BS EN 13445-1:2014+A2:2018 Unfired pressure vessels. General

BS EN 13445-1:2014+A2:2018

Unfired pressure vessels. General

Status : Current, Under review   Published : September 2014



What is this standard about?

This is Part 1 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 first part contains general information on the scope of the series as well as the terms, definitions, quantities, symbols and units applied throughout the standard.

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 defines the terms, definitions, quantities, symbols and units that are used throughout the series. It also contains instructions on how to use the standards (Annex A) as well as an index which covers the whole series (Annex B), aimed at helping series users.  

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
  • This amendment (A2:2018) introduces general updates to Clauses 1, 2 and 3 and includes a new Clause 6 on Risk assessment and handling. The list of Essential Safety Requirements for unfired steel pressure vessels in Annex X has also been updated

Standard NumberBS EN 13445-1:2014+A2:2018
TitleUnfired pressure vessels. General
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date30 September 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 13445-6:2014, EN 13445-8:2014, EN 764-1:2004, EN 13445-5:2014, EN 13445-2:2014, EN 764-2:2012, EN 764-3:2002, EN 13445-4:2014, EN 13445-3:2014
Informative References(Provided for Information)CEN/TR 13445-9, EN 14222, EN 12953, ISO 16528-1, EN 12952, CEN/TR 13445-101, EN 13480, CEN/TR 13445-102, EN 13445-10:2015, CR 13445-7:2002, EN 764-7:2002, EN ISO 5817:2014, ISO 5817:2014
ReplacesBS EN 13445-1:2009
International RelationshipsEN 13445-1:2014/A2:2018
Amended ByAmendment, September 2018; Corrigendum, February 2018
Draft Superseded By16/30342472 DC
DescriptorsBulk storage containers, Vocabulary, Unfired pressure vessels, Pressure vessels, Symbols, Pressure equipment
Title in FrenchRécipients sous pression non soumis à la flamme Généralités
Title in GermanUnbefeuerte Druckbehälter Allgemeines
ISBN978 0 580 94467 3
File Size989 KB

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