensure free-trade across European countries with proper procedures and codes were followed.

The Pressure Equipment Directive helps to recognize potential equipment misuse. Pressure equipment must be designed according to specific standards. If the design fails, a warning stating the dangers is issued and must accompany the pressure equipment to prevent misuse from occurring.


What is Pressure Equipment Directive (PED)?
The purpose of the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) is to create free-trade across Europe with harmonized standards for the design, manufacture, and conformity assessment of pressure equipment and assemblies with a maximum allowable pressure greater than 0.5 bars.

Pressure Equipment is defined as piping, vessels, safety accessories, pressure accessories and assemblies. This also includes elements attached to pressurized parts, such as: flanges, nozzles, couplings, etc.

What are the key benefits?
Due to the nature of the hazards involved in the use of pressure equipment, it is necessary to establish procedures for assessing compliance with the basic requirements of PED
Reduces the risk of danger and misuse of pressure equipment


Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas is the worldwide leader specialized in QHSE&SA services. Certified to ISO 9001 for all of its activities throughout the world, the company has earned a large number of accreditations and notifications.

The reassurance of working with an officially recognized conformity assessment body, like Bureau Veritas, is invaluable. Working with Bureau Veritas adds more than applicable regulation to your product. It also gives you a high degree of credibility that few others can match.

With more than 40,000 employees in 900 offices and laboratories covering 140 countries, Bureau Veritas is able to act quickly on its clients' behalf anywhere in the world.

Personalized Service
At Bureau Veritas, we are committed to meeting your evolving needs and helping you anticipate new market trends. We offer you customized and specialized services to meet your Compliance needs throughout your supply chain. - We perform a systematic, independent audit of the management system to identify strengths and areas for improvement.

What is a “competent body” for the certification of the quality (assurance) systems of material manufactures?

A competent Body is any third-party body established as a legal entity within the Community which has recognized competence in the assessment of quality assurance systems for the manufacture of materials and in the technology of the materials concerned.

Is Bureau Veritas registered as a Competent Body?

Yes, Bureau Veritas is a registered Competent Body. The registration is issued in France and we are certified under the ISO 9001 quality management system.

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