This document is for discussion, comments and suggestions. The purpose is to compare and validate the EN 10253-2/4 strength calculation in B.4.4 and B.5.3 with the EN 13480-3 Clause 8. The EN 10253-2/4 indicate that the calculations are based on the EN 13480-3. This document highlights possible differences.

There is sometimes confusion about the joint efficiency when you compare the ASME B31.1 and the ASME B31.3. The joint efficiency for the ASME B31.1 (2020) are included in the allowable stress values of Table A-1 (US Customary units). Be careful, because some tables are also available is SI or metric units.

EN 13480-3 Clause 7.2.3 Possible ambiguous result

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Flange bolt unloading

Many of us have the impression that the bolt stress will go up when a flange pair in a pipe system is pressurized after assembly.