The purpose of this study is to provide the Commission with the information necessary for the assessment of the economic, social, and environmental impacts of a possible extension of the scope of the EU product safety legislation (ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU, Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU and Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC) with respect to equipment intended for the use in the offshore oil and gas industry. Whereas equipment on fixed units is in the scope of these three Directives, mobile offshore units and equipment installed on them are currently in general excluded. In addition the Pressure Equipment Directive excludes also well-control equipment. The study investigates whether there are safety issues which could be addressed by extending the scope of the Directives and what would be the impacts of such an extension. Title Study on the impacts of possible amendments to the ATEX, the Machinery, and the Pressure Equipment Directive with respect to equipment intended for use in the offshore oil and gas industry.

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Published on 01/01/2016

DOI: 10.2790/296021
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license

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