BSI - BS EN 13445-1
Unfired pressure vessels - Part 1: General
|Publication Date:||30 September 2009|
|ICS Code (Pressure vessels):||23.020.30|
This Part of this European Standard defines the terms, definitions, symbols and units that are used throughout the EN 13445.
This Part of EN 13445 also gives guidelines on the principles on which each part of the standard has been based. This information is aimed to aid the user of the EN 13445. This European Standard applies to unfired pressure vessels subject to a maximum allowable pressure greater than 0,5 bar gauge but may be used for vessels operating at lower pressures, including vacuum.
This European Standard applies to maximum allowable temperatures for which creep effects need not be considered. The corresponding limits to calculation temperatures are given in Part 3 (see subclause 5.1).
In EN13445-3:2002 two methods of Design by Analysis (DBA) are given in Annex B and Annex C respectively. Both of these are normative. However Parts 2, 4 and 5 of this edition of the standard do not include provision within their respective areas of responsibility for vessels designed using Design by Analysis - Direct Route (DBA) of EN13445-3:2002, Annex B
NOTE The selection, application and installation of safety related accessories intended to protect pressure vessels during operation are covered in prEN 764-7.
This European Standard is not applicable to pressure equipment of the following types:
a) transportable pressure equipment;
b) items specifically designed for nuclear use, the failure of which may cause a release of radioactivity;
c) pressure equipment intended for the generation of steam or superheated water at temperatures higher than 110 °C;
d) vessels of riveted construction;
e) vessels of lamellar cast iron or any other materials not included in EN 13445-2 or EN 13445-6;
f) multilayered, autofrettaged or pre-stressed vessels;
g) pipelines and industrial piping.