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    SPECIFICATION FOR UNFIRED FUSION WELDED PRESSURE VESSELS

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  15-01-2003

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-2000

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Committees Responsible
    Foreword
    Summary of Pages
    Specification
    1 General
          1.1 Scope
          1.2 Interpretation
          1.3 Definitions
          1.4 Responsibilities
          1.5 Information and requirements to be agreed and
                  to be documented
          1.6 Thicknesses
    2 Materials
          2.1 Selection of materials
          2.2 Materials for low temperature applications
          2.3 Nominal design strength
    3 Design
          3.1 General
          3.2 Application
          3.3 Corrosion, erosion and protection
          3.4 Construction categories and design stresses
          3.5 Vessels under internal pressure
          3.6 Vessels under external pressure
          3.7 Supports, attachments and internal structures
          3.8 Bolted flanged connections
          3.9 Flat heat exchanger tubesheets
          3.10 Design of welds
          3.11 Jacket construction
          3.12 Manholes and inspection openings
          3.13 Protective devices for excessive pressure or
                  vacuum
    4 Manufacture and Workmanship
          4.1 General aspects of construction
          4.2 Cutting, forming and tolerances
          4.3 Welded joints
          4.4 Heat treatment
          4.5 Surface finish
    5 Inspection and Testing
          5.1 General
          5.2 Approval testing of fusion welding procedures
          5.3 Welder and operator approval
          5.4 Production control test plates
          5.5 Destructive testing
          5.6 Non-destructive testing
          5.7 Acceptance criteria for weld defects revealed by
                  visual examination and non-destructive testing
          5.8 Pressure tests
          5.9 Inspection requirements for cast components
    Annex A - Recommendations for design where loadings and
              components are not covered by Section 3
    Annex B - Recommendations for cylindrical, spherical and
              conical shells under combined loadings, including
              wind and earthquakes
    Annex C - Requirements for the assessment of vessels subject
              to fatigue
    Annex D - Requirements for vessels required to operate below
              0 degree C
    Annex E - Recommendations for welded connections of pressure
              vessels
    Annex F - An alternative design approach for compensation using
              the pressure area method
    Annex G - Recommendations for methods of calculation of
              stresses from local loads, thermal gradients, etc
    Annex H - Recommendations for post-weld heat treatment of
              dissimilar ferritic steel joints
    Annex J - Recommendations for pressure relief protective
              devices
    Annex K - Design stresses for British Standard materials
    Annex L - Guidance on structural tolerances
    Annex M - Guidance on safe external working pressure for
              cylindrical sections outside the circularity limits
              specified in 3.6
    Annex N - Requirements for vessel design and the provision of
              information concerning statutory obligations for the
              demonstration of the continued integrity of pressure
              vessels throughout their service life
    Annex P - Deleted
    Annex Q - Recommendations for preparation and testing of
              production control test plates
    Annex R - Guidance on additional information for flat ends and
              flat plates
    Annex S - Guidance on optional documentation for supply with
              vessel
    Annex T - Recommendations for arc welded tube to tubeplate
              joints
    Annex U - Guidance on the use of fracture mechanics analyses
    Annex V - Requirements for testing and inspection of serially
              produced pressure vessels
    Annex W - Worked examples for vessels under external pressure
    Annex Y - Worked examples for supports and mountings for
              horizontal vessels
    Annex Z - Guidance on the application of PD 5500 to pressure
              vessels falling within the scope of the European
              Pressure Equipment Directive
    Aluminium Supplement - Requirements for aluminium and aluminium
                           alloys in the design and construction of
                           unfired fusion welded pressure vessels
    Nickel Supplement - Requirements for nickel and nickel alloys
                        in the design and construction of unfired
                        fusion welded pressure vessels
    Copper Supplement - Requirements for copper and copper alloys
                        in the design and construction of unfired
                        fusion welded or brazed pressure vessels

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    Defines requirements for design, construction, inspection, testing and verifying of compliance of unfired fusion welded pressure vessels, including branches as far as the point of connection to the connecting piping by means of bolting, screwing or welding, together with supports, brackets or other attachments which are directly welded to the pressure containing shell. The term "unfired" excludes vessels which are subject to electrical heating or heated process streams.

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    Committee PVE/1
    Development Note Supersedes BS 5500(1997), 00/715608 DC & 99/716771 DC (11/2001) Supersedes 01/714414 DC. (11/2002)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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    BS EN 288-4 : 1992 SPECIFICATION AND APPROVAL OF WELDING PROCEDURES FOR METALLIC MATERIALS - WELDING PROCEDURES FOR THE ARC WELDING OF ALUMINIUM AND ITS ALLOYS
    BS 1472(1972) : 1972 SPECIFICATION FOR WROUGHT ALUMINIUM AND ALUMINIUM ALLOYS FOR GENERAL ENGINEERING PURPOSES - FORGING STOCK AND FORGINGS
    BS 1502(1982) : 1982 SPECIFICATION FOR STEELS FOR FIRED AND UNFIRED PRESSURE VESSELS: SECTIONS AND BARS
    BS 3074(1989) : 1989 SPECIFICATION FOR NICKEL AND NICKEL ALLOYS: SEAMLESS TUBE
    BS 2915(1990) : 1990 SPECIFICATION FOR BURSTING DISCS AND BURSTING DISC DEVICES
    BS 1501-1(1980) : 1980 STEELS FOR PRESSURE PURPOSES - PART 1: SPECIFICATION FOR CARBON AND CARBON MANGANESE STEELS: PLATES
    BS 3076(1989) : 1989 SPECIFICATION FOR NICKEL AND NICKEL ALLOYS: BAR
    BS 7910(1999) : 1999 GUIDE ON METHODS FOR ASSESSING THE ACCEPTABILITY OF FLAWS IN METALLIC STRUCTURES
    BS EN 287-1 : 2011 QUALIFICATION TEST OF WELDERS - FUSION WELDING - PART 1: STEELS
    BS 3692(1967) : 1967 SPECIFICATION FOR ISO METRIC PRECISION HEXAGON BOLTS, SCREWS AND NUTS - METRIC UNITS
    BS 1113(1999) : 1999 SPECIFICATION FOR DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE OF WATER-TUBE STEAM GENERATING PLANT (INCLUDING SUPERHEATERS, REHEATERS AND STEEL TUBE ECONOMIZERS)
    BS EN 288-2 : 1992 SPECIFICATION AND APPROVAL OF WELDING PROCEDURES FOR METALLIC MATERIALS - PART 2: WELDING PROCEDURE SPECIFICATION FOR ARC WELDING
    BS 3381(1989) : 1989 SPECIFICATION FOR SPIRAL WOUND GASKETS FOR STEEL FLANGES TO BS 1560
    BS EN 286-1 : 1998 SIMPLE UNFIRED PRESSURE VESSELS DESIGNED TO CONTAIN AIR OR NITROGEN - PART 1: PRESSURE VESSELS FOR GENERAL PURPOSES
    BS 2901-4(1990) : 1990 FILLER RODS AND WIRES FOR GAS-SHIELDED ARC WELDING - SPECIFICATION FOR ALUMINIUM AND ALUMINIUM ALLOYS AND MAGNESIUM ALLOYS
    BS EN 287-2 : 1992 APPROVAL TESTING OF WELDERS - FUSION WELDING - ALUMINIUM AND ALUMINIUM ALLOYS
    BS 3605-1(1991) : 1991 AUSTENITIC STAINLESS STEEL PIPES AND TUBES FOR PRESSURE PURPOSES - SPECIFICATION FOR SEAMLESS TUBES
    BS 1769(1951) : 1951 SPECIFICATION FOR UNIFIED BLACK HEXAGON BOLTS, SCREWS, NUTS - (UNC & UNF THREADS) - HEAVY SERIES
    BS 1503(1989) : 1989 SPECIFICATION FOR STEEL FORGINGS FOR PRESSURE PURPOSES
    BS EN 10025 : 1993 HOT ROLLED PRODUCTS OF NON-ALLOY STRUCTURAL STEELS: TECHNICAL DELIVERY CONDITIONS
    BS PD6550-1(1989) : 1989 EXPLANATORY SUPPLEMENT TO BS 5500:1988 - SPECIFICATION FOR UNFIRED FUSION WELDED PRESSURE VESSELS - SECTION THREE - DESIGN - DOMED ENDS (HEADS)
    BS 7777-2(1993) : 1993 FLAT-BOTTOMED, VERTICAL, CYLINDRICAL STORAGE TANKS FOR LOW TEMPERATURE SERVICE - SPECIFICATION FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF SINGLE, DOUBLE AND FULL CONTAINMENT METAL TANKS FOR THE STORAGE OF LIQUEFIED GAS AT TEMPERATURES DOWN TO 165 DEGREE C
    BS 3059-1(1987) : 1987 STEEL BOILER AND SUPERHEATER TUBES - SPECIFICATION FOR LOW TENSILE CARBON STEEL TUBES WITHOUT SPECIFIED ELEVATED TEMPERATURE PROPERTIES
    BS 2594(1975) : 1975 SPECIFICATION FOR CARBON STEEL WELDED HORIZONTAL CYLINDRICAL STORAGE TANKS
    BS 3636(1963) : 1963 METHODS FOR PROVING THE GAS TIGHTNESS OF VACUUM OR PRESSURIZED PLANT
    BS EN 1435:1997 NON-DESTRUCTIVE EXAMINATION OF WELDS - RADIOGRAPHIC EXAMINATION OF WELDED JOINTS
    BS 4870-3(1985) : 1985 SPECIFICATION FOR APPROVAL TESTING OF WELDING PROCEDURES - ARC WELDING OF TUBE TO TUBE PLATE JOINTS IN METALLIC MATERIALS
    BS 1501-3(1990) : 1990 STEELS FOR PRESSURE PURPOSES: PLATES - SPECIFICATION FOR CORROSION AND HEAT-RESISTING STEELS
    BS 3601(1987) : 1987 SPECIFICATION FOR CARBON STEEL PIPES AND TUBES WITH SPECIFIED ROOM TEMPERATURE PROPERTIES FOR PRESSURE PURPOSES
    BS 3451(1973) : 1973 METHODS OF TESTING FUSION WELDS IN ALUMINIUM AND ALUMINIUM ALLOYS
    BS PD6550-2(1989) : 1989 EXPLANATORY SUPPLEMENT TO BS 5500:1988 - SPECIFICATION FOR UNFIRED FUSION WELDED PRESSURE VESSELS - SECTION THREE - DESIGN - OPENINGS AND BRANCH CONNECTIONS
    BS 3602-1(1987) : 1987 STEEL PIPES AND TUBES FOR PRESSURE PURPOSES: CARBON AND CARBON MANGANESE STEEL WITH SPECIFIED ELEVATED TEMPERATURE PROPERTIES - SPECIFICATION FOR SEAMLESS AND ELECTRIC RESISTANCE WELDED INCLUDING WELDED TUBES
    BS 6759-3(1984) : 1984 SAFETY VALVES - SPECIFICATION FOR SAFETY VALVES FOR PROCESS FLUIDS
    BS 6759-2(1984) : 1984 SAFETY VALVES - SPECIFICATION FOR SAFETY VALVES FOR COMPRESSED AIR OR INERT GASES
    BS 1501-2(1988) : 1988 STEELS FOR PRESSURE PURPOSES: PLATES - PART 2: SPECIFICATION FOR ALLOY STEELS
    BS 3072(1989) : 1989 SPECIFICATION FOR NICKEL AND NICKEL ALLOYS: SHEET AND PLATE
    BS EN 25817 : 1992 ARC WELDED JOINTS IN STEEL - GUIDANCE ON QUALITY LEVELS FOR IMPERFECTIONS
    BS 1470(1987) : 1987 SPECIFICATION FOR WROUGHT ALUMINIUM AND ALUMINIUM ALLOYS FOR GENERAL ENGINEERING PURPOSES: PLATE, SHEET AND STRIP
    BS 1449-1(1983) : 1983 STEEL PLATE, SHEET AND STRIP - SPECIFICATION FOR CARBON AND CARBON MANGANESE PLATE, SHEET AND STRIP
    BS 3604-2(1991) : 1991 STEEL PIPES AND TUBES FOR PRESSURE PURPOSES: FERRITIC ALLOY STEEL WITH SPECIFIED ELEVATED TEMPERATURE PROPERTIES - SPECIFICATION FOR LONGITUDINALLY ARC WELDED TUBES
    BS 1506(1990) : 1990 SPECIFICATION FOR CARBON, LOW ALLOY AND STAINLESS STEEL BARS AND BILLETS FOR BOLTING MATERIAL TO BE USED IN PRESSURE RETAINING APPLICATIONS
    ISO 1302:2002 Geometrical Product Specifications (GPS) Indication of surface texture in technical product documentation
    ISO 6303:1981 Pressure vessel steels not included in ISO 2604, Parts 1 to 6 Derivation of long-time stress rupture properties
    BS 903-A26(1995) : 1995 PHYSICAL TESTING OF RUBBER - METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF HARDNESS (HARDNESS BETWEEN 10 IRHD AND 100 IRHD)
    BS 6759-1(1984) : 1984 SAFETY VALVES - SPECIFICATION FOR SAFETY VALVES FOR STEAM AND HOT WATER
    BS 1134-1(1988) : 1988 ASSESSMENT OF SURFACE TEXTURE - PART 1: METHODS AND INSTRUMENTATION
    BS 1723-2(1986) : 1986 BRAZING - GUIDE TO BRAZING
    BS 4871-3(1985) : 1985 SPECIFICATION FOR APPROVAL TESTING OF WELDERS WORKING TO APPROVED WELDING PROCEDURES - ARC WELDING OF TUBE TO TUBE PLATE JOINTS IN METALLIC MATERIALS
    BS 5276-1(1984) : 1984 PRESSURE VESSEL DETAILS (DIMENSIONS) - SPECIFICATION FOR DAVITS FOR BRANCH COVERS OF STEEL VESSELS
    BS EN 10029 : 2010 HOT-ROLLED STEEL PLATES 3 MM THICK OR ABOVE - TOLERANCES ON DIMENSIONS AND SHAPE
    BS 3059-2(1990) : AMD 8707 STEEL BOILER AND SUPERHEATER TUBES - SPECIFICATION FOR CARBON, ALLOY AND AUSTENITIC STAINLESS STEEL TUBES WITH SPECIFIED ELEVATED TEMPERATURE PROPERTIES
    BS PD CR ISO 15608 : 2000 WELDING - GUIDELINES FOR A METALLIC MATERIAL GROUPING SYSTEM
    BS 1449-2(1983) : 1983 STEEL PLATE, SHEET AND STRIP - SPECIFICATION FOR STAINLESS AND HEAT-RESISTING STEEL PLATE, SHEET AND STRIP
    BS 3604-1(1990) : 1990 STEEL PIPES AND TUBES FOR PRESSURE PURPOSES: FERRITIC ALLOY STEEL WITH SPECIFIED ELEVATED TEMPERATURE PROPERTIES - SPECIFICATION FOR SEAMLESS AND ELECTRIC RESISTANCE WELDED TUBES
    BS 1473(1972) : 1972 SPECIFICATION FOR WROUGHT ALUMINIUM AND ALUMINIUM ALLOYS FOR GENERAL ENGINEERING PURPOSES - RIVET, BOLT AND SCREW STOCK
    BS 4870-1(1981) : 1981 SPECIFICATION FOR APPROVAL TESTING OF WELDING PROCEDURES - FUSION WELDING OF STEEL
    BS EN 288-3 : 1992 SPECIFICATION AND APPROVAL OF WELDING PROCEDURES FOR METALLIC MATERIALS - PART 3: WELDING PROCEDURE TESTS FOR THE ARC WELDING OF STEELS
    BS 1471(1972) : 1972 SPECIFICATION FOR WROUGHT ALUMINIUM AND ALUMINIUM ALLOYS FOR GENERAL ENGINEERING PURPOSES - DRAWN TUBE
    BS 3274(1960) : 1960 SPECIFICATION FOR TUBULAR HEAT EXCHANGERS FOR GENERAL PURPOSES
    BS 3799(1974) : 1974 SPECIFICATION FOR STEEL PIPE FITTINGS, SCREWED AND SOCKET-WELDING FOR THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
    BS 6399-2(1997) : 1997 LOADING FOR BUILDINGS - PART 2: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR WIND LOADS
    BS 1768(1963) : 1963 SPECIFICATION FOR UNIFIED PRECISION HEXAGON BOLTS, SCREWS, & NUTS (UNC & UNF THREADS) - NORMAL SERIES
    BS EN 876 : 1995 DESTRUCTIVE TESTS OF WELDS IN METALLIC MATERIALS - LONGITUDINAL TENSILE TEST ON WELD METAL IN FUSION WELDED JOINTS
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    BS 3603(1991) : 1991 SPECIFICATION FOR CARBON AND ALLOY STEEL PIPES AND TUBES WITH SPECIFIED LOW TEMPERATURE PROPERTIES FOR PRESSURE PURPOSES
    BS 3920(1973) : AMD 5516 SPECIFICATION FOR PROCEDURE FOR DERIVING AND VERIFYING THE MINIMUM ELEVATED TEMPERATURE YIELD OR PROOF STRESS PROPERTIES OF STEEL PRODUCTS
    BS 1723-1(1986) : 1986 BRAZING - SPECIFICATION FOR BRAZING
    BS 1475(1972) : 1972 SPECIFICATION FOR WROUGHT ALUMINIUM AND ALUMINIUM ALLOYS FOR GENERAL ENGINEERING PURPOSES - WIRE
    BS 1580-1&2(1962) : 1962 SPECIFICATION FOR UNIFIED SCREW THREADS - DIAMETERS 1/4 INCH AND LARGER
    BS 499-1(1991) : 1991 WELDING TERMS AND SYMBOLS - GLOSSARY FOR WELDING, BRAZING AND THERMAL CUTTING
    BS 3606(1992) : AMD 8230 SPECIFICATION FOR STEEL TUBES FOR HEAT EXCHANGERS
    BS 1474(1987) : 1987 SPECIFICATION FOR WROUGHT ALUMINIUM AND ALUMINIUM ALLOYS FOR GENERAL ENGINEERING PURPOSES: BARS, EXTRUDED ROUND TUBES AND SECTIONS
    BS 1723-3(1988) : 1988 BRAZING - METHODS FOR NON-DESTRUCTIVE AND DESTRUCTIVE TESTING
    BS PD6550-4(1989) : 1989 EXPLANATORY SUPPLEMENT TO BS 5500:1988 - SPECIFICATION FOR UNFIRED FUSION WELDED PRESSURE VESSELS - SECTION THREE - DESIGN - HEAT EXCHANGER TUBESHEETS
    BS 5400-10(1980) : 1980 STEEL CONCRETE AND COMPOSITE BRIDGES - PART 10: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FATIGUE
    BS EN 10045-1 : 1990 METALLIC MATERIALS - CHARPY IMPACT TEST - TEST METHOD (V AND U-NOTCHES)
    BS EN 10002-5 : 1992 TENSILE TESTING OF METALLIC MATERIALS - PART 5: METHOD OF TEST AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES
    BS 1723-4(1988) : 1988 BRAZING - METHODS FOR SPECIFYING BRAZING PROCEDURE AND OPERATOR APPROVAL TESTING
    BS EN ISO 9606-3 : 1999 APPROVAL TESTING OF WELDERS - FUSION WELDING - PART 3: COPPER AND COPPER ALLOYS
    BS EN 45004 : 1995 GENERAL CRITERIA FOR THE OPERATION OF VARIOUS TYPES OF BODIES PERFORMING INSPECTION
    BS 3605-2(1992) : 1992 AUSTENITIC STAINLESS STEEL PIPES AND TUBES FOR PRESSURE PURPOSES - SPECIFICATION FOR LONGITUDINALLY WELDED TUBES
    BS 3643-1(1981) : 1981 ISO METRIC SCREW THREADS - PRINCIPLES AND BASIC DATA
    BS 4870-2(1982) : 1982 SPECIFICATION FOR APPROVAL TESTING OF WELDING PROCEDURES - TIG OR MIG WELDING OF ALUMINIUM AND ITS ALLOYS
    BS EN 10002-1 : 2001 METALLIC MATERIALS - TENSILE TESTING - PART 1: METHOD OF TEST AT AMBIENT TEMPERATURE
    BS EN 288-1 : 1992 SPECIFICATION AND QUALIFICATION OF WELDING PROCEDURES FOR METALLIC MATERIALS - GENERAL RULES FOR FUSION WELDING
    BS EN 10213 : 2007 STEEL CASTINGS FOR PRESSURE PURPOSES
    BS 3602-2(1991) : 1991 STEEL PIPES AND TUBES FOR PRESSURE PURPOSES: CARBON AND CARBON MANGANESE STEEL WITH SPECIFIED ELEVATED TEMPERATURE PROPERTIES - SPECIFICATION FOR LONGITUDINALLY ARC WELDED TUBES
    BS 3923-1(1986) : 1986 METHODS FOR ULTRASONIC EXAMINATION OF WELDS - METHODS FOR MANUAL EXAMINATION OF FUSION WELDS IN FERRITIC STEELS
    BS PD6550-3(1989) : 1989 EXPLANATORY SUPPLEMENT TO BS 5500:1988 - SPECIFICATION FOR UNFIRED FUSION WELDED PRESSURE VESSELS - SECTION THREE - DESIGN - VESSELS UNDER EXTERNAL PRESSURE
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