ABOUT EPERC-AISBL

MISSION

The European Pressure Equipment Research Council (abbreviated EPERC) is a not-for-profit organisation registered in Brussels. Read about EPERC’s mission, aims and objectives.

Co-ordinate, develop and promote the common technical interests and strategies of European (1) industry with regard to pressure equipment through: a) research in relation to the international context and European institutions, b) exchange of industry experience in the design, fabrication, inspection, monitoring and safe life assessment and, c) improving the codes and standards by providing industry and research information and data.

OBJECTIVES

  • Identify the needs for research and innovation and make pressure vessel industry safer through the exchange of industry experience and dedicated Technical Task Groups;
  • Establish priorities, timescales, scope and funding requirements;
  • Launch joint research and collaborative programmes and activities based on identified needs;
  • Support the implementation of the joint projects, collaborative programmes and activities;
  • Disseminate research results and industry experience, including through the medium of e-learning, and facilitate the transfer of technology into practice;
  • Assist and advise authorities involved with legislation, standards and other issues concerning pressure equipment at a European level.

 

AIMS

  • Safeguard and represent the technical and economic interests of industries in Europe (1) that rely on pressure equipment;
  • Facilitate the free trade of pressure equipment and common in-service requirements across borders at international and European level through harmonisation of standards and legislation, acceptance tests and recommended practices;
  • Promote and encourage collaboration and co-operation through research and exchange of industry experience among the EPERC Stakeholders (Members) with an interest in the manufacture and use of pressure equipment.

(1) References to Europe and European refer to countries that are members of the European Union, the European Free Trade Association, or a country that is a candidate for EU membership as defined by the European Commission.

ASSOCIATION

 

EPERC-AISBL is an international non-profit association (in French: Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif) based on the Belgian Law

The Statute, defined according to the dispositions of the Belgian law for the non-profit association, describes the formal structure of EPERC-AISBL [Official in French].  [English translation]

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General Assembly

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Operating Agent    |    Board of Directors   |    Technical Advisor

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Task Groups

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THE STRUCTURE OF EPERC-AISBL

 

The Board of Directors is actually composed by:

Mr. Fernando Lidonnici (Sant’Ambrogio – Italy) – Chairman and Treasurer

Mr. Andrea Tonti (INAIL – Italy) – Vice Chairman

Mr. Guy Baylac – (Consultant – France) – Technical Advisor

Mr. Claude Faidy (Consultant – France) – other member

Mr. Crescenzo Di Fratta (TÜV Austria) – other member

Operating agent: to be appointed

The Membership is restricted to organizations, having legal personality under the laws of their country of origin, and to consulting engineers registered in their country of origin, natural persons, supporting the objective of the Association. They must have their legal seat or domicile, respectively, in a country of the European Union (EU), in a country of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) or in a country, which is a candidate for EU membership as defined by the European Commission.

Organizations from other countries than those mentioned above may be invited to participate in tasks depending upon a vote of the Board of Directors. Such participation will be formalized by a case-by-case collaborative agreement for the task.

THE STRUCTURE OF EPERC-AISBL

 

The Board of Directors is actually composed by:

Mr. Fernando Lidonnici (Sant’Ambrogio – Italy) – Chairman and Treasurer

Mr. Andrea Tonti (INAIL – Italy) – Vice Chairman

Mr. Guy Baylac – (Consultant – France) – Technical Advisor

Mr. Claude Faidy (Consultant – France) – other member

Mr. Crescenzo Di Fratta (TÜV Austria) – other member

Operating agent: to be appointed

The Membership is restricted to organizations, having legal personality under the laws of their country of origin, and to consulting engineers registered in their country of origin, natural persons, supporting the objective of the Association. They must have their legal seat or domicile, respectively, in a country of the European Union (EU), in a country of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) or in a country, which is a candidate for EU membership as defined by the European Commission.

Organizations from other countries than those mentioned above may be invited to participate in tasks depending upon a vote of the Board of Directors. Such participation will be formalized by a case-by-case collaborative agreement for the task.

CURRENT EPERC COMPANY MEMBERS

Participate and Support the Research And Industries solving gaps and needs for innovation, by improvement of related standards, influencing and creating awareness and knowledge and building links with, and learning from the experience of, other organizations involved in Pressure Equipment construction within and outside Europe.

Pressure Equipment Directive

CEN

ASME BOILER AND PRESSURE VESSEL CODE

AFIAP – Association Francaise des Ingenieurs et Appareils à Pression (French Association for Pressure Equipment Engineers)