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    SPECIFICATION FOR UNFIRED FUSION WELDED PRESSURE VESSELS

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  30-04-2015

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-2012

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Foreword
    Section 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
    Section 2. Materials
    2.1 Selection of materials
    2.2 Materials for low temperature applications
    2.3 Nominal design strength
    Section 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 Vessels with external jackets or limpet coils
    3.12 Manholes, inspection openings and quick release
         openings
    3.13 Protective devices for excessive pressure or
         vacuum
    Section 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
    Section 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
    Annexes
    Annex A - Requirements for design where loadings
              and components are not covered by Section 3
    Annex B - Requirements for cylindrical, spherical and
              conical shells under combined loadings,
              including wind and earthquakes
    Annex C - Assessment of vessels subject to fatigue
    Annex D - Requirements for vessels designed to
              operate below 0 degree C
    Annex E - Recommendations for welded connections
              of pressure vessels
    Annex G - Recommendations for the design of 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 - Requirements for design stresses for British Standard
              materials
    Annex L - Guidance on structural tolerances
    Annex M - Requirements for establishing the allowable external
              pressure for cylindrical sections outside the
              circularity limits specified in 3.6
    Annex N - Requirements for vessel design and the provision
              of information concerning UK statutory
              requirements for the demonstration of the
              continued integrity of pressure vessels
              throughout their service life
    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
    Annex Z - Guidance on the application of PD 5500 to pressure
              vessels falling within the scope of the European
              Pressure Equipment Directive
    Supplements
    Aluminium supplement: Requirements for aluminium and
    aluminium 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
    Nickel supplement: Requirements for nickel and nickel alloys
    in the design and construction of unfired fusion
    welded pressure vessels
    Titanium supplement: Requirements for titanium and titanium
    alloys in the design and construction of unfired
    fusion welded pressure vessels
    Index
    List of references

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    Describes requirements for the design, construction, inspection, testing and verification of compliance of new unfired fusion welded pressure vessels.

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    Committee PVE/1
    Development Note Supersedes BS PD5500(2009). (07/2012) 2012 Edition Re-Issued in September 2014 & incorporates AMD 3 2014. Effective date of 2012 + A3 2014: 31/01/2015. (10/2014)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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