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Simple Pressure Vessels Directive

The Simple Pressure Vessels Directive (SPVD) (2014/29/EU) applies to the design, manufacture and conformity assessment of simple pressure vessels. The directive entered into force on 20 April 2016.

The Simple Pressure Vessel Directive aims to guarantee free movement of the products in its scope while ensuring a high level of safety.

The implementation of the Directive is supported by a set of SPVD Guidelines.

These guidelines are not legally binding – instead, they help to ensure that the directive is applied consistently. Unless otherwise indicated, they represent the unanimous opinion of the Working Group Pressure composed of representatives of EU countries.

The list of references of harmonised standards is published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The list of notified bodies, user inspectorates and recognised third party organisations notified by EU countries is available in the NANDO database.