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dnaSRPS EN 12516-1:2019/A1:2023

Industrial valves - Shell design strength - Part 1: Tabulation method for steel valve shells

General information

50.60     Feb 15, 2018



European Norm



This European Standard specifies the tabulation method for determining the wall thickness of valve bodies, bonnets and covers with essentially circular cross-section made in forged, cast or fabricated steel.
For valve shells with oval, rectangular or non-circular shapes, see 8.6.
The range of PN or Class designations for which thicknesses are tabulated is:
PN 2,5, PN 6, PN 10, PN 16, PN 25, PN 40, PN 63, PN 100, PN 160, PN 250, PN 320, PN 400, Class 150, Class 300,Class 600, Class 900, Class 1 500, Class 2 500, Class 4 500.
Pressure/temperature ratings are specified for each material group for the above PN Standard Class and Special Class designations.
The non-destructive examination procedures and acceptance levels that need to be applied to the valve shell components in order for the valve to be used at Special Class pressure/temperature ratings are defined.
Details are also given for the alternative rules for small bore valves of DN 65 and smaller designated as Limited Class.
This standard does not apply to threaded end valves:
- DN 80 or larger;
- or which have pressure ratings greater than Class 2 500;
- or which operate at temperatures greater than 540 °C.
Socket welding end valves DN 80 or larger are outside the scope of this standard.

Related directives

Directives related to this standard.


Directive 2014/68/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of pressure equipment

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dnaSRPS EN 12516-1:2019/A1:2023
50.60 Close of voting. Proof returned by secretariat
Feb 15, 2018

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Adopted from EN 12516-1:2014/FprA1