Legalization of pressure equipment


Legalización de equipos a presión

“Pressure equipment” is any element designed and manufactured to contain fluids at a pressure greater than 0.5 bar (kg/cm2).

Duties of pressure equipment users

Periodic inspections

Depending on the equipment’s category, which is established in article 9 of RD 769/1999, it is compulsory to carry out different levels of inspection and with different periodicity.

SIDEMSA can issue a certificate (Level A inspection) for all types of pressure equipment whatever the volume, pressure and fluid contained in it.

SIDEMSA can issue a certificate (Level B and C inspection) for all compressed air pressure equipment when the operation

“ Pmáx x V (bar x liters) “ is ≤ 5000

In all other cases, SIDEMSA can manage the operations (Level B: calibration of the safety valve, Level C: re hydrostatic pressure calibration of the safety valve) but need to be supervised by an OCA inspector (authorized control body), upon request to the same by us.