PD 5500:2009 + A3:2011 Specification for unfired fusion welded pressure vessels
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PD 5500:2009+A3:2011

Specification for unfired fusion welded pressure vessels

Status : Revised, Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : January 2009 Replaced By : PD 5500:2012+A3:2014

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PD 5500:2009 + Amendment3:2011 Specification for unfired fusion welded pressure vessels

What is it?

PD 5500: 2009 is the latest specification for unfired fusion welded pressure vessels. The specification will be updated every three years.

How does it work?

The PD 5500:2009 specification refers to pressure vessels connected to piping by bolts, screws or welding, as well as supports, brackets and other direct attachments. It applies to vessels that are subject to electrical heating or heated process streams, but not vessels exposed to direct heat or flame. The specification can be used with equipment and systems designed or manufactured to BS 5500 or PD 5500. And the 2009 specification is also relevant to pressure vessels in use outside of the EU as well as those designed and manufactured under the Pressure Equipment Directive

What’s new?

PD 5500:2009 outlines the latest amendments to the specification up to and including those published in August 2009. It also includes details of enquiry cases and will be updated every three years. Your PD 5500 subscription includes free updates on further amendments.

Table of contents

  • Section 1:
    - Foreword
    - Scope
    - Interpretation
    - Definitions
    - Information and requirements to be agreed and to be documented
  • Section 2: Materials
  • Section 3: Design
  • Section 4: Manufacture and workmanship
  • Section 5: Inspection and testing
  • Annexes
  • Figures
  • Tables
  • Aluminium supplement
  • Copper supplement
  • Nickel supplement
  • List of references
  • Enquiry cases.

This is the start of new three-year cycle including updates and new enquiry cases. The three-year subscription to PD 5500 includes free regular updates as amendments are made to the specification.

 Key features

  • Start of new 3 year cycle
  • Specifies requirements for design, manufacture, inspection, testing and verification
  • Can provide a basis for vessel design and manufacture for PED compliance
  • Contains all amendments, annexes and enquiry cases made during last three years
  • Supersedes PD 5500:2006 which is now withdrawn.

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Standard NumberPD 5500:2009+A3:2011
TitleSpecification for unfired fusion welded pressure vessels
Titles in this kitPD 5500:2009 INSERTS (SPINE&COVER) 000000000030193558 PD 5500:2009 DIVIDERS 000000000030143290 White Binder 65mm Extra Large 000000000030193556 PD 5500:2009 Specification for unfired fusion welded pressure vessels

PD 5500 AMD 1 Specification for unfired fusion welded pressure vessels

PD 5500 AMD 2 Specification for unfired fusion welded pressure vessels

PD 5500 Amd 3 (09/11) Specification for unfired fusion welded pressure vessels

StatusRevised, Superseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date31 January 2009
Withdrawn Date30 June 2012
Cross ReferencesBS 21, BS 470, BS 1123:1999, BS 1400, BS 1149, BS 1473:1972, BS 1501, BS 1502, BS 1503, BS 1504, BS 1560, BS 1580-1:2007, BS 1723-1, BS 1723-2, BS 2870, BS 2871, BS 2874, BS 2875, BS 2901-3, BS 2901-4, BS 2915:1990, BS 3059-1, BS 3059-2, BS 3072, BS 3074, BS 3076, BS 3451, BS 3500, BS 3601, BS 3602-1, BS 3602-2, BS 3603, BS 3604-1, BS 3604-2, BS 3605-1, BS 3605-2, BS 3606, BS 3643-1:2007, BS 3692, BS 3799, BS 3920, BS 4190, BS 4504, BS 4870-1, BS 4870-2, BS 4870-4, BS 4871-1, BS 4871-2, BS 4871-3, BS 4882:1990, BS 5046, BS 7608:1993, BS 7777-2:1993, BS EN 287-1, BS EN 287-2, BS EN 288-1, BS EN 288-2, BS EN 288-3, BS EN 288-4, BS EN 485, BS EN 515, BS EN 571-1, BS EN 573, BS EN 586, BS EN 603, BS EN 604, BS EN 754, BS EN 755, BS EN 876, BS EN 895, BS EN 1011-4, BS EN 1044, BS EN 1092, BS EN 1290, BS EN 1291, BS EN 1369, BS EN 1371-1, BS EN 1435:1997, BS EN 1515-1:2000, BS EN 1714:1998, BS EN 1759, BS EN 1759-3, BS EN 1759-4, BS EN 10002-1:2001, BS EN 10002-5, BS EN 10025-1, BS EN 10025-2, BS EN 10028-2, BS EN 10028-3, BS EN 10028-4, BS EN 10028-6, BS EN 10028-7, BS EN 10045-1, BS EN 10088, BS EN 10160
Replaced ByPD 5500:2012+A3:2014
ReplacesPD 5500:2006+A3:2008
Amended ByAmendment, September 2009. Amendment, September 2010. Amendment, September 2011. Amends and replaces PD 5500:2009; PD 5500:2009+A1:2009 and PD 5500:2009+A2:2010.
Draft Superseded By09/30214218 DC
DescriptorsPressure vessels, Unfired pressure vessels, Fusion welding, Welding, Arc welding, Carbon, Unalloyed steels, Austenitic steels, Ferritic steels, Steels, Design, Production, Inspection, Verification, Pressure testing, Mechanical testing
ISBN978 0 580 73979 8
File Size14.06 MB

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