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BVAA Technical Activity - June 2022

Each month, the BVAA Principal Technical Consultant, Peter Dix, provides members with a Technical Activity report for the previous month. Here are the...
Valve User Issue 76

Hot Spot EN 558:2022 Face-to-face and Centre-to-face Dimensions of Metal Valves for use in Flanged Pipe Systems - PN and Class Designated Valves Published

What is it?The latest edition of EN 558 has now been published by CEN and is available to purchase. This standard specifies the face-to-face (FTF) and...
Valve User Issue 76

Hot Spot UK Government Announces Measures to Ease the Introduction of UKCA Marking Requirements

What is it? The UK Government have announced changes attempting to make it simpler for members to apply UKCA marking to valve and actuator products p...
Valve User Issue 76

Hot Spot IOGP JIP33 Publication of S-729 Specification for Control Valves

What is it? IOGP JIP33 have released a new specification S-729 Specification for Control Valves. Unlike many IOGP specifications this is not an overl...
Valve User Issue 74

Hot Spot UK Government Designated Standards Review Process

What is it? The UK government has rolled out a formal review process for Designated Standards that allows all stakeholders to object to the designati...
Valve User Issue 74

Hot Spot New ISO TC 67 Working Group on Pipeline Valve and Actuator Standardisation

What is it? The ISO TC67/SC2 committee covering pipelines is creating WG 27, a new working group concerning pipeline valves and actuators. WG 27 is t...
Valve User Issue 74

Hot Spot ISO 28921-1 Isolating Valves for Low-temperature Applications- Design Manufacture and Production Testing

What is it? ISO 28921-1:2022 Isolating valves for low-temperature applications — Part 1: Design, manufacturing and production testing has now s...
Valve User Issue 74

Hot Spot ISO DIS 5115 Part-turn Valve Actuation

What is it? A DIS document has been issued for comment and ballot by ISO TC 153 WG 16 following review of the comments from the CD ballot item ...
Valve User Issue 72

Hot Spot-IOGP JIP33 Commences Revision of S-561 Subsea Trees Supplementary to API Specification 17D

What is it? Following the user feedback review conducted last year, IOGP JIP33 is now starting work on the revision of their specification S-561 Sub...
Valve User Issue 72

Hot Spot - Requirements & testing for metallic valves as pressure accessories prEN16668:2022

What is it? Draft European Standard Industrial valves - Requirements and testing for metallic valves as pressure accessories prEN16668:2022(E) if ap...
Valve User Issue 70

Hot Spot - Proposed New API Subsea Standard Development for Manifold Valves and Actuators

What is it? As previously publicised in Hot Spot BV002413 IOGP JIP33 have conducted a supplier feedback questionnaire on subsea manifold valves and ...
Valve User Issue 70

Hot Spot - ISO/ DIS 5640 Ballot on PSE/18/5 22 0003, Industrial valves - Mounting kits for part-turn valve actuator attachment

What is it? The attached draft standard ISO / DIS 5640 “Mounting kits for part-turn valve actuator attachment” has been published for DI...
Valve User Issue 70

Hot Spot - Potential Ban on PFAS Sealing Materials

What is it? The BVAA has been alerted by the European Sealing Association (ESA) that both EU and UK Governments are currently considering introducin...
Valve User Issue 70

Hot Spot - IEC 60534-4 2021 Industrial Process Control Valves - Inspection and routine testing - Published

What is it? IEC has revised part 4 of its series of industrial process control valve standards. IEC 60534-4 2021 covers inspection and routine testi...
Valve User Issue 70

Hot Spot - IOGP JIP33 S-563 Material Data Sheets for Piping & Valve Components V3 Published

What is it? The IOGP JIP33 specification S-563 Material Data Sheets for Piping & Valve Components has been revised and published as version 3. T...
Valve User Issue 70

Hot Spot - BS EN 12516-2:2014+A1:2021 Shell Design Strength - Calculation Method Published

What is it? An amendment to BS EN 12516-2:2014 the EN design standard covering Shell design strength by calculation has been published and is now av...
Valve User Issue 70

Hot Spot - API Webinar on Newly Published API 6D Specification for Valves 25th edition

What is it? API has published the 25th edition of its 6D Standard giving it a revised name- Specification for Valves. This specification defines the...
Valve User Issue 69

Hot Spot - JIP33 S-562 Supplementary Requirements for API 6D Trunnion Mounted Ball Valves User Feedback Review

What is it? IOGP JIP33 is requesting user feedback on S-562 Supplementary Requirements for API 6D Trunnion Mounted Ball Valves. The purpose of this s...
Valve User Issue 69

Hot Spot - EN Draft Standard on Functional Safety of Safety-related Automated Industrial Valves

What is it?CEN TC 69 has been working on the development of a new EN standard covering functional safety of safety-related automated valves for a numb...
Valve User Issue 68

Hot Spot - prEN 15714-3 Pneumatic Part Turn Actuators and prEN 15714-6 Hydraulic Linear Actuators- Basic Requirements

What is it?CEN TC/69 has submitted two draft actuator standards for CEN enquiry. 1. prEN15714-3 Pneumatic Part-turn Actuators for Industrial Valves- ...
Valve User Issue 68