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БДС EN ISO 15996:2017

Gas cylinders - Residual pressure valves - Specification and type testing of cylinder valves incorporating residual pressure devices (ISO 15996:2017)

Nov 15, 2017

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60.60     Nov 15, 2017



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ISO 15996:2017 specifies design, type testing and marking requirements for cylinder valves incorporating residual pressure devices, hereinafter referred to as residual pressure valves (RPVs). This document applies to the following types of RPVs:
a) cylinder valves intended to be fitted to refillable transportable gas cylinders;
b) main valves (excluding ball valves) for cylinder bundles;
c) cylinder valves or main valves with integrated pressure regulator (VIPR);
d) valves for pressure drums and tubes;
which convey compressed or liquefied gases.
NOTE Where there is no risk of ambiguity, cylinders, pressure drums, tubes and cylinder bundles are addressed with the collective term "cylinder" within this document.
These requirements are in addition to those in ISO 10297.
For RPD stand-alone devices this document can also be applied.
ISO 15996:2017 does not apply to RPVs for portable fire extinguishers, cryogenic equipment, low pressure refrigerant gases (cylinder test pressure less than 50 bar), dissolved gases or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

Directives and Regulations

When the standard is harmonized under a directive or regulation, the word Harmonized appear. When such an inscription does not appear, it means that the standard is related to / supporting the relevant directive or regulation.


Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the council of 24 September 2008 on the inland transport of the dangerous goods

Life cycle


БДС EN ISO 15996/A1:2008

БДС EN ISO 15996:2006


БДС EN ISO 15996:2017
60.60 Standard published
Nov 15, 2017

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