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AD 2000 Code

The AD 2000 Code technical rules are sold exclusively by Beuth Verlag. All new AD 2000 Code technical rules are available individually as loose leaf compilations, as a paperback and in digital form, and can be purchased exclusively from Beuth Verlag.
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About the content

The AD 2000 Code describes in detail all basic safety requirements which have to be fulfilled in order to comply with the European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED). It naturally fulfils the conformity requirements ot the PED, but the high quality standard of the AD Code continues beyond this. In competition with other national standards and European Standard EN 13445 (Pressure Equipment) as well as EN 13480 (Piping), which regulate the quality of pressure equipment, the German standard is very popular because of its consistent and logical form.

The AD 2000 Code is based on a long-term agreement between the associations - Association of Steam Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Piping Manufacturers (FDBR), German Statutory Accident Insurance (DGUV), German Chemical Industry Association (VCI), German Machinery and Plant Manufacturers' Association (VDMA), German Iron and Steel Institute of the former Association of German Steel Manufacturers (VDEh), European Technical Association for Power and Heat Generation (VGB Power Tech e. V.) and VdTÜV. It is therefore not a set of rules, which have been exclusively developed by the TÜV organisations, but a joint project of the associations, which is supported and developed on an ongoing basis by a large part of German industry.

Since the transition from “AD” to “AD 2000” the new set of rules has been very successful. In addition to its focus on quality, safety and conformity with the basic requirements of the Pressure Equipment Directive it is, above all, the clarity of the test results, which makes the AD 2000 Code so valuable to the user. A clear design, assessment, test and documentation requirements stand for “Made in Germany” in the very best sense. In addition to the clear structure and high quality standards of the pressure equipment, the fact that the set of rules is available in the English language caters for the outstanding acceptance it has even outside of Germany.

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