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Project Duration:

4 weeks


A manufacturer of hydraulic generator starter systems consisting of a hydraulic starter motor supplied by hydraulic accumulators.

Project Summary:

Our client wanted to use accumulators designed and manufactured by their South African subsidiary and approved in South Africa.

Applicable Directives:

Pressure Equipment Directive PED

What We Did:

  • Established the applicable directives and standards and that the vessels were in PED Categories II-IV.
  • Reviewed the South African approval file based on BS 5500 for completeness as a PED technical file.
  • Produced several Pressure Equipment Directive PED documents to include in the technical file to complete the record of compliance with the PED:

1.Demonstrated that the materials selected were suitable in a Particular Material Appraisal.

2.Completed a PED Essential Requirements assessment using a checklist

3.Completed a PED Hazard Analysis report

        • Recommended submission of the completed technical file to a Notified Body.

What the Customer Did:

          • Added the documents we produced to complete their technical file.

Submitted the technical file to their chosen Notified Body for EU type examination and quality system approval.

Final Outcome:

The client was able to get their design and quality systems approved and to CE mark the accumulators and use them on their starting systems supplied to Europe.

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