The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) is a European legislation aimed at removing the technical barriers to trade relating to the supply of pressure equipment throughout Europe. It is based on Essential Safety Requirements (ESRs) that govern design, manufacturing, inspection & testing.

Pressure vessels made for US companies follow ASME while those destined for Europe are governed by PED. The latter is mandatory for the European Union. The documentation requirements for PED are a bit more stringent. There are also different costs associated with the various PED categories & modules depending on volume, pressure & hazardous/non-hazardous gas / fluid.

BEP can build your PED pressure vessel here in the United States and ship to any country in the European Union with PED certification compliance. To further ensure the quality of our PED vessels, BEPeterson is ISO 9001:2015 certified. All PED vessels are supplied with full documentation including material test reports (MTR’s), Hydrotest reports, RT (xray) test results, and full dimensional reports. BEPeterson is also certified for ASME and TUV.

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Since 1935 BEPeterson has set the standard for custom metal fabrication of heavy-gauge metal parts and equipment.