ESOPE: European Symposium on Pressure Equipment

Organised every three years since 1977, these symposia are devoted to pressure equipment technologies, regulatory provisions, codes and standards.

The symposia consist of plenary sessions, a roundtable discussion and technical sessions on the themes of design / materials, production / welding / inspection and equipment life.
They bring together representatives from mechanical engineering, the energy industry (electricity, oil) and heavy construction (steel, chemical, aerospace and transport).

The success of the symposia has become well established over time: more than 450 people (from France, Europe and across the world) attend the event. An industry exhibition is held at each event.

The pressure equipment symposia became European in 2001 under the name of ESOPE: European Symposium on Pressure Equipment.

"Construction and life of pressure equipment:
the challenges of globalization"

ESOPE 2016: the only European event of international scope to bring together the entire Pressure Equipment sector!

• A Symposium : Organized every 3 years by the AFIAP, The three days event will bring together scientific and technical information, innovative solutions and regulatory evolutions from the Pressure Vessel industry, including manufacturers, users, professional organizations or service providers, managers of the French and European administration, etc.
Grasp this opportunity to exchange and share with your professional peers. Indeed, ESOPE offers an
international overview of equipment, services, solutions and innovations to face new challenges in the
chemistry, petrochemistry, food processing and energy industries as well.

The Symposium : Register now!

• A major international exhibition : a unique opportunity to generate new international qualified leads, develop your network and extend your brand’s presence within the end users community.
Choose from one of booth options and we will begin promoting your brand to all attendees giving them the option to review your company information before setting foot at the show, ultimately allowing you the best exposure!

More than 1 000 visiteurs and 400 delegates

The AFIAP award : sponsored and handed by a TOTAL representative.

A POSTER session with the award that will be handed by an EDF representative

An ESOPE official diner organized by AFIAP. Come and share a great time of conviviality and exchange at Pavillon d'Armenonville in Paris on September the 14th 2016.

For any information, contact:

Monica BRAS
Email : esope@afiap.org
Tél. : +33 (0)1 47 17 62 73
Fax : +33 (0)1 47 17 62 77

Email : jboussard@infopro-digital.com
Tél. : +33 (0)1 46 99 32 09

ESOPE diner
Email : vflauraud@snct.org
Tél. : +33 (0)1 47 17 62 15
Fax : +33 (0)1 47 17 62 77

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The 2013 event took place from 8 to 10 October 2013 in Paris at the Cité des Congrès de la Villette on the theme of:

" Feedback after more than 10 years of application of European directives on fixed and transportable pressure equipment; regulation in the different European countries for in-service equipment."

After a welcome speech by the chairman of the AFIAP, James Roget, and the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, the plenary session on Tuesday 8 October 2013 was devoted to the following subjects:

  • Evaluation of the pressure equipment directive: results and future actions ; H. D’Hooge (European commission)
  • Last evolutions in the regulations on new and in-service pressure equipment ; I. Griffe (MEDDE)
  • Achievements in European integration through standardisation and pointers to the future ; E. Haynes (CEN Consultant)
  • International iso standards in the field of pressure equipment ; D. Koplewicz (UNM)

The international exhibition has been inaugurated by the speakers and the AFIAP chairman.

The technical sessions took place from the afternoon of Thursday 8 October to the evening of Wednesday 9 October.

A second and final plenary session was held on Thursday 10 October in the morning by:

  • Links between European directives and European Treaty : practical consequences on their applications; F. Gambelli (UIMM)
  • Inspection of new and in-service pressure equipment: example of harmonized application for transportable equipment; H. Barthélémy (Air Liquide)
  • Harmonisation of european pressure equipment legislation; S. Hassi (CEOC International)

Finally, the closing panel had enable conference-goers to have food-for-thought on the subject of:

"Build the future, taking advantage of the last 10 years’
experience in the pressure equipment field (education, training, innovation, market, regulations,
materials, technical inspection…)

The roundtable discussion has been hosted by Pierre Devalan.

Please note that the program of this event is now available for sale, at 30€ (USB device included). Please contact AFIAP for any query.

You can find all the information about ESOPE 2013 on: www.esope-paris.com.