Valves for gas distribution systems with maximum operating pressure less than or equal to 16 bar - Performance requirements
This European Standard deals with metal isolating valves used for gas distribution systems with maximum operating pressure up to 16 bar, and which operate with fuel gases of the first, the second and the third family, in accordance with EN 437.
The types of isolating valves to be considered are: plug and ball valves, gate valves, globe valves and butterfly valves.
This standard does not apply to:
- valves for domestic installations;
- safety type pressure relief valves;
- wellhead valves.
In the case of power operated valves, the requirements for the power source are not covered by this European Standard.
The valves covered in this European Standard operate in the following classes of temperature:
- - 10 °C to 60 °C;
- - 20 °C to 60 °C;
- the range is stated by the purchaser for special design.
This European Standard gives additional requirements to the relevant products standards. (See Annex B.)
In case of contradictions between the standards mentioned in Annex B and this European Standard, EN 13774 prevails.