EN 13480 Maintenance Agency

EN 13480 Maintenance Agency


Our website is intended to facilitate the use of the EN 13480 series by providing, at European level, an accelerated process to give official answers to questions or modification requests regarding the application of this standard.
Information about the updates and evolution of the standard are also provided.

This information can be found and complemented at national level, by the standardization body in charge of this standard.

Organisation of the maintenance agency

This standard provides one means of conforming to essential safety requirements of the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU (so-called PED). Through the publication of its reference in the Official Journal of the European Union, it gives presumption of conformity to the essential safety requirements identified in the Annex ZA of each part. EN 13445 is the key standard in the field of pressure equipment.
The main changes between the 2017 edition and the 2012 edition are detailed in the Annex Y of each part of the new edition: 

EN 13480 is divided into the following parts:

It is completed by the updated informative document published in July 2017:
Find below the list of the parts currently applicable:

Currently in force list:

The EN 13480/MHD maintenance agency is the central point for collecting questions from users of the standard. It is composed of European experts who were involved in the drafting of EN 13480 and any other experts nominated by CEN members. If you have any questions, please download the form available on the MHD website. The mission of the EN 13480/MHD maintenance agency is to provide answers for corrections and interpretations related to EN 13480. If EN 13480/MHD cannot solve a question, it is sent back to the relevant Working Group of CEN/TC 267. The questions asked can lead to technical modifications to EN 13480 which are addressed by the CEN/TC 267 according to CEN rules (registration to the CEN/TC 267 work program, submission to vote).
Agences de maintenance EN 13445 et EN 13480 VE 2023
The maintenance agency send an email to EN 13480/MHD experts to validate the answers to the questions:


In 2018 :

Following the publication of the new edition EN 13480-1-2-3-4-5-6 and -8:2017 (so-called consolidated version) in June 2017, 3 additional Amendments 13480-2:2017/A1:2018, A2:2018 and A3:2018 have been published in October 2018 for Part 2 on “Materials”. To get these amendments, contact your national standardization body.

The future technical changes and other topics under discussion should be issued according to the following work program available below:

Questions from 2013 to 2023

When questions cannot be solved by email, they are discussed during meetings of EN 13480/MHD for final validation. The list of questions registered on EN 13480 is available for download :

The questions are presented in a chronological order for each part. As for the questions still under discussion, no answer is shown. You can also find answers to your questions about the current version of the standard in previous years MHD answers (about the former edition of the standard).
A new issue of EN 13480 is delivered each year; it includes the identified corrections and incorporates the Amendments adopted between two issues. The differences between the new edition and the successive “Issues” will be indicated in the Annex Y of each part of EN 13480 and the changes are indicated in the relevant pages. 

Every five years a new edition (so-called consolidated version) is published with a new publication year.

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If you have any questions, please download and complete the question document and send it via the following form.

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