TPED

  • About TPED
  • Certification procedure
  • Technical regulations
 
TPED

TPED is an abbreviation for the Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive (2010/35/EU), which is applied to transportable pressure equipment among the directives set by the EU. This directive aims to strengthen the safety of transportable pressure equipment and ensure the freedom of movement of such equipment.

 
Applicable Standards

Chapter 6.2/6.8 of Directive 2008/68EC Annex
Ex) 6.2.2.1 Design, construction and initial inspection and test
standards : ISO 9809, ISO 11119, ISO 11120 etc.

Products
Directive Category Product Transportable dangerous goods
Directive 2008/68EC
Annex
Chapter 6.2
Pressure vessel, Valve and anxiliary pressure receptacle,
aerosol dispenser,
small receptacles
(including gas cartridges),
fuel cell cartridge
(for liquefied flammable gas)
Incl. dangerous goods referred in Class 2 gas, Directive 2010/35/EU
ANNEX I
Except dangerous goods in Class 6, Class 7
Directive 2008/68EC
Annex
Chapter 6.8
Tank, vehicle/freight train with batteries, integrated gas container (MEGC), valves and other parts fixed tank (tank-vehicle),
demountalbe tank,
tank container,
tank swap body,
battery vehicle,
multiple element
gas container (MEGC)
Certification procedure
Certification activities by Notified Body
A manufacturer must fulfill the following list to strengthen the safety of transportable pressure equipment and ensure the freedom of movement of such equipment.
Activities by NB Relevant directive
Conformity assessment directive 2008/68/EC
Periodic inspections
Intermediate inspection
Exceptional check
Reassessment of conformity directive 2010/35/EU
Duties of Manufacturer
A manufacturer must fulfill the following list to strengthen the safety of transportable pressure equipment and ensure the freedom of movement of such equipment.
  • Maintain the records of designs, manufacture, and other documentations in accordance with Directive 2008/68EC
  • Pi marking (when passing the conformity assessment)
  • Correction (when failing the conformity assessment)
  • Report detected risk of distributed products (report to competent national authority)
  • Record nonconformity and corrections made
  • Provide records and documents regarding conformity assessments upon request of competent authorities and/or operators
Harmonized Standard
The harmonized standards recommended by Directive 2010/35/EU and Directive 2008/68/EC for the TPED certification are as follows. Manufacturers must select an appropriate standard within the harmonized standards considering the specifications and dangerous substances their products shall convey.
  • ADR (International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road)
  • RID (International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail)
  • ADN (International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways)

※ List of detailed product specification : refer to ‘Technical regulations’ page

Required documents for TPED Certification
  • Technical Construction File
    1) design drawing, design calculations, steel details and heat treatment, cast analysis certificates for materials
    2) Calibration certificate for instruments used in inspection
  • Detailed harmonized standard, Manufacturer’s procedure and ITP (Inspection & Test Plan)
TPED (Directive 2010/35/EU, Directive 2008/68/EC)
Harmonized Standard List
  • ADR (International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road)
  • RID (International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail)
  • ADN (International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways)
Detailed product specifications referred in TPED Harmonized Standard
Standard no. Products
EN ISO 9809-1 Gas cylinders. Refillable seamless steel gas cylinders. Design, construction and testing. Quenched and tempered steel cylinders with tensile strength less than 1100 MPa.
EN ISO 9809-2 Gas cylinders. Refillable seamless steel gas cylinders. Design, construction and testing. Quenched and tempered steel cylinders with tensile strength greater than or equal to 1100 MPa.
EN 1964-3 Transportable gas cylinders - Specification for the design and construction of refillable transportable seamless steel gas cylinders of water capacities from 0.5 liter up to and including 150 liters - Cylinder made of seamless stainless steel with an Rm value of less than 1100 MPa
ISO 18172-1 Gas cylinders. Refillable welded stainless steel cylinders. Test pressure 6 MPa and below.
ISO 11119-2 Gas cylinders. Refillable composite gas cylinders and tubes. Design, construction and testing. Fully wrapped fiber reinforced composite gas cylinders and tubes up to 450 liter with load-sharing metal liners.
ISO 11119-3 Gas cylinders. Refillable composite gas cylinders and tubes. Design, construction and testing. Fully wrapped fiber reinforced composite gas cylinders and tubes up to 450 liter with non-load-sharing metallic or non-metallic liners.
EN ISO 11120 Gas cylinders. Refillable seamless steel tubes of water capacity between 150 liter and 3000 liter. Design, construction and testing.
EN 12245 Transportable gas cylinders-Fully wrapped composite cylinders.