Welding/Brazing approvals


Essential safety requirements 3.1.2 of the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU requires that for pressure equipment in categories II, III and IV, operating procedures and personnel shall be approved by a competent third party which, at the manufacturer’s discretion, may be at notified body or RTPO.

HPiVS (Ireland) Ltd is notified body accredited to approve procedures and personnel.

Harmonised standards for Welding and Brazing

The directive requires that to carry out these approvals, examinations and tests must be performed as set out in the appropriate harmonised standards (or equivalent examinations and test).

These harmonised standards include:

  • EN ISO 15614-1:2017
    Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials. Welding procedure test. Arc and gas welding of steels and arc welding of nickel and nickel alloys
  • EN ISO 9606-1:2017
    Qualification testing of welders. Fusion welding. Steels
  • EN 13134:2000
    Brazing. Procedure approval.
  • EN ISO 13585:2012
    Brazing. Qualification test of brazers and brazing operators

The certification process for approval of personnel

The following flowchart gives an overview of the certification process for the approval of personnel:


Requesting our services

If you would like a quotation for the approval of welding or brazing procedures or personnel, or any other notified body services, please contact us by phone on +353 (0)1 801 7008 or email us at enquiries@hpivs.ie

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