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What is BS EN 13450-2002?

BS EN 13450-2002 is a technical standard that specifies the requirements for the design, construction, and performance of valves for water supply. It applies to both metallic and non-metallic valves used in residential, commercial, or industrial applications.

Scope of BS EN 13450-2002

The scope of BS EN 13450-2002 covers various types of valves, including isolation valves, non-return/ check valves, pressure reducing valves, control valves, and more. It sets out the requirements for materials, dimensions, tolerances, marking, testing, and performance of these valves.

Requirements of BS EN 13450-2002

1. Material requirements: The standard specifies different material requirements based on the type of valve. It ensures that the materials used are suitable for the intended application and capable of withstanding the operating conditions.

2. Design and construction requirements: BS EN 13450-2002 outlines the design and construction aspects such as dimensions, tolerances, and other parameters specific to each valve type. It ensures consistent quality and performance across different manufacturers.

3. Testing and performance requirements: The standard includes various tests to verify the performance of the valves, such as pressure testing, flow characteristics testing, leakage testing, and endurance testing. These tests ensure that the valves meet the specified performance criteria.

Compliance and Benefits

Manufacturers, suppliers, and users of valves for water supply can benefit from complying with BS EN 13450-2002. Compliance with this standard assures customers of the quality and reliability of the valves. For manufacturers, it helps in producing consistent products and gaining a competitive edge in the market. For users, it ensures safe and efficient water supply systems.


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