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The European pressure equipment research council (EPERC) is a European network of industries, research laboratories, inspection bodies and governmental institutions set up to foster co-operative research for the greater benefit of the European industry. The concept of a European research council originated at the PVRC meeting in Cannes in 1989 and since this time volunteers from the industry, research laboratories and of the European Commission Joint Research Centre, Petten have worked together to create a statute for EPERC. In the context of the pressure equipment industry, the creation of EPERC is extremely pertinent, since in the near future, a Council directive on pressure equipment will replace the existing national regulations. In parallel to this, work is in progress for the elaboration of European standards. It is useful to recall that harmonized standards will be the privileged means of complying with the essential safety requirements of the directive.

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Authors: DARLASTON J, Strutech Consultancy (GB);MCALLISTER S, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: JPVRC 20th Anniversary: 1st International Symposium on PV Technology, Tokyo (JP), 12 November 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41091 ORA
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