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Pressure vessel inspections from SGS – ensure the safety, functionality and integrity of your pressure vessels.

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Pressure vessels are subject to strict regulation to ensure they are safe, reliable and suitable for use. To ensure compliance, they must undergo a comprehensive program of regulatory inspections.

According to Pressure Equipment Regulations, approved by Royal Decree 2060/2008, pressure equipment must undergo periodic inspections as follows:

Initial inspections for commissioning, after modifications and repairs and subsequent periodic inspections (if specific ITC not applied):


Equipment category /
inspection level
I-2 y II-2 I-1, II-1, III-2 y IV-2 III-1 y IV-1
Level A inspection Every 4 years* Every 3 years * Every 2 years *
Level B inspection Every 8 years Every 6 years Every 4 years
Level C inspection Not mandatory Every 12 years Every 12 years

Level A inspection Every year*
Level B inspection Every 3 years*
Level C inspection Every 6 years

Equipment Category /
Inspection Level
I-2 y II-2 III-2 I-1, II-1 y III-1
Level B Inspection 12 years 6 years 6 years
Level C Inspection Not mandatory Not mandatory 12 years

*OCA performances or other agents, (such as maintainers or installers)

Why choose pressure vessel inspection services from SGS?

As the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, we have unrivaled experience in performing pressure vessel inspections. We are an accredited provider of pressure vessel inspection services, with the tools and expertise to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations. Our experts are available to perform inspections in all regions and provinces of Spain.

Contact us to find out how our pressure vessel inspection services can help to ensure the safety of your pressure vessels and demonstrate regulatory compliance.