RINA, the inspection, certification and consulting engineering multinational, developed a method statement that provides a systematic definition of the applicable requirements that must be met by a fabricated carbon steel valve in order to qualify as hydrogen ready according to the international standard American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) B31.12-2019, which defines the criteria for the compatibility of new and existing steel pipelines for hydrogen transport.
The method statement applies to valve types intended for the construction of gas transmission and distribution pipelines and hydrogen piping systems.
These valves must follow design, functionality and testing parameters in line with ASME codes and standards, which enable collaboration and improved technical knowledge in all engineering disciplines.
This statement includes: applications and limitations, material requirements, design criteria for unlisted valves, functional requirements, inspection and test plan, technical guidelines for material selection.
Once these requirements have been met and adequately verified, RINA will issue an official statement to certify that the valve in question is hydrogen ready.
After the creation of a method statement for hydrogen-ready steel pipelines, this is a further step to support clients in the supply of H2 transport and distribution products. A key part of RINA’s ongoing efforts to enable the entire industry to keep pace with energy transition processes and the demands of decarbonisation.
Make sure your metal valves comply with ASME B31.12-2019!