PD5500:2009 + Amendments 3 : 2011 Design Code Pressure vessel – Download and Buy Specification for unfired fusion welded pressure vessels

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PD 5500:2009 + Amendment3:2011 gives the current specification for unfired fusion welded pressure vessels.


PD 5500: 2009 in conjunction with the  PD 5500:2009 + Amendment3:2011 download is the latest specification for unfired fusion welded pressure vessels.

It outlines how to meet the BS EN 13445 European standard for carbon, ferritic alloy and austenitic steels, aluminium, copper and nickel vessels.

PD 5500 applies to equipment designed to BS 5500 or PD 5500, in use outside of the EU or manufactured under the Pressure Equipment Directive. The specification will be updated every three years.
How does it work?

The PD 5500:2009 specification with Download PD5500:2009 + Amendments 3 refers to pressure vessels connected to piping by bolts, screws or welding, as well as supports, brackets and other direct attachments. It applies to vessels that are subject to electrical heating or heated process streams, but not vessels exposed to direct heat or flame. The specification can be used with equipment and systems designed or manufactured to BS 5500 or PD 5500. And the 2009 specification is also relevant to pressure vessels in use outside of the EU as well as those designed and manufactured under the Pressure Equipment Directive.
What’s new?

PD 5500:2009 outlines the latest amendments to the specification up to and including those published in August 2009. It also includes details of enquiry cases and will be updated every three years. Your PD 5500 subscription includes free updates on further amendments.
Table of contents

Section 1:
– Foreword
– Scope
– Interpretation
– Definitions
– Information and requirements to be agreed and to be documented
Section 2: Materials
Section 3: Design
Section 4: Manufacture and workmanship
Section 5: Inspection and testing
Aluminium supplement
Copper supplement
Nickel supplement
List of references
Enquiry cases.

This is the start of new three-year cycle including updates and new enquiry cases. The three-year subscription to PD 5500 includes free regular updates as amendments are made to the specification.

Key features

Start of new 3 year cycle
Specifies requirements for design, manufacture, inspection, testing and verification
Can provide a basis for vessel design and manufacture for PED compliance
Contains all amendments, annexes and enquiry cases made during last three years Supersedes PD 5500:2006 which is now withdrawn.

we can also manufacture air receivers and industrial silencers to PD5500:2009
Other Pressure Vessel design code info. can be found with the links below
PD5500, EN286, DNV, ASME, LLOYDS, 97/23/EC, EN13445, 87/404/EEC, 2009/105/EC, ABS, BS5169