This European Standard applies to steel castings for pressure containing parts. It includes materials which are used for the manufacture of components, for pressure equipment.
This European Standard relates to castings characterised by their chemical composition (see Table 2) and mechanical properties (see Tables 3 to 6).
In cases where castings are joined by welding by the founder, this European Standard applies.
In cases where castings are welded:
- to wrought products (plates, tubes, forgings), or
- by non founders,
this European Standard does not apply.
NOTE For this harmonised supporting standard for materials, presumption of conformity to the Essential Requirements of the Directive is limited to technical data of the material in the standard and does not presume adequacy of the material to specific equipment. Consequently the technical data stated in the material standard should be assessed against the design requirements of the specific equipment to verify that the Essential Requirements of the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) are satisfied.