Objective 0f Pressure Vessel Safety
The object of this Pressure Vessel Safety standard is to ensure that All Pressure Vessel are handled, transported and stored with the utmost safety and comply with the relevant statutory requirements.
Pressure Vessel Safety Requirements
- Prior to any pressure vessel being used it must comply with the Statutory Regulations.
- Prior to any pressure vessel being used, certificates verifying the code to which the vessel was manufactured and the supervision exercised by the Inspection Authority during construction must be forwarded to the Health and Safety Department.
- Prior to any pressure vessel being used, certificates that the pressure vessels have been inspected and tested by a registered Inspection Authority within the last two years must be submitted to the Health and Safety Department.
- Prior to any pressure vessel being hired out to and being used by any Company a valid test certificate verifying that the pressure vessel have been tested and inspected within the last two year must be submitted.
- A registered Inspection Authority and proof of that inspection submitted must inspect each pressure vessel every two years.
- A manufacturers plate must be securely fixed in a conspicuous place to the shell of every such vessel.
- The manufacturers name plates must contain the following information :-
- Manufacturers name preceded by the words “Certified By”
- Manufacturers serial number
- Year of Construction
- Maximum ———– permissible working pressure in PSI
- Min Design metal temperature
- Each pressure vessel must be hydrostatically tested to 1.5 times the working pressure by a registered Inspection Authority and must be visually inspected by a competent person at least once every three months.
- The findings or results of each test or inspection contemplated in this standard must, in addition to any certificates issued by a Registered Inspection Authority be entered into a register or log book kept for this purpose.
- The pressure release valve or safety valve of each pressure vessel must be kept clean and free of any dirt or obstructions and must remain locked open at all times.
- The maximum safe working pressure must be clearly indicated on the face of the pressure gauge by a red line (NOT ON THE GLASS).
- Air receivers of compressors being used must be drained daily.
- All pressure vessels must be kept clean and free from carbonized oil or other flammable matter which may ignite under working conditions or any matter foreign to the normal intended use of the vessel or matter which is liable to chemical reaction which may cause an uncontrolled rise in pressure.
- All pressure vessels must at all times be maintained in a safe working condition.