Arcflex are approved to manufacture under all categories of The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED 97/23/EC) and can design, manufacture and release assemblies CE marked with full certification.

It is important to note the following:

  1. The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED/97/23/EC) became mandatory law in May 2002.
  2. The purpose of the PED is to harmonise standards across the EU regarding the design, manufacture and supply of all pressure equipment to the market.
  3. Hose and bellows assemblies without PED approval could result in prosecution and penalties, on conviction, of a fine or imprisonment.
  4. Supplying hose and bellows assemblies where the working pressure is greater than 0.5 bar and a calculation must be conducted on equipment with a nominal bore greater than 1 inch (DN 25).

Arcflex are permitted by Zurich to design, manufacture and release hose and bellows assemblies under Cat.I, Cat.II and Cat.III Module H of the PED 97.23.EC.

REF: Pressure Equipment Directive November 1999