Standardization related to the European Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC (PED) is of considerable importance. European Member States must permit the placing on the market of pressure equipment and assemblies at the date of application of this Directive since 29 May 2002, and permit such equipment and assemblies to be put into service since this date. The economic significance of the pressure equipment sector for the common European market is made clear by the fact, that approximately every tenth subject presently dealt with by the European Standardization Committee (CEN) is directly or indirectly linked to the PED. On a European level, a total of 19 Technical Committees in CEN and 9 Technical Committees in ECISS (European Committee for Iron and Steel Standardization) are involved in standardization relating to the Directive 97/23/EC. Three committees are dealing with flanges, gaskets, bolts and valves. On a international level two technical committees standardize flanges and bolts.

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