This document specifies the technical delivery conditions for two test categories of electric welded
tubes of circular cross section, with specified low temperature properties, made from non-alloy quality
NOTE 1 These tube grades are intended to support the essential requirements of EU Directive 2014/68/EU in
respect of pressure equipment with specified low temperature properties covered under all relevant Categories
as set out in Article 13 of that Directive.
NOTE 2 Once this standard is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), presumption of
conformity to the Essential Safety Requirements (ESR) of Directive 2014/68/EU is limited to the technical data
for the materials in this standard and does not presume adequacy of the material for a specific item of pressure
equipment. Consequently, the assessment of the technical data stated in this material standard against the design
requirements of this specific item of equipment to verify that the ESRs of the Pressure Equipment Directive are
satisfied, needs to be done by the designer or manufacturer of the pressure equipment, taking also into account
the subsequent manufacturing processes which may affect properties of the base materials.