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Effective edition EN 13480

Effective edition EN 13480

(OP)
Hopefully someone can answer this. I was wondering how to determine the effective edition of the EN 13480 design code.
I noticed issue 2 (sept 2013) just came out, (already) incl. some amendments (EN 13480-2:2012/A1, EN 13480-4:2012/A1 and EN 134805:2012/A1).

Other piping codes like B31.3 simply (but effectively!) state that when a code becomes effective (e.g. 6mo after the 'Date of Issuance'), it's not to used retroactive, and that the latest edt (effective before contract sign date) determines the applicable edt.

Q1) How to determine the applicable edition of EN 13480 for a project, when the contract is signed dd-mm-yyyy?
Q2) What to do when during a project a new edition comes, or amendments are issued? I assume you have to stick to the edition thats being used, but EN 13480 doesnt explicitly spell out anything out on this.

RE: Effective edition EN 13480

(OP)
Anyone any clues?

RE: Effective edition EN 13480

I would suggest to use the standards that are effective at the date of the start for the project. Suppose you are doing a very large stress analysis with hundreds of variables. Then an update of a standard would require you to adjust your input. Who is going to pay for the extra hours you have to spend winky smile? It is using common sence I think. I have never seen such a statement anywhere in EN-standards.

RE: Effective edition EN 13480

it is that the last draft or new version be used.

RE: Effective edition EN 13480

(OP)
denlow60, could you be more specific, and provide a source for your information?

RE: Effective edition EN 13480

it is the last version that currently applies only
one sample :

NEN-EN 287-1:2011
At the end of its period of validity, the existing and valid qualification testing of welders in accordance with the
requirement of the previous edition of this standard may be revalidated according to the previous edition.
Alternatively, the range of qualification may be updated in accordance with this edition. All new qualifications
and re-qualifications shall be in accordance with this edition

RE: Effective edition EN 13480

(OP)
This thread is for the EN 13480 piping code. Although that code makes reference to EN 287, I'm sorry but I cant see how your reply answers my question.

RE: Effective edition EN 13480

This document supersedes EN 13480-2:2002+A1:2010+A2:2010. This new edition incorporates the
Amendments/the corrigenda which have been approved previously by CEN members, the corrected pages up
to Issue 17 without any further technical change. Annex Y provides details of significant technical changes
between this European Standard and the previous edition.
Amendments to this new edition may be issued from time to time and then used immediately as alternatives to
rules contained herein.
It is intended to deliver a new Issue of EN 13480:2012 each year, consolidating these
Amendments and including other identified corrections.

RE: Effective edition EN 13480

(OP)
Jeez, still no answer to my question (denlow60).
Guess the question is that hard to answer.

OSIRIS7 had the best proposed solution I think ...

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