How is a pressure vessel defined, according to the Pressure Equipment Directive?
According to Pressure Equipment Directive (PED), a vessel is considered to be a pressure vessel if it is designed for an operating pressure of more than 0.5 bar. This applies to pressure vessels, steam boilers, piping, pressure-resistant equipment, as well as the assembly of pressure equipment to assembly groups.
Vessels under 0.5 bar operating pressure are not subject to this regulation. Vessels that are operated exclusively with negative pressure (vacuum) are also not subject to the pressure equipment directive and only fall within the good engineering practice. Nevertheless, we still include vacuum vessels in the category of pressure vessels as the majority of vacuum-proof vessels is also designed for overpressure (e.g. -1/+6 Bar).
Benefits of second hand stainless steel pressure vessels
Our wide range of used stainless steel pressure vessels offers is instanly available and can be exported worldwide. Also, our second hand pressure vessels are available at a significantly lower price point, compared to a newly manufactured pressure vessel. Almost all of our used pressure tanks come from well-known German manufacturers who are known for excellent material processing and manufacturing quality.
If available, technical documentation such as TÜV reports, technical drawings and material certificates will be supplied with the used equipment – if such documents are available, they will be mentioned in the data sheet of the respective used pressure vessel. If the documents are not available but are necessary for you, please contact us before purchasing the pressure vessel. We will be happy to advise you on a a potential recertification test by the TÜV or a free or charge charge material composition analysis that we can offer you though our X-ray spectrometer.
Brand new custom-made pressure tanks
None of our stainless steel vessels available from stock matches your requirements? We would be happy to provide you with a custom-made offer. Simply send us your design specifications via our
Our production spectrum includes the following types of pressure vessels:
- vertical or horizontal pressure vessels, designed according to AD 2000 regulations or 2014/68/EU
- stirred pressure vessels, also for explosion-proof operational areas (ATEX)
- reactors / reactor vessels with pressure-resistant double jackets and / or electric heating jackets
Brand new pressure vessels - standardized product groups
Are you looking for a vertical stainless steel pressure vessel for water or compressed air up to 10,000 liters?
for our price list of standardized pressure vessels made of stainless steel, that we can offer with short lead times.
Are you looking for a vertical pressure vessel made of galvanized steel up to 10,000 liters?
for our price list of standardized mild steel pressure vessels, that we can offer with short lead times.