This European Standard specifies the requirements for product discharge and air inlet valves for use on transportable tanks with a minimum working pressure greater than 50 kPa for the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail.
NOTE 1 The term 'valve' includes ball valves as well as butterfly valves and similar closure devices.
It is applicable to metallic equipment for use on tanks with gravity and/or pressure filling and discharge for liquid chemicals and liquefied gases. It includes carbon dioxide while excluding refrigerated liquefied gases.
NOTE 2 The standard is also applicable to liquefied gases including LPG, however, for a dedicated LPG standard see EN 13175 .
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