BS EN 12266-1:2012

BS EN 12266-1:2012 Industrial valves — Testing of metallic valves Part 1: Pressure tests, test procedures and acceptance criteria — Mandatory requirements

This British Standard has now been published and is the UK implementation of EN 12266-1:2012. It supersedes BS EN 12266-1:2003 which is withdrawn. It specifies requirements for tests, test procedures and acceptance criteria for production testing of industrial valves made of metallic materials.

The specified tests may also be used as type tests or acceptance tests.

Safety devices are not covered by EN 12266-1.

Note: For testing of industrial valves of thermoplastic materials, ISO 9393-1 and ISO 9393-2 apply.

The main changes compared to the previous edition are:
• The scope was specified and editorially revised
• Normative references are updated;
• Clause 3 Terms and definitions are revised;
• Clause 4 Test requirements are changed;
• A.1.6 Allowable pressure at room temperature is deleted;
• Table A.2, “Minimum test duration for shell tests” has been updated;
• Annex ZA revised;
• Bibliography updated.

Copies of this standard are available for purchase via the BSI website: http://www.standardsuk.com

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 21


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