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Directive 2014/68/EU of the European Parliament and of the CouncilShow full title

Directive 2014/68/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of pressure equipment (recast) (Text with EEA relevance)

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2. Technical documentation

The manufacturer shall establish the technical documentation. The documentation shall make it possible to assess the conformity of the pressure equipment with the relevant requirements, and shall include an adequate analysis and assessment of the risk(s). The technical documentation shall specify the applicable requirements and cover, as far as relevant for the assessment, the design, manufacture and operation of the pressure equipment. The technical documentation shall contain, wherever applicable, at least the following elements:

  • a general description of the pressure equipment,

  • conceptual design and manufacturing drawings and diagrams of components, sub-assemblies, circuits, etc.,

  • descriptions and explanations necessary for the understanding of those drawings and diagrams and the operation of the pressure equipment,

  • a list of the harmonised standards the references of which have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, applied in full or in part, and descriptions of the solutions adopted to meet the essential safety requirements of this Directive where those harmonised standards have not been applied. In the event of partly applied harmonised standards, the technical documentation shall specify the parts which have been applied,

  • results of design calculations made, examinations carried out, etc., and

  • test reports.

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