CE-marking of collectors
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CE-marking of collectors?
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CE-marking related to Pressure Equipment Directive (PED)As solar collectors are pressurized, the question arises if they are touched by the regulations of the EU pressure equipment directive (PED).
According to the rules and guidelines referred below:
PS: Maximum allowed pressure in bars; V: Volume (fluid content) in litres
It is seen that far most collectors are covered by the Article 3 Paragraph 3, stating: "Such equipment and/or assemblies must not bear the CE marking ...".
However, in some cases CE-marking of solar thermal collectors is obligatory according to the curves above (large collector modules):
Page updated 24/8 2007.
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