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“New” Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU – mandatory from 19 July 2016

28.12.2016 Following its alignment to the New Legislative Framework (NLF), the new Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU (PED) comes into force on 19 July 2016 and thereby replaces the “old” PED 97/23/EC. Although this transition from the old to the new PED entails only very few practical changes, manufacturers need to be aware of some significant – mainly formal - modifications.

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VDMA standard sheets published on the delimitation of process engineering plants and machinery from the European Construction Products Directive 305/2011/EU

04.10.2016 The two VDMA standard sheets 24408-1 and -2 aim to clearly define construction products and their delimitation for plant and mechanical engineering. In addition, they close gaps in the harmonized standards on process engineering equipment and machinery, especially with regard to the design, material selection, manufacture and testing of functional units and load-bearing components.

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Standard sheet published: "Economic efficiency and partial CO2 footprint of evaporative coolers - Guide to calculation".

05.07.2016 The VDMA standard sheet published in June 2016 deals with the consideration of economic efficiency and partial CO2 footprint in the planning, project planning and tendering of evaporative cooling systems. It recommends parameters and the procedure for a corresponding calculation by manufacturers, planners, plant constructors and operators of recooling plants as a basis for decision-making for the selection of the optimum solution for the respective application.

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Monika Mages

Process Engineering Department: Consultant for Statistics, Marketing, Press and Public Relations, Marketing Working Group of the Process Engineering and Equipment Association / Member Support / Events and Publications


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