The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) was adopted in Europe in 1997, and came into force on May 29, 2002, throughout the European Union. Its purpose is to standardize the regulations regarding the design, manufacture, testing and assessment of pressure equipment including nitrogen gas springs and systems. All gas springs must be judged to be safe, and designed and manufactured according to sound engineering practices. In addition, gas springs with an internal gas volume above one litre must meet additional safety requirements.
The PED is among the most demanding manufacturing and quality requirements. Strömsholmen manufacturing facility has been certified to design, manufacture and test gas springs, accumulators and counterbalancing systems.
In receiving these certifications, Strömsholmen continues to strengthen its position of quality leadership in the production of nitrogen products.