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EEMUA: New Piping guide in Europe
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Company: EEMUA, United Kingdom
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THE EUROPEAN PETROLEUM INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (EUROPIA)THE ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS USERS ASSOCIATION

GUIDE TO THE USE OF ISO 15649 AND ANSI/ASME B31.3 FOR PIPING IN EUROPE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE PRESSURE EQUIPMENT DIRECTIVE EEMUA Publication No 202 : 2001

This Guide identifies and defines a set of common additional and modified requirements to ISO 15649 and ANSI/ASME B31.3 necessitated by the PED. The Guide includes an actions checklist, and tables identifying key requirements of the PED and the corresponding clauses of the ISO/ANSIASME standards, together with supplementary information.

The European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED), Directive 97/23/EC, entered into force on 29th November 1999 and will be mandatory throughout the European Economic Area (EEA) from 30th May 2002. Mandated harmonised European (CEN) pressure equipment standards will have presumption of conformity with the PED, but this does not preclude the use in the EEA of other pressure equipment standards, provided the PEDs essential safety requirements (ESRs) are satisfied.

The CEN piping standard is yet to be published. A draft is in the process of being developed, but it represents a change from current oil and petrochemical industry practice. According to a poll conducted by Europia of its members who are European operators of oil refineries, current industry practice throughout Europe is based on ANSI/ASME B31.3 Process Piping.

ANSI/ASME B31.3 is the de facto standard for piping for the oil, petrochemical and chemical industries worldwide, including Europe. This has been recognised by the publication of ISO 15649:2001 Petroleum and natural gas industriesPiping which makes normative reference to B31.3. A transition to an unfamiliar CEN standard, however sound it may be technically, would introduce risk that may have an impact on the technical integrity of existing operations, and on the time and cost of projects particularly when most 'new' projects in Europe are extensions to existing plant constructed to B31.3. It would also place Europe at a competitive disadvantage in the world market that will design, construct and operate to ISO 15649 / ANSI/ASME B31.3. In order to provide for continued use of ANSI/ASME B31.3 in Europe while also complying with the Pressure Equipment Directive, Europia and EEMUA cooperated to produce the subject Guide to facilitate the use of ISO 15649 / ANSI/ASME B31.3 in accordance with the requirements of the PED.

This publication is obtainable from EEMUA by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) /cash /cheque /Bacs for a net price (excluding p/p) of 70.00. P/p rates: UK 4.00; Europe 6.00; rest of world 11.50. Full members of EEMUA are entitled to a discount on the net price of 25%.


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