The description of the make up of Europe and the formation of the EU outlined in the compressor section illustrate very well the reason for the costs incurred by manufacturers in the air treatment world. Where their products inevitably contained some sort of pressure vessel the individual certification costs made the movement of their products an expensive activity. So it was a welcome step forward when in 1994 and then in 2002 at least 2 directives helped to open up the market amongst EU member countries by a single certification system.
Primary legislation which air treatment manufacturers have to comply with;
Other legislation for special uses and applications
Sustainability projects and low carbon initiates need compressed air, gas and vacuum equipment
Increasing concern about the environment and the need to foster energy efficiency are addressed by the European Climate Change Programme and its subsequent legislative measures. Pneurop supports the overall sustainable energy policy objectives of the European Union within the sphere of its responsibilities. Its members companies actively promote energy efficiency for the benefit of their customers as part of their daily business activity.