Inspection and certification under TPED Directive (1999/36/CE)
Directive 1999/36/CE (TPED) regulates pressure-related risk control and requires compliance with regulations and guidelines for transportable pressure equipment approved for the inland transport of dangerous goods by road and rail.
Directive 1999/36/CE (TPED) covers product marketing as well as commissioning and repeated use.
- Example of certification procedure according to module G
- Module A1 requires the lowest level of involvement from TÜV Italia as the organization only takes part in the final audit.
Task assignment and technical file review
The first step involves the following actions:
- the manufacturer appoints TÜV Italia to perform design assessments and inspections and provides the necessary technical documentation
- TÜV Italia reviews the technical file, providing comments whenever necessary and eventually issuing an approval
TÜV Italia conducts:
- Material inspections (if required)
- Specific material approvals (if required)
- Inspection of components
TÜV Italia can issue qualifications of processing methods (e.g. permanent joining) and of the related personnel as well as qualifications of non-destructive test operators.
Issue of certificate
The absence of non-conformities results in TUV Italia issuing a compliance certificate. Product compliance evaluation may also involve an evaluation of the manufacturer’s quality system (e.g. Modules D or H).