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БДС EN 12493:2021

LPG equipment and accessories - Welded steel pressure vessels for LPG road tankers - Design and manufacture

Apr 15, 2021

General information

60.60     Apr 15, 2021



European Standard

23.020.30     23.020.35  




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This document specifies minimum requirements for materials, design, construction and workmanship procedures, and tests for welded LPG road tanker pressure vessels and their welded attachments manufactured from carbon, carbon/manganese and micro alloy steels.
There is no upper size limit as this is determined by the gross vehicle weight limitation.
This document does not cover pressure vessels for pressure vessel containers.
NOTE 1 In the context of this document, the term "road tanker" is understood to mean "fixed tanks" and "demountable tanks" as defined in ADR.
NOTE 2 The equipment for the pressure vessels and the inspection and testing after assembly is covered by EN 12252 and EN 14334, respectively.
NOTE 3 The design type of the road tanker is subject to approval by the competent authority, as required by ADR.
NOTE 4 This document is intended for LPG only; however, for other liquefied gases see EN 14025.

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

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БДС EN 12493:2013+A2:2018


БДС EN 12493:2021
60.60 Standard published
Apr 15, 2021

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Adopted from EN 12493:2020