The Importance of Using PED-Certified Fastener Manufacturers

By Patrick Gomes | July 4, 2023
Wulfrun PED certified fasteners

From gas storage tanks and pressurised hot water boilers to air compressors and boilers, you need to know that the components you use for your pressurised equipment are the safest and most reliable on the market. 

Without high-quality components your equipment could fail, leading to an explosion that could have potentially fatal consequences. 

In this blog, we explore the significance of PED accreditations, the benefits of using PED-certified manufacturers and products, as well as the potential risks of not using them. 


What are PED accreditations? 

The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) is a European Union directive that sets essential safety requirements for pressure equipment and assemblies. 

PED accreditations certify that a manufacturer complies with stringent quality standards, ensuring their products are safe, reliable and suitable for use in high-pressure equipment applications. 

These certifications are evidence that the manufacturer has undergone rigorous testing, inspection and assessment processes to guarantee compliance. 


What are the benefits of using a PED-certified manufacturer?

When it comes to manufacturing your pressure equipment components, you can’t cut corners. Here are the 3 key benefits of using PED standard products: 


Enhanced safety

Pressurised equipment operates under high stress and extreme conditions. By using PED-certified manufacturers, you can trust that the fasteners are designed and manufactured to meet your specific safety requirements, minimising the risk of failures, leaks and accidents. 

These manufacturers adhere to strict quality control processes, ensuring that their products can withstand the temperatures and pressures of demanding applications. 


Quality assurance 

To ensure that their products meet the required standards, PED-certified manufacturers follow comprehensive quality management systems allowing for traceability and countability throughout the production process. 

Using advanced testing methods they determine the integrity and reliability of their fasteners to ensure high-quality performance and longevity. 

Compliance with regulatory standards

Using products from a PED-certified manufacturer guarantees compliance with regulations and industry standards. Not only does this ensure the safety of your pressure equipment, but it only prevents costly legal issues, potential fines or disruptions to your operations caused by non-compliance. 


What are the risks of not using PED-certified manufacturers or products? 

Choosing non-certified manufacturers or products can expose your pressure equipment to serious risks, including: 


Safety hazards 

Above all else, the safety of your pressure equipment is crucial. Fasteners that are not manufactured to the necessary standards may have compromised quality which can lead to failures that can endanger staff, property and the environment. 

The consequences of an incident with your equipment can be catastrophic, resulting in injuries, equipment damage and liabilities. 


Poor performance

Non-certified fasteners may not possess the necessary strength, corrosion resistance, or durability needed for pressure equipment applications. 

Poor performance can result in frequent breakdowns, increased maintenance costs and potential downtime, causing a significant impact on your operation and profitability. 



If your pressure equipment does not meet regulatory requirements, you could end up facing penalties, legal action or even forced closures. Non-compliant equipment can also affect your reputation and customer trust, potentially leading to a loss of business opportunities.


Why choose Wulfrun, your trusted PED-certified manufacturer 

When it comes to sourcing PED-certified fasteners, there’s no better choice than products from Wulfrun. As an industry leader, with over 30 years of experience in the industry, here are some of the key reasons why Wulfrun should be your first choice: 


Customer end specifications and approvals 

At Wulfrun, we understand that different industries and applications have unique requirements. That’s why we work closely with our clients to ensure that the PED fasteners we produce, whether blots, screws or plugs, align with their specifications and approval to meet their exact needs. 


Reverse engineering capabilities 

Our expertise in reverse engineering allows us to recreate fasteners that are difficult to source. This ensures that even legacy equipment can be safely maintained or upgraded without compromising safety or performance. 


Worldwide Customer Base 

Through our consistent delivery of superior products and services to a wide range of industries, spanning from oil and gas to nuclear, we’ve built a worldwide customer base and are considered a trusted partner for projects that require PED-certified fasteners. 


API Qualifications 

Our commitment to meeting the stringent standards set by the American Petroleum Institute (API) is reflected in our many qualifications, ensuring that only manufacture the highest quality fasteners on the market. 


PED-certified fasteners for pressure equipment from Wulfrun 

If you would like to find out more about the range of specialised fasteners we can produce or would like to partner with us for your project, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team today.  

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