International market comparisons and the implications of the new regulations were among the topics discussed at the first Italian Pressure Vessel Manufacturers Forum (PVMF), held 3 July in Milan.
The PVMF is sponsored and organised jointly by Lloyd’s Register Energy and the Italian Association of Pressure Equipment manufacturers (AIPE). Its goal is to serve as a platform for the Italian pressure equipment industry to share information on manufacturing trends and techniques, as well as foster discussion and debate.
More than 60 professionals from leading companies attended the event at the NH Hotels Concordia. Presenters from Walter Tosto, ATB Riva Calzoni, and Brembana & Rolle led a discussion about the differences and similarities of the Asia, European and American markets. LR Energy Technical Manager Giovanni Agozzino educated the group with an overview of the changes to the Pressure Equipment Directive, set to take effect in 2016, and LR Energy’s ASME team leader, Roberto Massone gave an overview of ASME certification. Known for setting codes and standards for mechanical devices, ASME conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds numerous technical conferences and hundreds of professional development courses each year
“We were very pleased with the turnout for our first event,” says Federico Zanette, Sales and Marketing Representative for Lloyd’s Register Energy in Italy. “It was great to see members of the industry mix and discuss their common issues. With the first event done, we now look ahead to making the PVMF a regular event.”
Plans are now underway for the next PVMF event in Italy, tentatively scheduled for the Spring of 2016.
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For more information on the PED Directive revision, visit our work in this area at www.lr.org/en/energy/articles/revising-the-pressure-equipment-directive.aspx