Guidance is included for the inspection of ancillary equipment such as structures. This Standard also specifies the requirements for the initial inspection after installation and prior to commissioning. The inspection flow diagram see Figure 1. This Standard provides information to facilitate grounds for agreement between interested parties, and the establishment of uniform minimum requirements for in-service inspections, including inspection intervals and procedures, to assist in assuring safe and economic operation. Information is provided on mechanisms of deterioration, the assessment of defects, and the assessment of fitness for service of pressure equipment. No rules can be written in sufficient detail to cover all aspects of the inspection of in-service pressure equipment.
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Search Pressure Vessels: What requires regular statutory inspection? The Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations MSIR provide comprehensive guidelines for the inspection and safety of plant, however they are often misinterpreted, which could mean your site has been left non-compliant. One such commonly misinterpreted and incorrectly applied inspection regulation is that of the time period between statutory inspections of Air and Gas Receivers.
It is these exceptions, in particular exception b, that are commonly misinterpreted and incorrectly applied. This is predominantly due to a failure of many within the industry to understand exactly what vessels fall under this exception. Hydraulic Accumulators and Air Oil Separators that are hazard level D and above are required to have Statutory Inspections regardless of their volume. We should question if any pressure vessel that is less than litres comes under this definition before stating that it is exempted from Statutory Inspections.
What the Australian Standards say While it is not specifically stated in the Australian Standards, further clarification that certain types of vessels should be defined and treated separately to an Air or Gas Receiver is given in Table 4. This table gives the inspection frequency to the Australian Standards that is required for different types of pressure vessels.
AS — Table 4. Table 4. While it is not specifically stated anywhere, Table 4. If the pressure vessel falls under a separate section of Table 4. Also it should be remembered that Regulation 6. So all types of pressure vessels regardless of their size still require inspections to the Australian Standards, specifically AS
As NZS 3788-2006 Pressure Equipment - In-Service Inspection
Pressure Vessels: What requires regular statutory inspection?