BS 5500:1988 - Specification for unfired fusion welded pressure vessels

BS 5500:1988

Specification for unfired fusion welded pressure vessels

Status : Withdrawn, Superseded, Revised   Published : January 1988 Replaced By : BS 5500:1991

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Materials and design stresses; design calculations for cylindrical and spherical shells, domed and flat ends, openings and branch connections, bolted flange connections, tubeplates; manufacturing procedures, tolerances, welding, inspection, non-destructive and pressure testing for 3 categories of construction subject to internal and external pressure. Other design considerations detailed in appendices. See also PD 6550.

Standard NumberBS 5500:1988
TitleSpecification for unfired fusion welded pressure vessels
StatusWithdrawn, Superseded, Revised
Publication Date01 January 1988
Withdrawn Date01 January 1991
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Replaced ByBS 5500:1991
ReplacesBS 5500:1985
Amended ByBS 5500 EQ 45:1988
BS 5500 ENQ 79:1990
BS 5500 ENQ 90:1990
BS 5500 ENQ 88:1990
BS 5500 ENQ 89:1990
BS 5500 ENQ 87:1990
BS 5500 ENQ 81-84:1989
AMD 5962
AMD 6501
AMD 6222
Enquiry Cases 5500/15 & 17 Free of charge*Enquiry Cases 5500/18-20 Free of charge*Enquiry Case 5500/24 Free of charge*Enquiry Case 5500/29 Free of charge*Enquiry Case 5500/31 Free of charge*Enquiry Case 5500/33 Free of charge incorporated*Enquiry Cases 5500/34 & 36 Free of charge*Enquiry Cases 5500/39-41 Free of charge*Enquiry Case 5500/44 Free of charge*Enquiry Cases 5500/52 & 53 Free of charge*Enquiry Cases 5500/55-58 Free of charge*Enquiry Case 5500/59 Free of charge*Enquiry Case 5500/61 Free of charge*Generally, enquiry cases remain extant until incorporated into the standard. 18, 33, 45, 52, 53, 55, 59, 71, 73 and 79 have been reissued. Enquiry cases 12, 38, 50 and 62 have been replaced by 52, 53, 55 and 70 respectively.
DescriptorsSupports, Certification (approval), Stress, Temperature, Dimensional tolerances, Structural design, Heat treatment, Corrosion protection, Spherical shape, Flanges, Bolting, Thickness, Pressure vessels, Stress analysis, Martensitic steels, Welded joints, Alloy steels, Safety valves, Strength of materials, Design, Testing conditions, Unfired pressure vessels, Welding, Pressure testing, Forgings, Ferritic steels, Tensile strength, Nickel, Brittleness, Test pressure, Pipe connections, Approval testing, Dimensions, Non-destructive testing, Cylindrical shape, Nickel alloys, Marking, Unalloyed steels, Stiffeners, Austenitic steels, Reinforcement, Acceptance (approval), Holes, Steels, Inspection, Aluminium alloys, Conical shape, Shell structures, Fusion welding, Surface treatment, Double-skinned pressure vessels, Gaskets, Preparation, Performance testing
Title in FrenchRécipients sous pression soudés par fusion, non soumis à l'action des flammes
Title in GermanUnbeheizte, schmelzgeschweisste Druckkessel
ISBN0 580 16303 2
File Size0 KB
NotesA software program is available for the design of pressure vessels to this code. For more information telephone ESDU International on 0171-490 5151.

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