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Production and Operation of Pressure Equipment

Service from a Single Source

As a manufacturer or operator of pressure equipment, you can rely on the full range of services we provide you – all from a single source. We help you in all of your activities: from providing support for permit procedures and training your employees to inspecting your plants and equipment. To help you expand into the global market, we can certify your pressure equipment in compliance with European legislation - and with an extremely wide range of national regulations.

Benefits at a Glance

With TÜV Rheinland’s support for your pressure equipment, you can:

  • Reduce your development costs as a manufacturer and benefit from our experts’ many years of experience
  • Expand into global markets with your pressure equipment
  • Minimize downtime through optimal inspection intervals
  • Ensure the reliable operation of your plant
  • Provide proof that you are fulfilling your due diligence, thereby protecting yourself in the event of litigation due to loss or damage
  • Optimize your test management with our Internet-based EquipmentOnline® database solution
  • Take advantage of working with a local partner present throughout Germany

Our Range of Services

Along with inspections that comply with industrial safety and health regulations (Betriebssicherheitsverordnung, or BetrSichV) and plant safety regulations, our experts offer manufacturers and operators of pressure equipment the following services:

  • Support in the production of pressure equipment
  • Manufacturing inspections that comply with Directive 09/105/EC for simple pressure vessels (translated into German law by the 6th legal ordinance on equipment and product safety (Geräte- und Produktsicherheitsgesetz, or GPSGV))
  • Inspection of special pressure equipment in accordance with industrial safety and health regulations (Betriebssicherheitsverordnung, or BetrSichV)
  • Safety assessments of design and of quality-compliant manufacturing
  • Product certification and periodic audits in compliance with 99/36/EC
  • Certification in accordance with the European Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC
  • Support in getting permits and gaining approval
  • Testing prior to commissioning
  • Periodic inspections and officially requested inspections
  • Risk assessment and safety evaluation
  • Review of technical documentation
  • Support during the planning phase and with repairs and modifications
  • Monitoring to comply with testing deadlines
  • Information and advice on safety requirements and technical design during planning, installation, and modification
  • Expert assessment of the extension of testing deadlines
  • Training of qualified persons in accordance with the Technical Regulations for Industrial Safety (TRBS 1203)
  • Damage reports