PED AMENDMENT SI 2015 No. 399 NOW EFFECTIVE

SI 2015/399 (The Pressure Equipment (Amendment) Regulations) 2015 is in force from 1st June 2015.

These Regulations amend the Pressure Equipment Regulations 1999 (S.I.1999/ 2001) which implement the PED (97/23/EC).

This means that fluids must now be classified in accordance with Article 13 of 2014/68/EU (the new PED).

This is an alignment with the CLP Regulations (Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulations (EC) 1272/2008). While the number of categories for group 1 fluids has been increased significantly, it is not anticipated that many fluids will change group.

From 1st June 2015 to 18 July 2016, the rest of Directive 97/23/EC still applies.

The new PED (2014/68/EU) will apply in full from 19th July 2016.

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 34


Autumn 2015 // Issue 34
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