PSSR INSPECTION & REGULATION
Pressure systems are a critical part of many industrial processes, and it is essential to ensure they are safe and compliant with the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations. Here at Bureau Veritas, we provide inspection services in accordance with the PSSR 2000.
PRESSURE VESSEL INSPECTION
Pressure systems can range from steam-generating coffee machines to large boilers. To be in compliance with the law the employ or self-employ that use the pressure system has a duty to provide a safe workplace and safe pressure system equipment.
If pressure systems or equipment fails in use it can seriously injure or kill people nearby and cause serious damage to the property.
The Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (PSSR) 2000 (2004 in Northern Ireland) require pressure systems to be inspected in accordance with a written scheme of examination.
The pressure systems safety regulations deal with a plant containing a ‘relevant fluid’, which is defined by the regulations as:
- A gas > 0.5 bar
- Steam at any pressure
- Liquids under certain conditions
The range of equipment covered by PSSR is extensive and includes conventional and nuclear power station systems, process vessels, compressed air systems, boilers, refrigeration plants, heating systems and many others. Plants not containing a ‘relevant fluid’ are still subject to certain regulations, for example, The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER), which is why we recommend this type of plant, typically hot water boilers, are also inspected.
BENEFITS PSSR INSPECTIONS WITH BUREAU VERITAS
Our comprehensive range of inspections are designed to meet all regulatory requirements and guarantee you maximum safety for your pressure systems. We take pride in our ability to help customers achieve compliance quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively regardless of their size or complexity.
Our proven track record for safety, reliability, and precision is unparalleled in the industry. From risk assessments to written schemes of examination; from periodic inspections to third party certification; our team of highly qualified inspectors use latest technology and best practices to identify any potential issues before they become problematic. With our expertise, you can rest assured that you’re always up-to-date with pressure system safety regulations – so you can focus on what really matters: running a successful business.
CONTROL YOUR PSSR INSPECTION PROCESS ONLINE
As part of our enhanced inspection service – and free for mechanical inspection clients – we offer access to live, accurate and reliable data for all inspection reports using SWIFT, our online reporting system.
Developed in-house by our own team of experts, SWIFT is a web-based portal which gives our safe, secure, 24/7 access to your inspection records, visit reports and equipment lists.