A new jurisdiction for approval and certification of pressure equipment has entered into force. DNV (Det Norske Veritas) is now appointed as "notified body" and "third party organisation" for all products covered by the Directive. This also covers approval of materials used, as well as procedures and personnel used in conjunction with permanent joining (such as welding) and non-destructive testing.
The above is based on an EU Directive and is therefore common for all of EU/EEA. Approval in one country will automatically give admittance to all other EU/EEA countries. Equipment meeting the requirements is to be CE marked. DNV already has appointments for another 11 directives of similar nature, covering products ranging from large lifts to tiny needles for medical purposes.DNV has been certifying pressure equipment for the land-based, maritime and offshore industries according to own rules and on behalf of various authorities for more than 50 years for all products now covered by the Directive, such as vessels, piping, safety accessories, pressure accessories and assemblies of pressure components.
Notified Body: (Certification) Body designated by a national EEA authority to carry out conformity assessments as set out in the EU Directive.
Third party organisation: An organisation recognised by a national EEA authority to carry out third party tasks as defined by the Directive.