Regulations & Standards
ATEX - Atmosphere Explosive - ATEX 94/9
The objective of directive 94/9/EC is to ensure free movement for the products to which it applies in the EU territory. Therefore the directive, based on Article 95 of the EC Treaty, provides for harmonised requirements and procedures to establish compliance.. The directive notes that to remove barriers to trade via the New Approach, provided for in the Council Resolution of 7 May 1985, essential requirements regarding safety and other relevant attributes need to be defined by which a high level of protection will be ensured. These Essential Health and Safety Requirements (EHSRs) are listed in Annex II to directive 94/9/EC.
PED - Pressure Equipment Directive - PED 97/23
The Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC (PED) has been implemented in United Kingdom law by the Pressure Equipment Regs 1999 (SI 1999/2001). These Regs have been amended by the Pressure Equipment (Amendment) Regulation 2002 (SI 2002/1267).The Pressure Equipment Regulations 1999 (“the PER” – SI 1999/2001)implemented the Pressure Equipment Directive (“PED” 97/23/EC) in the United Kingdom.
API – American Petroleum Institute
API is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards developing organization. API produces standards, recommended practices, specifications, codes and technical publications, reports and studies that cover each segment of the industry. API standards promote the use of safe, interchangeable equipment and operations through the use of proven, sound engineering practices as well as help reduce regulatory compliance costs, and in conjunction with API’s Quality Programs, many of these standards form the basis of API certification programs.
NORSOK – Norwegian Standards
International standards, ISO and EN, form the basis of all activities in the petroleum industry. Experts from a wide range of Norwegian companies participate heavily in the development of ISO and EN standards, in order to define safe and economical design and processes. However, Norwegian safety framework and climate conditions require amendments to ISO and EN standards. The NORSOK standards are developed to form this necessary amendment. The NORSOK standards are developed by the Norwegian petroleum industry to ensure adequate safety, value adding and cost effectiveness for existing and future petroleum industry developments in Norway. The objective is to provide international standardisation work with Norwegian knowledge in order to improve international standards and reduce the need for NORSOK standards.
Equipment and Products manufactured by TIS which required to be lifted by the use of wire rope slings or chains are designed in accordance with the following standards. BS-EN-12079, DnV (Det Norske Veritas) 2.7-1,2.7-2 or 2.7-3 as applicable.
NACE – NACE International MR-01-75/ ISO 15156
NACE International is a professional technical society dedicated to promoting public safety, protecting the environment and reducing the economic impact of corrosion by advancing the knowledge of corrosion engineering and science. Established in 1943, NACE International has more than 15,000 members worldwide and offers technical training and certification programs, sponsors conferences and produces industry standards and reports, publications and software. NACE MR0175/ISO 15156 gives requirements & recommendations for the selection and qualification of carbon and low-alloy steels, corrosion-resistant alloys, and other alloys for service in equipment used in oil and natural gas production and natural gas treatment plants in H2S-containing environments, whose failure could pose a risk to the health and safety of the public and personnel or to the environment.
NAS – National Aerospace Standard 1638 (Fluid Cleanliness)
Fluid cleanliness can be to the above NAS 1638 standard or alternatively the ISO 4406 or SAE 4059 standards.
Other Standards and Directives in use
|EN 13463-1||Non Electrical Eqpt. Basic Methods and Requirements|
|EN 13463-2||Non Electrical Eqpt. “fr” Prot by Flow restricting|
|EN 13463-3||Non Electrical Eqpt. “d” Prot by Flameproof Enclosure|
|EN 13463-4||Non Electrical Eqpt. “g” Prot by Inherent Safety|
|EN 13463-5||Non Electrical Eqpt. “c” Prot by Constructional Safety|