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The Association is the point of reference for meetings and discussions between the relevant authorities, users, manufacturers, notified and authorised bodies, technical centres, the French Education Ministry, and so forth.

The Association, governed by the French Act of 1 July, 1901, is administered by a board of directors made up of members elected for three years from among the individual members of the Association and representatives of all the relevant areas of activity.

The Board elects a chairman, vice-chairmen and treasurer, who constitute the committee, from amongst its members on an annual basis. Some individuals are ex officio members of the board and committee.
The chairmanship of the Association is proposed to a contractor representative and manufacturer representative on an alternating basis.


Amongst the projects that the association undertakes are the following:

  • Organising several annual conferences for members and specialists in the profession to meet and exchange ideas as well as triennial European day conferences on technical information about pressure equipment.
  • Collaborating with French, European and international bodies that have shared or complementary points of interest with the Association as well as regularly circulating information on regulatory developments regarding pressure equipment, technology, research and study findings and the state of progress of standards and codes.
  • Organising work groups on technical subjects relating to pressure equipment with representatives from the different bodies that are members of the Association.
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