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SGS Italia has been appointed as a Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive (TPED) 2010/35/EU Notified Body.

The 2010/35/EU Directive for transportable pressure equipment defines the rules and procedures regarding the certification and periodical inspection of equipment falling within its scope and replaces Directive 1999/36/EC.

As a Notified Body, SGS Italia can perform the following activities in the field of TPED:

  • Conformity assessment activities
  • Exceptional checks
  • Intermediate inspections
  • Periodic inspections
  • Reassessment of conformity

SGS Italia can perform all activities, according to section I.1 of Annex I (ADR), section II.1 of Annex II (RID) and section III.1 of Annex III (ADN) to 2008/68/EC Directive and Annex III to 2010/35/EU Directive, in the following product categories:

  • Pressure receptacles including gas cartridges, their valves and other accessories when appropriate
  • Tanks, battery vehicles/wagons, multiple-element gas containers (MEGCs), their valves and other accessories when appropriate

In Europe, inland transportation of dangerous goods is regulated by Directive 2008/68/EC and its annex, three European Agreements concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods: by road – ADR, by rail – RID and by inland waterway – ADN.

According to the TPED Directive, transportable pressure equipment as packaging for dangerous goods, must be designed, manufactured and marked according to ADR, RID and AND, and inspected by a Notified Body (if required).

Why SGS Italia?

SGS Italia is accredited to perform verification of compliance for a range of Directives, both European and international. Thanks to its multi-year experience in PED certification for pressure equipment (Directive 97/23/CE), welding certification and welder qualifications, and the certification of manufactured and welded systems and steel product (EN 3834, EN15085 and EN 1090), SGS Italia is the perfect partner for industrial manufacturing certification and inspection.

For further information please contact:

Caterina Scarpa
Projects Coordinator
SGS Italia SpA
t: +39 041 29 02 546
www.sgs.com/Industrial-Manufacturing

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.