Pressure equipment manufacturers, suppliers and project owners need to be aware of many regulations, standards and building codes. These include the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code in North America, the Pressure Equipment Directive of the EU (PED), or the Indian Boiler Regulation (IBR).
To remain competitive in this changing market, manufacturers face the challenging task of understanding what national or international requirements apply to their products and how to implement them. It is also important to keep up to date with increasingly complex technologies, processes and market demands.
From our origins as a steam boiler inspection association in 1866, we have been trusted experts in the field of pressure equipment. You can capitalise on our longstanding experience and technical competency to ensure that your equipment meets the relevant requirements.
Test and certification (EU Directive or ASME Code)
TÜV SÜD (Notified Body 0036) provides tests and certifications in line with European Directives such as 97/23/EC, 2010/35/EU and 2009/105/EC.
The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code is currently the foremost set of rules and regulations for pressure equipment and components worldwide. ASME certification enables manufacturers to access global markets.
European market access is achieved through Harmonised European Standards such as EN13445 (unfired pressure vessels), EN 12480 (industrial piping) and EN12952 / EN12953 (boilers), which are increasingly accepted outside Europe.
Design review and verification
Pressure equipment must be designed in compliance with a pressure vessel code or regulation. Non-conformities in the planning phase may lead to equipment failure and irreversible damage.
Given our familiarity with most international design codes and regulations, we are an essential partner for design review and verification.
Our training arm provides a range of courses (EU Pressure Equipment Directive, the Machinery Directive, etc) for your staff.
Supply chain services
TÜV SÜD’s end-to-end service portfolio supports you with complex technical installation projects that require global coordination and utilisation of resources.
This portfolio covers the entire supply chain from vendor qualification, pre- and post-shipment inspection and project expediting to certification of conformity and other procedures.
TÜV SÜD is familiar with international design code and regulations, and provides technical assistance for investment projects (industrial plants).
Our support helps you design and manufacture pressure equipment in compliance with a pressure vessel code or regulation so that you can avoid non-conformities in the planning stage.
Quality system (QS) approval
As an EU Notified Body, TÜV SÜD can perform QS approval for manufacturers.
Save time and cost - through our extensive experience to avoid cost-intensive and time-consuming delays and rework.
Minimise risk - by identifying and avoiding non-conformities at the planning stage that could lead to significant losses.
Increase efficiency - by working with a single partner to achieve a seamless solution throughout your project lifecycle.
Gain wide recognition of certification - with TÜV SÜD’s reputation for independence and impartiality, ensuring widespread acceptance of your certificates and certification marks.