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About the course
The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) provides a set of rules and processes relevant to the design, manufacturing and trade of pressurized equipment used within the European Economic Area (EEA). This directive is implemented within the law of the EEA member states rendering them lawful requirements.
This course teaches you the concepts of the PED and the steps involved with performing a project accordingly. By means of a set of lectures and real-life cases you will learn the rules, scope, and limitations of the directive. Topics include Essential Safety Requirements, classification of equipment, CE-marking, the Conformity of Declaration, the role of Notified Bodies (NoBo) and the relation to industrial design codes (harmonized vs. non-harmonized).
You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course and the discussions forum. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh your knowledge for your work projects, and to submit questions to the instructor and discuss with fellow participants.
Meet your instructor
Program & Details
Welcome & Your instructor
How to use this course
Personal Certificate requirements
Welcome to the course
What is the PED?
Purpose of the PED
Download the PED
Download our PED Table of Content
Download the PED Guidelines
Products in the PED scope
Processes within the PED scope
Countries for which the PED is relevant
History of the PED
The PED in relation to other directives
The PED in relation to design standards
Step 1: Scope Yes/No
Case1: Feedwater Line Introduction
Case1: Scope: Yes / No?
Step 2: Select Medium Group
Step 3: The Equipment Type
Step 4: Determine equipment risk category
Case1: Which Equipment risk Category?
Step 5: Select Conformity Assessment Procedures (C.A.P.)
Case1: the relevant C.A.P.
Sound Engineering Practice (S.E.P.)
The Essential Safety Requirements (E.S.R.)
E.S.R.: Hydrotest Requirements
E.S.R.: Material Requirements
E.S.R.: Risk assessment
Documentation according the PED
The Declaration of Conformity
CE Marking your equipment
Harmonized vs. Non-harmonized
Case1: Documentation, DoC & CE marking
Consequences of Brexit
Introduction Case 2
Case2: Scope Yes/No
Case2: PED Risk Category
Case2: Conformity Assessment and NoBo
Case2: Non harmonized materials
Case2: Non destructive examinations
Case2: Welder requirements
Case2: Technical documentation
Case2: Name plate
Declaration of Conformity (DoC)
Course evaluation survey
Your Personal Certificate
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After this course, you...
understand when the PED is applicable and how it relates to design codes,
are aware of the processes and concepts of the PED,
are able to use the PED and find the correct Conformity Assessment Procedure for your projects,
know the concepts of the Essential Safety Requirements and understand terms like “Sound Engineering Practice”,
will find it much easier to read the PED document when your project requires you to, thereby saving valuable time.
Who should attend this course
Those involved with the engineering, production, trade, or operation of pressurized systems meant for use within the European Economic Area.
Access to the course.
After your purchase is confirmed it will be activated to your account on the EngineeringTrainer learning portal. Here you will find the course in your dashboard and you will be guided step-by-step through the different course modules. You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.
Learn by doing.
The course is mainly based on video lectures and exercises. English subtitles are available and videos can be viewed as many times as desired. The video lectures help you to grasp the important concepts and after each section a quiz with Rapid Fire Questions needs to be answered to help you think about different topics and to optimize your learning curve.
Case study exercises are available that require you to apply the PED regulations to different situations. These are provided in the form of .pdf-documents with instructions and related questions.
You are recommended to follow the steps of the instructor in the software to optimize your learning curve.
This course is self-paced and is not subject to specific dates. The course contains 5 modules with a total of 4.5 hours of content which can be performed at your own pace. A Personal Certificate will be provided to participants if they finish the course within the first month after purchase. This incentive will motivate you to perform the course quickly thereby improving your learning curve.
You receive 1-year unlimited access to all modules. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.
Participants of this course receive a personal digital certificate if they meet the following requirements:
complete each module of the course,
filling in the Course Evaluation Survey.
2 Real-life cases in PDF format with answer sheets
PED Workflow sheet
PED Summary of Content
Links towards the freely available PED & PED Guideline documents
The majority of training material are videos. These are not available for download, but can be accessed directly with your account on the portal. Some exercise files are available for download.
You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.
We encourage participants to submit feedback and questions. These form the basis for new, future videos that will be added to the online course, but they will not be answered to the student directly.
Participants receive 1-year unlimited access to the course including new videos that are added during this year. Participants receive an email notification upon addition of new course videos.
No software is used for this course.
Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.