The new Simple Pressure Vessels Directive (2014/29/EU) has been published and came into force on 20/04/16 to replace directive 87/404/EEC. Simple pressure vessels are intended to contain air or nitrogen at a gauge pressure greater than 0.5 bar but less than or equal to 30 bar, and not intended to be exposed to heat.
The Medical Device Directive (Council Directive 93/42/EEC of 14 June 1993 concerning medical devices, OJ No L 169/1 of 1993-07-12) is intended to harmonise the laws relating to medical devices within the European Union.
The Machinery Directive, also commonly known as the Machinery ‘Safety’ Directive or MSD, applies with a few notable exceptions to all machinery. Machinery is commonly defined as an assembly of linked parts or components, at least one of which moves, joined together for a specific application.
The Low Voltage Directive is the oldest of the New Approach Directives and deals with the safety of electrical apparatus. It applies to all apparatus running on (or generating) an electrical supply in the range 50 – 1000 volts a.c. or between 75 and 1500 volts d.c..
On the 1st July 2013, the old Construction Products Directive was withdrawn and replaced by the Construction Products Regulation (305/2011/EU). The Regulation aims to be an updated and improved version of the Directive and has been aligned with the so-called New Legislative Framework.
The CE marking is required for many products. It shows that the manufacturer has checked that these products meet CE certification requirements; is an indicator of a product’s compliance with EU legislation; allows the free movement of products within the European market
FCC ID numbers are useful for finding information about the manufacturer of the hardware device or other useful information if no other numbers can be found
The IECEE CB Scheme is a multilateral agreement between participating countries and their resident certification organization. CB certification is limited to electrical and electronic products.
The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) has a very broad scope and applies to all types of products from welding consumables to building materials to road construction products. If a ‘harmonised technical specification’ has been published for the product concerned, you must comply with this specification.
What is it? The Machinery Directive (MD) is the core European legislation regulating mechanical engineering products. In the Directive, machinery is described as “an assembly, fitted with or intended to be fitted with a drive system other than directly applied human or animal effort, consisting of linked parts or components, at least one of which
This directive includes equipment intended by the manufacturer to be used to diagnose, prevent, monitor, treat, alleviate, compensate for and, or control a disease, injury, handicap, physiological process or conception. The Directive excludes any products which come within the scope of one of the other two medical device directives.
A “simple pressure vessel” being any welded vessel subjected to an internal gauge pressure of greater than 0,5 bar intended to contain air or nitrogen which is not intended to be fired.