Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive (TPED)


The Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive (TPED) applies to manufacturers, authorised representatives, importers, distributors, operators and owners of certain types of transportable pressure equipment used for the transport of dangerous goods by road, rail and inland waterway.

What does the Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive directive cover?

The TPED applies to all receptacles (e.g. cylinders, bundles of cylinders, tubes, pressure drums, cryogenic receptacles) as covered in Chapter 6.2 of the Annexesand tanks (e.g. demountable tanks, tank containers, tanks of tank vehicles, tanks of tank wagons, tanks of battery wagons and MEGCs) as covered in Chapter 6.8 of the Annexes to Directive 2008/68/EC used for ADR Class 2 gases and for six additional listed dangerous substances of other classes, including their valves and other accessories.

The Directives states which equipment requires examination by a notified body and the permissible methods of conformity assessment for the type of equipment which are based on the provisions in ADR.

Lloyd's Register Verification Limited is a notified body for the Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive. We boast the capability to cover all aspects of the TPED's conformity modules, including:

  • Type examination
  • Quality system approval
  • Product inspection and testing
  • Periodic and intermediate inspection
  • Exceptional checks
  • Conformity reassessment