For the first time after 17 years the Directive 97/23/EC of the European Council and the Council on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of pressure equipment has been changed and gets a new number - Directive 2014/68/EU. In addition to changes in the names of modules required for manufacturers and notified bodies, the declaration of conformity and others, one of the changes is the classification of pressure equipment. Regulation No. 1272/2008 has relied on Directive 67/548/EEC, and introduced changes in PED 97/23. Now, the new PED 2014/68 is in line with that Regulation. The paper presents a new classification of fluids and shows the most important parts of PED 2014/68 and Regulation No 1272/2008 concerning the new classification of the fluid by nature and hazard level.
Keywords: pressure equipment, PED 97/23/EC, PED 2014/68/EU, Regulation No. 1272/2008, classification of fluids