Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU
SI 2016/1105 The Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016
Implemented in the UK by:
Statutory instrument 2016/1105, The Pressure
Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016. Effective 8 December 2016.
previously, Directive 97/23/EC and SI 1999/2001 'The Pressure Equipment
These regulations apply to pressure equipment such as vessels, piping
(including heat exchangers), safety accessories (eg safety valves and
bursting discs) and pressure accessories where the maximum allowable
pressure is greater than 0.5 bar.
The regulations do not apply to our pumps and vent valves. Pumps are
excluded and the volume of vent valves are too small.
Strainers, however could be treated as pressure equipment depending on
the vapour pressure of the fluid, the fluid group (see below), the
strainer volume and the maximum pressure. Although in practice this is
unlikely to arise in most applications, it may occur if you will be using
a strainer with Group 1 fluids or alternatively with Group 2 fluids but
where the vapour pressure of the fluid at the maximum allowable
temperature is greater than 1.5 bar absolute.
- Group 1 fluids are