Specification for unfired pressure vessels – 2021 Edition

Includes all amendments and changes through Amendment 1, 2021

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BSI Group(BS) 09/27/2021 1074
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BS PD 5500, 2021 Edition – Specification for unfired pressure vessels

This Published Document specifies requirements for the design, construction, inspection, testing and verification of compliance of new unfired pressure vessels. The materials of construction are specified in Section 2. The term “pressure vessel” as used in this specification includes branches up to the point of connection to the connecting piping by bolting, screwing or welding, and supports, brackets or other attachments directly welded to the pressure containing shell. The term “unfired” excludes vessels that are subject to direct generated heat or flame impingement from a fired process. It does not exclude vessels subject to electrical heating or heated process streams.

Who is this Published Document for?

PD 5500 is essential reading for organizations that commission, design, build and maintain pressure vessels. It will be used by:

  • Mechanical engineers
  • Pressure vessel designers
  • Manufacturers and inspectors in the oil and gas, petrochemicals and process plant, and energy generation (including nuclear) industries

Why should you use this Published Document?

It specifies requirements for the design, construction, inspection and testing of unfired pressure vessels made from carbon, ferritic alloy and austenitic steels, aluminium, copper, nickel and titanium making it an invaluable reference tool for the design and assessment of pressure vessels.

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PD 5500:2021 PDF

Product Details

Published: 09/27/2021
ISBN(s): 9780539163476
Number of Pages: 1074
File Size: 1 file, 34 MB
Product Code(s): 30431071, 30431071, 30431071