International standards for petroleum products and natural gas handling equipment


Equipment in any heavy industry has a large number of technical regulations. But when it comes to production, operation, sale at the international level, such a concept as licensing and standardization comes into force. In order to simplify economic globalization processes, thus allowing small and medium-sized businesses to more easily enter international markets, standardization institutions create legal documents that allow unifying requirements within a certain geographical location, thereby simplifying the process of infusion into new markets. for businesses. Today we will acquaint you with the most relevant international standards for fuel equipment today.

Rubber and plastic hoses and hose assemblies with internal vapour recovery for measured fuel dispensing systems - Specification

SIST EN 13483:2022

Since the whole system always consists of several elements, details, it is necessary to pay attention to the quality of each individual stage of the process construction. When it comes to fuel equipment, most parts, both small and large, are governed by international standards such as SIST EN 13483:2022.

This document specifies the requirements and test methods for verification for hose assemblies with vapour recovery for delivery systems on petrol filling stations.

The hose assemblies with vapour recovery for delivery systems on petrol filling stations need to be capable of withstanding anticipated mechanical, thermal and chemical stressing and be resistant to the combustible liquids used in these applications as well as their vapour and vapour air mixtures. It is imperative that the assemblies be constructed in such a way that actions during normal operation cannot give rise to dangerous electrostatic charges nor that there will be any reduction in the performance of the vapour recovery. 
The assemblies are intended for use at ambient temperatures between –30 °C and +55 °C for normal temperature class and –40 °C and +55 °C for low temperature class at a working pressure ≤ 16 bar . 
Hoses can be constructed from rubber or thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) and this document specifies the requirements for three types of hoses in two grades and two classes of hose assemblies for measured fuel dispensing systems, including oxygenated fuels (≤15 % oxygenated compounds) with internal vapour recovery tubing or hose.

NOTE   This document is not applicable to multi chamber fuel dispensing hoses. 
As part of the certification of a new dispenser, testing of fuel samples in accordance with EN 228 are carried out at least eight weeks after the first use of the equipment to avoid unrepresentative sulphur content results.

The peculiarity of this international document is that it describes the updated rules and market requirements and that is why it can significantly increase the competitiveness of an enterprise that will begin to adapt to these standards now.

Plastics piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels — Polyethylene (PE) — Part 4: Valves

ISO 4437-4:2022

A feature of the fuel industry is the use of a large number of chemical elements, which, when interacting with each other, can have certain reactions that are not always safe. One of the international standards that prevent possible negative consequences is ISO 4437-4:2022.

This document specifies the characteristics of valves made from polyethylene (PE) for piping systems in the field of the supply of gaseous fuels. It is applicable to unidirectional and bi-directional isolating valves with spigot ends or electrofusion sockets intended to be fused with PE pipes or fittings conforming to ISO 4437−2 and ISO 4437‑3 respectively.

Valves made from materials other than PE, designed for the supply of gaseous fuels conforming to the relevant standards can be used in PE piping systems according to ISO 4437 series, provided that they have PE connections for butt fusion or electrofusion ends, including integrated material transition joints, conforming to ISO 4437-3.

It also specifies the test parameters for the test methods referred to in this document. In conjunction with parts 1, 2, 3 and 5 of the ISO 4437 series, this document is applicable to PE valves, their joints and to joints with components of PE and other materials intended to be used under the following conditions:

a) a maximum operating pressure (MOP) up to and including 10 bar[1] at a reference temperature of 20 °C for design purposes; NOTE 1 For the purpose of this document and the references to ISO 8233, MOP is considered to be nominal pressure.

b) an operating temperature between −20 °C to 40 °C. NOTE 2 For operating temperatures between 20 °C and 40 °C, derating coefficients are defined in ISO 4437‑5.

This document covers valve bodies designed for connection with pipes with a nominal outside diameter dn ≤ 400 mm. [1] 1 bar = 0,1 MPa =105 Pa; 1 MPa = 1 N/mm2.

Since this International Standard has a large number of terminology and technical parameters. We recommend that you consult with our specialist regarding its suitability for your field of activity.

Petroleum and natural gas industries — Corrosion resistant alloy clad bends and fittings for pipeline transportation system — Part 1: Clad bends

ISO 24139-1:2022

Despite the durability of many materials, depreciation costs can significantly increase due to the destruction of one or another part of the equipment from interaction with different elements. To prevent this situation in fuel delivery pipes, a standard such as ISO 24139-1:2022 was created.

This document specifies the technical delivery conditions regarding design, geometric dimensions, materials, manufacturing procedures, inspection methods, non-destructive testing (NDT), marking, package and storage for corrosion resistant alloy (CRA) clad bends for use in pipeline transportation systems for the petroleum and natural gas industries.

This document is applicable to CRA clad bends for use in transportation or process pipelines transporting corrosive media-containing single-phase or multi-phase fluid such as oil, gas and water for the petroleum and natural gas industries. It can also be used as reference in other fields.

Two technical delivery conditions classes for clad bends are designated. Class B provides a standard quality level for clad bends and Class S provides technical requirements for sour-service conditions. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to specify the appropriated class, based upon the intended use and design requirements.

Since the fuel extraction industry is multi-vector and includes a large number of both opportunities and risks, in order to always be in a competitive position, it is necessary to constantly be aware of the latest updates in international standards and adapt business processes to them.

Gas Infrastructure - Compressor stations - Functional requirements

SIST EN 12583:2022

Despite a large number of international standards focusing on the technological aspects of business processes, we should not forget that the presence of the correct regulations for the functioning of all activities can significantly increase the level of security and reduce possible risks. One such fuel standard is SIST EN 12583:2022.

This European Standard describes the specific functional requirements for the design, construction, operation, maintenance and disposal activities for safe and secure gas compressor stations. 
This European Standard applies to new gas compressor stations with a Maximum Operating Pressure (MOP) over 16 bar and with a total shaft power over 1 MW.

For existing compressor stations, this document applies  to  new  compressor  units.  Where  changes/modifications  to  existing  installations  or  gas  composition take place, due account may be taken of the requirements of this European Standard.

This European Standard does not apply to gas compressor stations operating prior to the publication of this European Standard.

The purpose of this European Standard is intended to:

—  ensure the health and safety of the public and all site personnel,

—  to cover environmental issues and

—  to avoid incidental damage to nearby property and

—  to open the gas infrastructure to accommodate renewable gases.

This European Standard does not apply to:

—  off-shore gas compressor stations;

—  gas compressor stations for compressed natural gas filling-stations;

—  customer installations downstream of the point of custody transfer;

—  design and construction of driver packages (see Annex C);

—  mobile compressor equipment. 
For supplies to utility services such as small central heating boilers reference should be made to EN 1775.

In the event that this International Standard lacks some aspects inherent in your activity, it is possible that in addition to another standard you will be able to get exactly the result you are looking for. We recommend that you contact our specialist and get qualified assistance to develop your business.

The need to comply with standardization norms for development and scaling

Today, in the context of the availability of Internet promotion and scaling of the company in the vastness of the network, the most important issue is the compliance and adaptation of the product to local markets. One way or another, in the process of development, any company begins to think about scaling and entering markets on a larger scale. Thus, first of all, there is a need for international standards that will help to adapt a product or service to the norms and rules of those locations where the launch is carried out. If your company is constantly striving to scale and increase production capacity for further expansion, international standards will become a significant assistant on the way to this goal.