BS EN 13445-2:2014+A2:2018+A3:2018 Unfired pressure vessels – Part 2: Materials

BS EN 13445-2:2014+A3:2018

Unfired pressure vessels. Materials

Status : Work in hand, Current   Published : September 2014



What is this standard about?

This is Part 2 in the series of European standards specifying requirements for the design, construction, inspection and testing of unfired pressure vessels made from steels and steel castings as well as additional materials such as cast iron, aluminium and nickel.  

The series applies to unfired pressure vessels with a maximum allowable pressure greater than 0.5 bar gauge, but may be used for vessels operating at lower pressures, including vacuum.

These standards are invaluable to those who want to demonstrate compliance with the European Pressure Equipment Directive (the PED).

This second part deals with material requirements for the fabrication of unfired pressure vessels.

Who is this standard for?

Organizations who commission, design, build and maintain pressure vessels. This includes:

  • Mechanical engineers
  • Pressure vessels designers, and
  • Manufacturers and inspectors in:
    • Oil and gas
    • Petrochemicals
    • Process plant
    • Energy generation (including nuclear) 

Why should you use this standard?

It specifies requirements for materials, including clad materials, for unfired pressure vessels and supports which are covered in BS EN 13445-1 and manufactured from metallic materials.

It is currently limited to steels with sufficient ductility but it is, for components operating in the creep range, also limited to sufficiently creep ductile materials.

This part also specifies requirements for selection, inspection, testing and marking of metallic materials for the fabrication of unfired pressure vessels.

What’s changed since the last update?

  • Annual updates have been made as part of the regular updating process in order to ensure the accuracy and usability of the series
  • Specifically, this amendment (A3:2018) introduces minor changes to Clauses 1, 2 and 4 plus updates to Annex B and Annex E

Standard NumberBS EN 13445-2:2014+A3:2018
TitleUnfired pressure vessels. Materials
StatusWork in hand, Current
Publication Date30 September 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 6892-1:2009, EN ISO 3506-1:2009, ISO 2566-1:1984, EN ISO 148-1:2010, EN ISO 2566-1:1999, EN ISO 2566-2:1999, ISO 3506-1:2009, A1:2006, EN 1092-1:2007, EN 10028-4:2009, EN 10217-6:2002, EN 10216-3:2013, EN 10028-6:2009, EN 10217-4:2002, EN 10204:2004, EN 10028-2:2009, EN 13479:2004, EN 10222-3:1998, EN 13445-3:2014, EN 10216-4:2013, EN 764-3:2002, EN 13445-4:2014, EN 10028-3:2009, EN 12074:2000, EN 764-2:2012, EN 10222-4:1998, EN 13445-1:2014, EN 10028-7:2007, EN 10269:2013, EN 10217-3:2002, EN 10273:2007, EN 10028-5:2009, EN 13445-5:2014, EN 764-1:2004, EN 10164:2004, ISO 898-2:2012, EN ISO 898-1:2013, EN ISO 898-2:2012, EN ISO 3506-2:2009, EN ISO 204:2009, TR 15608:2013, ISO 898-1:2013, ISO 204:2009, ISO 2566-2:1984, ISO 148-1:2010, ISO 3506-2:2009
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 10028-1:2007+A1:2009, EN 10216-1:2013, EN 10222-2:1999, EN 10217-2:2002, EN 764-5:2002, EN 1011-2:2001, EN 10217-7:2005, EN 10272:2007, EN 10079:1992, EN 10216-5:2013, EN 10216-2:2013, EN 10253-2:2007, EN 10217-1:2002, EN 10213:2007, EN 764-4:2002, EN 10217-5:2002, EN 10222-1:1998, EU, AD-Merkblatt W 8:1987, EN ISO 14343:2009, EN ISO 6892-1:2009, SEL 075:1993, ISO 14343:2009
ReplacesBS EN 13445-2:2009+A2:2012
International RelationshipsEN 13445-2:2014/A2:2018,EN 13445-2:2014/A3:2018
Amended ByAmendment, August 2018; Amendment, October 2017
Draft Superseded By17/30339204 DC17/30365570 DC
DescriptorsPressure vessels, Bulk storage containers, Unfired pressure vessels, Materials specification, Metals, Inspection, Ductility, Pressure equipment, Marking, Steels
Title in FrenchRécipients sous pression non soumis à la flamme Matériaux
Title in GermanUnbefeuerte Druckbehälter Werkstoffe
ISBN978 0 580 93706 4
File Size1.33 MB

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