The sector and the product range covered by pressure equipment directives are vast: from kitchen pressure cookers and fire extinguishers to boilers in power plants, with the primary concern being worker and consumer protection. The European market is estimated at 90 billion Euros. Simple pressure vessels and aerosols are also included in this sector.
Pressure vessels are covered by Annex II, Chapter VIII of the EEA Agreement.
This product sector is the responsibility of the Working Group on Technical Barriers to Trade, assisted by the Expert Group on Pressure Equipment.
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) - Pressure equipment