RCD Design Categories for RIBs

Few topics have created such a stir as how to assign the RCD design category for RIBs.  It is still possible to find RIBs of 5m in category B (offshore) while some 7m RIBs are only category C (inshore).  How can this be? This discrepancy will ultimately be cleared up by the all-new RCD which comes into force in January 2016 and is mandatory by January 2017. The majority of RIBs shorter than 7m will be forced to drop to category C.  Until then, some examples of smaller RIBs in category B may remain at large. To understand how this came about, one has to look at the evolution of the RCD and...

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HPiVS offers online PED Training

HPi Verification Services, has unveiled an advanced EU Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) training course. Originally written to check the knowledge of our own inspectors before going into the field, the course not only covers the general provisions of the Directive but looks deeply into each Essential Requirement. The course has 18 modules and requires approximately 10-12 hours to complete. It has mini-quizzes on each section and a final exam for which successful candidates will receive a certificate from HPiVS. The training course is offered at a discounted rate to HPiVS customers. Click...

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