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       Pressure Equipment 10/11/2010
CABF Pressure Equipment in Brussels

39th meeting of the Conformity Assessment Bodies Forum Simple Pressure Vessels and Pressure Equipment according to Directives 97/23/EC and 2009/105/EC in Brussels


On 09 and 10 November 2010 the CABF SPV/PED held its autumn meeting at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels.


Chairman of the group is Michael Hahn, TÜV SÜD; the Technical Secretariat is managed by CEOC member VdTÜV/ Germany.


Issues (among others):


Alignment of Pressure Equipment Directive (with 10 other ‘New Approach Directives’ - ‘Omnibus approach’), report by European Commission representative Hans D’hooge. No documents tabled yet. Proposal awaited for end 2011, but possibly delayed. For the SVPD, modules will not be touched, according to Mr D’hooge.

Reports from various working groups (Working Party Materials, Working Party Guidelines …).


Presentation by Orgalime/ EU Turbines’ members Alstom and Siemens about external pipeline systems of turbines. So far no damages due to pressure load can be reported. The Technical Response Group under the chairmanship of Simon Emeny will discuss this issue again.


Status of European Standardisation, by CEN representatives. At present, there are 251 harmonised standards for the PED, among them 21 under revision. Decision to promote EN standards.


The next CABF PED/SVP meeting will take place on 15 & 16 March 2011 in Brussels.


CEOC International actively participates and contributes to the work of the Notified Bodies Fora. These groups were initiated by the European Commission to look after continuous improvement, revision and adjustment of the so-called ‘New Approach Directives’. They gather experts from the Notified Bodies, the European Commission and several other stakeholders and observers.


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