"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

1 - Know and apply the instructions of the manufacturer with regard to use, safety measures and maintenance.

2 - Do not operate the installation if pressure equipment regulations are not met.

3 - Keep the following documentation: EC declaration of conformity; instruction manual; installation certificate; last service check record.

4 - Order the corresponding periodic inspections and carry out the necessary repairs as indicated in the regulations.

5 - Report any accident that has occurred.

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.