LPG Equipment and Accessories - Pipework systems and supports - LPG in liquid phase and vapour pressure phase

This document specifies the requirements for the design, construction, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of LPG pipework in both the liquid phase and at full vapour pressure.
This document is applicable to LPG pipework having a maximum allowable pressure of less than or equal to 25 bar.
This document is applicable to new LPG pipework as well as to replacements of, or extensions to, existing LPG pipework.
This document is not applicable to:
-   pipelines and their accessories;
-   pipework for the propulsion systems of road vehicles or boats; and
-   pipework on ships.

Flüssiggas-Geräte und Ausrüstungsteile - Rohrleitungssysteme und -befestigungen - Flüssigphase und ungeregelte Gasphase von Flüssiggas (LPG)

Dieses Dokument legt Anforderungen an Auslegung, Bau, Prüfung, Inbetriebnahme, Betrieb und Wartung von Rohrleitungen für Flüssiggas (en: liquefied petroleum gas, LPG) in der Flüssigphase und bei vollständigem Gasdruck fest.
Dieses Dokument gilt für Rohrleitungen für Flüssiggas mit einem maximalen Betriebsdruck bis einschließlich 25 bar.
Dieses Dokument gilt für neue Rohrleitungen für Flüssiggas sowie für den Austausch oder die Erweiterung von vorhandenen Rohrleitungen für Flüssiggas.
Dieses Dokument ist nicht anwendbar für:
-   Rohrfernleitungen und deren Ausrüstungsteile;
--   Rohrleitungen für Antriebsanlagen von Straßenfahrzeugen oder Booten; und
-   Rohrleitungen auf Schiffen.

Equipements pour GPL et leurs accessoires - Systèmes de canalisations et supports - Phase liquide et phase vapeur

Le présent document spécifie les prescriptions relatives à la conception, à la construction, aux essais, à la mise en service, au fonctionnement et à l'entretien des canalisations pour GPL en phase liquide et à la pleine pression de vapeur.
Le présent document est applicable aux canalisations pour GPL ayant une pression maximale admissible inférieure ou égale à 25 bar.
Le présent document est applicable aux canalisations pour GPL neuves, ainsi qu'aux pièces de remplacement ou d'extension de canalisations pour GPL existantes.
Le présent document n'est pas applicable :
—   aux canalisations (telles qu'elles sont définies dans la Directive relative aux équipements sous pression 2014/68/EU) et à leurs accessoires ;
—   aux systèmes de canalisations pour les systèmes de propulsion des véhicules routiers ou des embarcations ; et
—   aux systèmes de canalisations des bateaux.

Oprema in pribor za utekočinjeni naftni plin (UNP) - Cevovodi in podpore - Tekoča in parna faza UNP

Ta dokument določa zahteve za načrtovanje, izgradnjo, preskušanje, začetek obratovanja, delovanje ter vzdrževanje cevovodov za utekočinjeni naftni plin (LPG) v tekoči in polni parni fazi.
Ta dokument se uporablja za cevovode za utekočinjeni naftni plin z največjim dovoljenim tlakom, manjšim ali enakim 25 barov.
Ta dokument se uporablja za nove cevovode za utekočinjeni naftni plin ter tudi za zamenjave ali razširitve obstoječih cevovodov za utekočinjeni naftni plin.
Ta dokument se ne uporablja za:
– cevovode in njihov pribor,
– cevi za pogonske sisteme cestnih vozil ali plovil ter
– cevi na ladjah.

General Information

Status
Published
Public Enquiry End Date
06-May-2018
Publication Date
06-Nov-2019
Technical Committee
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
02-Oct-2019
Due Date
07-Dec-2019
Completion Date
07-Nov-2019

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01-december-2019
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SIST EN 16125:2016

Oprema in pribor za utekočinjeni naftni plin (UNP) - Cevovodi in podpore - Tekoča

in parna faza UNP

LPG Equipment and Accessories - Pipework systems and supports - LPG in liquid phase

and vapour pressure phase

Flüssiggas-Geräte und Ausrüstungsteile - Rohrleitungssysteme und -befestigungen -

Flüssigphase und ungeregelte Gasphase von Flüssiggas (LPG)

Equipements pour GPL et leurs accessoires - Systèmes de canalisations et supports -

Phase liquide et phase vapeur
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 16125:2019
ICS:
75.200 Oprema za skladiščenje Petroleum products and
nafte, naftnih proizvodov in natural gas handling
zemeljskega plina equipment
SIST EN 16125:2019 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EN 16125
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
September 2019
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 23.040.01 Supersedes EN 16125:2015
English Version
LPG Equipment and Accessories - Pipework systems and
supports - LPG in liquid phase and vapour pressure phase

Equipements pour GPL et leurs accessoires - Systèmes Flüssiggas-Geräte und Ausrüstungsteile -

de canalisations et supports - Phase liquide et phase Rohrleitungssysteme und -befestigungen -

vapeur Flüssigphase und ungeregelte Gasphase von Flüssiggas
(LPG)
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 28 July 2019.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this

European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references

concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN

member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by

translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management

Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway,

Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and

United Kingdom.
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION
COMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATION
EUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNG
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels

© 2019 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 16125:2019 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................... 4

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 5

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 5

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 7

4 Design safety considerations ................................................................................................................... 10

5 Materials .......................................................................................................................................................... 12

6 Design ............................................................................................................................................................... 14

7 Corrosion protection and identification of above-ground pipework ....................................... 19

8 Welded pipes and fittings .......................................................................................................................... 23

9 Inspection and documentation ............................................................................................................... 25

10 Testing .............................................................................................................................................................. 26

11 Commissioning .............................................................................................................................................. 29

12 Maintenance ................................................................................................................................................... 29

Annex A (informative) Pipe sizing – liquid phase ......................................................................................... 30

Annex B (informative) Pipe sizing – gas phase ............................................................................................... 36

Annex C (informative) Pipework Integrity Management Systems (PIMS) ........................................... 38

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 40

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European foreword

This document (EN 16125:2019) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 286 “LPG

Equipment and Accessories”, the secretariat of which is held by NSAI.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by March 2020, and conflicting national standards shall be

withdrawn at the latest by March 2020.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document supersedes EN 16125:2015.
The main technical changes include:

— the removal of the environmental annex and associated clauses in favour of a reference to

CEN/TS 16765,

— the removal of Annex E (Manufacturing and type testing of composite pipes) with the intent of

developing a dedicated composite pipe manufacturing standard within CEN/TC 155. At the time of

this document going to formal vote, the proposed project within CEN/TC 155 is under consideration.

At all stages of building and operating pipework systems the use of materials and disposal of waste

material may have an effect on the environment. CEN/TS 16765 [10] sets out environmental

considerations for this document.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organisations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia,

Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland,

Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North

Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United

Kingdom.
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Introduction

This document calls for the use of substances and procedures that may be injurious to health and/or the

environment if adequate precautions are not taken. It refers only to technical suitability and does not

absolve the user from legal obligations at any stage.

This document is intended for users who take on the responsibility for the assembly of the pipework on

site.

Protection of the environment is a key political issue in Europe and elsewhere. Protection of the

environment is taken in a very broad sense, as in the total life cycle aspects of, e.g. a product on the

environment, including expenditure of energy and during all phases from mining of raw materials,

fabrication, packaging, distribution, use, scrapping, recycling of materials, etc.

It is recommended that manufacturers develop an environmental management policy. For guidance see

the ISO 14004 [6]. It has been assumed in the drafting of this document that the execution of its provisions

is entrusted to appropriately qualified and experienced people.
All pressures are gauge unless otherwise stated.

NOTE This document uses measurement of material properties, dimensions and pressures. All such

measurements are subject to a degree of uncertainty due to tolerances in measuring equipment, etc. It could be

beneficial to refer to the leaflet “measurement uncertainty leaflet (SP INFO 2000 27 uncertainty.pdf)”[13].

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1 Scope

This document specifies the requirements for the design, construction, testing, commissioning, operation

and maintenance of LPG pipework in both the liquid phase and at full vapour pressure.

This document is applicable to LPG pipework having a maximum allowable pressure of less than or equal

to 25 bar.

This document is applicable to new LPG pipework as well as to replacements of, or extensions to, existing

LPG pipework.
This document is not applicable to:
— pipelines (as defined in 2014/68/EU, PED) and their accessories;
— pipework for the propulsion systems of road vehicles or boats; and
— pipework on ships.
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 549, Rubber materials for seals and diaphragms for gas appliances and gas equipment

EN 751-2, Sealing materials for metallic threaded joints in contact with 1st, 2nd and 3rd family gases and

hot water – Part 2: Non-hardening jointing compounds

EN 751-3, Sealing materials for metallic threaded joints in contact with 1st, 2nd and 3rd family gases and

hot water – Part 3: Unsintered PTFE tapes
EN 837 (all parts), Pressure gauges

EN 1045, Brazing – Fluxes for brazing – Classification and technical delivery conditions

EN 1057, Copper and copper alloys – Seamless, round copper tubes for water and gas in sanitary and

heating applications

EN 1092-1, Flanges and their joints – Circular flanges for pipes, valves, fittings and accessories, PN

designated – Part 1: Steel flanges

EN 1254-1, Copper and copper alloys - Plumbing fittings – Part 1: Fittings with ends for capillary soldering

or capillary brazing to copper tubes

EN 1254-2, Copper and copper alloys – Plumbing fittings – Part 2: Fittings with compression ends for use

with copper tubes

EN 1254-5, Copper and copper alloys – Plumbing fittings – Part 5: Fittings with short ends for capillary

brazing to copper tubes
EN 1515-1, Flanges and their joints – Bolting – Part 1: Selection of bolting

EN 10216-1, Seamless steel tubes for pressure purposes – Technical delivery conditions – Part 1: Non-alloy

steel tubes with specified room temperature properties
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EN 10216-2, Seamless steel tubes for pressure purposes – Technical delivery conditions – Part 2: Non-alloy

and alloy steel tubes with specified elevated temperature properties

EN 10216-3, Seamless steel tubes for pressure purposes – Technical delivery conditions – Part 3: Alloy fine

grain steel tubes

EN 10216-4, Seamless steel tubes for pressure purposes – Technical delivery conditions – Part 4: Non-alloy

and alloy steel tubes with specified low temperature properties

EN 10216-5, Seamless steel tubes for pressure purposes – Technical delivery conditions – Part 5: Stainless

steel tubes

EN 10217-1, Welded steel tubes for pressure purposes – Technical delivery conditions – Part 1: Non-alloy

steel tubes with specified room temperature properties

EN 10217-2, Welded steel tubes for pressure purposes – Technical delivery conditions – Part 2: Electric

welded non-alloy and alloy steel tubes with specified elevated temperature properties

EN 10217-3, Welded steel tubes for pressure purposes – Technical delivery conditions – Part 3: Alloy fine

grain steel tubes

EN 10217-4, Welded steel tubes for pressure purposes - Technical delivery conditions – Part 4: Electric

welded non-alloy steel tubes with specified low temperature properties

EN 10217-6, Welded steel tubes for pressure purposes - Technical delivery conditions – Part 6: Submerged

arc welded non-alloy steel tubes with specified low temperature properties

EN 10217-7, Welded steel tubes for pressure purposes – Technical delivery conditions – Part 7: Stainless

steel tubes

EN 10226-1, Pipe threads where pressure tight joints are made on the threads – Part 1: Taper external

threads and parallel internal threads – Dimensions, tolerances and designation

EN 10226-2, Pipe threads where pressure tight joints are made on the threads – Part 2: Taper external

threads and taper internal threads – Dimensions, tolerances and designation

EN 10253-2, Butt-welding pipe fittings – Part 2: Non alloy and ferritic alloy steels with specific inspection

requirements

EN 12068, Cathodic protection – External organic coatings for the corrosion protection of burried or

immersed steel pipelines used in conjunction with cathodic protection – Tapes and shrinkable materials

EN 12266-1, Industrial valves – Testing of metallic valves – Part 1: Pressure tests, test procedures and

acceptance criteria – Mandatory requirements

EN 12266-2, Industrial valves – Testing of metallic valves – Part 2: Tests, test procedures and acceptance

criteria – Supplementary requirements
EN 12799, Brazing – Non-destructive examination of brazed joints

EN 13175, LPG Equipment and accessories – Specification and testing for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

pressure vessel valves and fittings
EN 14291, Foam producing solutions for leak detection on gas installations
EN 14324, Brazing – Guidance on the application of brazed joints
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EN 15001-1, Gas Infrastructure – Gas installation pipework with an operating pressure greater than 0,5 bar

for industrial installations and greater than 5 bar for industrial and non-industrial installations – Part 1:

Detailed functional requirements for design, materials, construction, inspection and testing

EN ISO 3183, Petroleum and natural gas industries – Steel pipe for pipeline transportation systems

(ISO 3183)

EN ISO 3452-1, Non-destructive testing – Penetrant testing – Part 1: General principles

EN ISO 5817, Welding – Fusion-welded joints in steel, nickel, titanium and their alloys (beam welding

excluded) – Quality levels for imperfections (ISO 5817)

EN ISO 9454-2, Soft soldering fluxes – Classification and requirements – Part 2: Performance requirements

(ISO 9454-2)

EN ISO 9606-1, Qualification testing of welders – Fusion welding – Part 1: Steels (ISO 9606-1)

EN ISO 9712, Non-destructive testing – Qualification and certification of NDT personnel (ISO 9712)

EN ISO 10380, Pipework – Corrugated metal hoses and hose assemblies (ISO 10380)
EN ISO 10497, Testing of valves – Fire type-testing requirements (ISO 10497)

EN ISO 16810, Non-destructive testing – Ultrasonic testing – General principles (ISO 16810)

EN ISO 17636-1, Non-destructive testing of welds – Radiographic testing – Part 1: X- and gamma-ray

techniques with film (ISO 17636-1)

EN ISO 17637, Non-destructive testing of welds - Visual testing of fusion-welded joints (ISO 17637)

EN ISO 17638, Non-destructive testing of welds – Magnetic particle testing (ISO 17638)

EN ISO 17640, Non-destructive testing of welds - Ultrasonic testing – Techniques, testing levels, and

assessment (ISO 17640)
EN ISO 17672, Brazing – Filler metals (ISO 17672)

EN ISO 17292, Metal ball valves for petroleum, petrochemical and allied industries (ISO 17292)

ASME B31.3, Process piping
ASME B31.4, Pipeline transportation systems for liquids and slurries

ASME B16.5, Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings: NPS 1/2 through NPS 24 Metric/Inch Standard

3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

• IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
• ISO Online browsing platform: available at https://www.iso.org/obp
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3.1
accessible

capable of being reached for inspection, removal or maintenance without the removal of permanent

structures
3.2
brazed joint

joint obtained by the joining of metal parts with alloys which melt at temperatures that are generally

higher than 450 °C, but less than the melting temperatures of the joined parts
3.3
commissioning
preparation for safe service
3.4
competent person

person which by combination of appropriate qualification, training, experience, and resources, is able to

make objective judgments on the subject
3.5
composite pipe

pipe manufactured from thermoplastic and/or stainless steel which is also reinforced with stainless steel

or other non-metallic materials and has an outer thermoplastic protective cover
3.6
crimped joint

joint in which gas tightness is achieved by compression with or without a seal, but cannot be readily

disassembled and reassembled
3.7
fitting
pressure containing component fitted to an LPG pressure system
3.8
dew point

temperature below which vapour at a given pressure will condense back into liquid

3.9
flexible pipe

pipe that can be bent by hand to any radius above a set minimum without any change in performance

3.10
hydrostatic relief valve

self-closing valve which automatically, without the assistance of any energy other than that of the fluid

concerned, discharges fluid at a predetermined pressure
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3.11
leak test

pressure test to determine the presence of leaks at joints or within components of a piping system

[SOURCE: ISO 14692-1:2017, 3.2.68]
3.12
Liquefied Petroleum Gas
LPG

low pressure liquefied gas composed of one or more light hydrocarbons which are assigned to UN 1011,

UN 1075, UN 1965, UN 1969 or UN 1978 only and which consists mainly of propane, propene, butane,

butane isomers, butene with traces of other hydrocarbon gases
3.13
maximum allowable pressure
maximum pressure for which the equipment is designed
Note 1 to entry: All pressures are gauge pressures unless otherwise stated.
3.14
mechanical jointing
joint in which gas tightness is achieved by compression with or without a seal
Note 1 to entry: This joint can be readily disassembled and reassembled.
3.15
nominal diameter

numerical designation of the size of a component, which is a convenient round number, approximately

equal to the manufacturing dimensions in millimetres (mm)
EXAMPLE DN 50.
3.16
non-return valve
valve designed to close automatically to restrict reverse flow
3.17
pipework

pressure containing enclosure used for the conveyance of LPG consisting of pipe, pipe fittings, valves and

other accessories
3.18
purging
displacing LPG with a non-flammable gas, steam or water or the reverse procedure

Note 1 to entry: Water/steam is not the preferred option for purging into service due to the difficulty of removing

water.
3.19
road tanker

rigid vehicle, semi-trailer or trailer comprising of one or more fixed pressure vessels

Note 1 to entry: Referred to as fixed tanks (tank-vehicles) and demountable tanks in the ADR.

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3.20
sleeve
protective pipe through which a gas pipe passes
3.21
strength test

specific procedure intended to verify that the pipework meets the requirements for mechanical strength

3.22
threaded joint

joint in which tightness is achieved by metal to metal contact within threads with the assistance of a

sealant
3.23
void

enclosed, generally inaccessible and unventilated, space other than a service shaft

3.24
welded joint

joining of two compatible components by melting their edges and melting a suitable material into a space

between the components, or by raising the temperature of their edges to the fusion temperature and

applying pressure to join the two together

Note 1 to entry: Whilst this is most commonly applied to steel, it is also applicable to other materials such as

copper.

Note 2 to entry: Due to the application of heat, welded joints can be subject to complex stress pattern and

therefore the joints should only be made by suitably qualified personnel.
3.25
working pressure
pressure under normal operating conditions
4 Design safety considerations
4.1 General
4.1.1 The design of an LPG installation shall be done by a competent person.

4.1.2 The pipework designer shall provide information on the design and location of the pipework to

the persons responsible for the construction, installation, testing, commissioning and operation of the

pipework.

4.1.3 The pipework shall be designed, installed and constructed to allow testing and purging to be

safely carried out.
4.1.4 Pipework joints shall be kept to a minimum.
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4.2 Operating conditions

Pipework used in accordance with this document shall be suitable for the following conditions:

— a minimum operating temperature of − 20 °C. In service, temperatures below this can be

encountered during short periods, for example, when filling. In some parts of Europe and certain

applications where a lower temperature than − 20 °C can be encountered, the minimum design

temperature shall be – 40 °C;

— the maximum working temperature shall be 65 °C for above ground pipework and 40 °C for

underground pipework;

— the maximum allowable pressure for pipework shall be less than or equal to 25 bar;

— pipes shall be suitable for transport and storage at − 40 °C and 65 °C.

NOTE Vacuum conditions on the pipework arising from butane at low temperature or evacuation of the

pipework can expose the pipework to a vacuum of 50 mbar absolute. The minimum pressure to which pipework is

normally exposed is 0 bar.
4.3 Protection against hazards
4.3.1 Protection against mechanical damage

Pipework shall be protected against mechanical damage. For protection of underground pipework,

see 6.6.1.5.
4.3.2 Resistance to corrosive substances and atmospheres

All pipework and fittings, including supports, shall be protected from corrosion according to the

environment and operating conditions they will be subjected to during their service life.

NOTE Stainless steel pipework and fittings can be subject to chloride induced stress cracking, e.g. coastal areas

or other areas where salt laden atmospheres can occur.
4.3.3 Protection against condensation

For vapour pressure pipework, precautions shall be taken to avoid problems occurring in the pipe and

downstream equipment due to LPG vapour condensing. Figure 1 indicates the pressure temperature

relationship for various mixtures of propane and butane.

NOTE 1 Where the stored LPG liquid temperature is higher than the temperature of the downstream pipework,

the LPG can condense to a liquid. This is known as the dew point.

NOTE 2 In Figure 1, where the LPG is exposed to a pressure above the curve, the LPG vapour will condense.

In order to prevent condensation of LPG between the pressure vessel and the first stage pressure

regulator, the pipework shall drain back to the pressure vessel. Alternatively, trace heating of the

pipework shall be considered. If this is not possible, a suitably located vapour-liquid separator (knockout

pot) may be installed in the line to allow condensation to collect and subsequently boil off without causing

problems.
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Literature Reference: Buecker,D. and Wagner, W. “Reference equations of state for thermodynamic properties of

fluid phase n-Butane and Isobutane” J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, 35(2):929-1019, 2006

Key
X Temperature in °C
Y Pressure in bar
100 % Propane
80 % Propane 20 % Butane
50 % Propane 50 % Butane
20 % Propane 80 % Butane
100 % Butane
Figure 1 — Dew point graph
5 Materials
5.1 General

5.1.1 All materials in contact with LPG shall be physically and chemically compatible with LPG under

all operating conditions for which the pipework is designed.
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5.1.2 Materials for pipework shall be selected to give adequate strength in service. Consideration shall

also be given to other modes of failure such as atmospheric corrosion, brass dezincification, stress

corrosion, impact or material failure.

Electrolytic corrosion of dissimilar metals at joints shall be prevented by the selection of compatible

materials.

Materials and components shall comply with one or more of the standards listed in Table 3, Table 4,

Table 5 and Table 6.

Materials and components can be reused where they comply with the following requirements:

— are suitable for the proposed service in light of the history of the material or component, and;

— are inspected since the previous use to reveal any defect that could impair safety, strength or

pressure tightness.

Flexible hoses shall be in accordance with EN ISO 10380 (for corrugated metal hoses) and EN 1762 (for

rubber hoses).
5.2 Accessories
5.2.1 General

Accessories shall be capable of withstanding the service conditions for which the system is designed.

5.2.2 Gaskets and ring joints

Gasket and ring joint materials shall be compatible with LPG over the range of operating conditions;

see EN 549.
5.2.3 Valves and fittings

5.2.3.1 Ball valves, globe valves, and non-return valves shall be pressure tested to the relevant

requirements of EN 12266-1 and EN 12266-2 or EN 13175, where appropriate.

5.2.2.2 All isolation valves (except those for instrumentation) shall have the means for indicating the

settings of the valve e.g. closed, open.

5.2.3.3 Shut-off valves greater than DN 25, excluding pressure vessel valves, in liquid service pipework

should preferably be ball valves in accordance with EN ISO 17292 and fire safe in accordance with

EN ISO 10497.

5.2.3.4 Except where proprietary components are being installed, all liquid connections larger than

DN 50 and vapour connections larger than shall DN 80 shall be flanged. For road tankers, connections up

to DN 80 may be threaded.

5.2.3.5 Compression fittings shall suit the material, size of the pipe and the maximum working

pressure of the system.

5.2.3.6 Bolts, screws, studs and nuts for flanges shall be correctly sized and compatible with the

material and class of the flange design, e.g. see EN 1092-1.
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5.3 Lubricants, sealants and adhesives

Where used on threads and seals, lubricants, sealants, and adhesives shall be compatible with LPG and

not interfere with the operation of the valves and fittings. Sealants shall comply with EN 751-1, EN 751-2

or EN 751-3.
6 Design
6.1 General
6.1.1 For guidance on pipe sizing for liquid pipework see Annex A.
6.1.2 For guidance on pipe sizing for vapour pipework see Annex B.

6.1.3 Where stored and handled as individual grades or products (e.g. propane, butane), storage and

handling systems shall be totally segregated or physically separated using valve interlocks, etc. Where

product mixes are handled, components shall be designed for the most onerous case e.g. propane design

pressure and minimum design temperature, relief system capacity, ability to withstand vacuum

conditions, etc.
6.2 LPG pipework installation technical documentation

The designer shall ensure that technical documentation contains the following information (with parts

lists where appropriate):
a) the location and design of supports;

b) the location and design of wall and floor transits, points where pipework crosses or runs parallel

with other systems, etc.;

c) the location of pumps, compressors, meters and other equipment, stating the make, type and

connection sizes;
d) types of joints, gaskets, bolts, etc.;

e) the pipe diameters, maximum allowable pressure, design pressure, materials and types of coatings;

f) the location and sizes of valved points for testing and purging;
g) maximum flow; and
h) cathodic protection system, where fitted.
6.3 Measuring instruments

LPG installations shall incorporate such measuring instruments and test points as are necessary for their

safe operation.
6.4 Over Pressure protection
6.4.1 For sections of pipework where liquid can b
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