BS EN 14141 Valves for natural gas transportation in pipelines – Performance requirements and tests - 5 Year Systematic Review
What is it?:
This European Standard applies to all valves (plug, ball, gate and check valves) used in onshore transmission pipelines for transport of natural gas in accordance with EN 1594, but with a differing temperature range according to the following three classes in accordance with EN 682:
1) - 10 °C to 60 °C;
2) - 20 °C to 60 °C;
3) the range stated by the purchaser for special design.
This European Standard comprises all valves which are components of the pipeline.
This European Standard specifies valves for pipelines with a maximum operating pressure (MOP) over 16 bar.
Control valves and safety valves are excluded from the scope of this European Standard.
This European Standard specifies requirements and appropriate verification tests carried out during production and for certification purposes to verify that the valves conform to the requirements. A summary of the product and type tests is given in Annex G.
Why is it important?:
It is important that this standard reflects manufacturers and users requirements. The annex applies to the type testing of pipeline valves.
Will potentially update the 2013 standard.
Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 48
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