Notified Bodies Explained

Notified Body: designated third party testing-, certification-, or inspection body.

The compliance assessment procedure of certain products with the Europeans standards, as laid down in their corresponding EU directive, may involve the notification of third-party, independent bodies. In the EU, such organisations are called Notified Bodies and their role is to evaluate whether the product complies with the relevant legislation in force.1) In this article we will discuss the role and responsibilities of Notified Bodies.

Pressure Equipment Directive (97/23/EC): List of standards updated

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On May 4, the European Commission updated the list of European harmonized standards that belongs to the Pressure Equipment Directive (97/23/EC). This is the list of those standards that manufacturers may use to prove compliance with the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC.

European Commission updates list of European Harmonized Standards for the Pressure Equipment Directive (97/23/EC) and Simple Pressure Vessels Directive (2009/105/EC)

Wednesday April 11 was a busy day for the European Commission. Besides the list of harmonized standards for the EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) and Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment (RTTE) Directive (99/05/EC), the Commission also published updates to the lists of the European harmonized standards that pertain to the Pressure Equipment Directive (97/23/EC) and the Simple Pressure Vessels Directive (2009/105/EC). The standards on these list may be used by pressure equipment manufacturers to prove that their equipment complies with the essential requirements of these directives.