DIN EN 15001-1
Gas infrastructure - Gas installation pipework with an operating pressure greater than 0,5 bar for industrial installations and greater than 5 bar for industrial and non-industrial installations - Part 1: Detailed functional requirements for design, materials, construction, inspection and testing
|Publication Date:||1 February 2011|
|ICS Code (Pipeline components and pipelines in general):||23.040.01|
This European Standard specifies detailed functional requirements for the design, selection of materials, construction, inspection and testing of
- industrial gas installation pipework and assemblies with an operating pressure greater than 0,5 bar, and
- non-industrial gas installation pipework (residential and commercial) with an operating pressure greater than 5 bar in buildings,
starting from the outlet of the network operator's point of delivery up to the inlet connection to the gas appliance; normally the inlet isolation valve. This standard also covers the inlet connection to the gas appliance comprising of the pipework that does not fall within the scope of the appliance standard.
NOTE The use of the term installation and pipework is interchangeable.
This standard applies to gas installations operating at ambient temperatures between - 20 °C and 40 °C and operating pressures up to and including 60 bar. For operating conditions outside these limitations, reference should additionally be made to EN 13480 for metallic pipework.
For industrial gas installations up to and including 0,5 bar and for non-industrial (residential and commercial) gas installations up to and including 5 bar in buildings, EN 1775 applies.
For gas installations that do not fall within the scope of EN 1775 or other European Standards, this standard applies.
In this standard, the term "gas" refers to combustible gases, which are gaseous at 15 °C and 1 013 mbar absolute atmospheric pressure (normal conditions). These gases are commonly referred to as manufactured gas, natural gas or Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). They are also referred to as first, second or third family gases (see Table 1 of EN 437:2003). The given values are considered as normal conditions for all volumes given in this standard.
LPG storage vessels (including all ancillaries fitted directly to storage vessels) are excluded. Also excluded are LPG installations and sections of LPG installations operating at vapour pressure in the liquid state (e.g. between the storage vessel and any pressure regulator).
In this standard, all pressures are gauge pressures unless otherwise stated.
This standard has been harmonised to address the essential safety requirements of the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED, 97/23/EC) relevant for the joining of gas installation pipework (assemblies) falling within the scope of the PED. These are listed in Annex ZA. However, "this Directive does not cover the assembly of pressure equipment on the site and under the responsibility of the user, as in the case of industrial installations" (PED, Preamble, 5th recital, last paragraph).
Although in this respect, the standard takes into account the essential safety requirements of the PED, no inference can be drawn from this as to whether or not the installation or parts of the installation falls within the scope of the PED. Reference should be made to the PED and national legislation.
This European Standard specifies common basic principles for gas supply systems. Users of this European Standard should be aware that more detailed national standards and/or code of practice may exist in the CEN member countries.
This European Standard is intended to be applied in association with these national standards and/or codes of practice setting out the above-mentioned basic principles.