MARKING OF METALLIC VALVES – UPDATED STANDARD ISSUED BS EN19:2016

What is it?
BS EN 19 specifies the requirements for marking of industrial metallic valves. It defines the method of applying the markings, on the body, on a flange, on an identification plate or any other location. This is a harmonised standard.

Why is it important?
This is a harmonised standard under the PED directive 2014/68/EU. It is likely that it will be referred to in the PED Declaration of Conformity for your product. You need to ensure you comply with the latest requirements.

The main changes compared to the previous edition are the following:

a) Normative references have been updated;

b) References to EN 12516-1 and EN 12516-4 were added to 5.3 “Material” as the standards for the material designations to be used for the marking;

c) Annex ZA has been updated.

Supersedes:
BS EN 19:2002 has been withdrawn

This standard is available from BSi Publications at a price of £94.00 (members price £47.00). Those people that are members of PSE/18 or PSE/18/1 committees are able to download the standard for free.

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 38


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