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    Pressure equipment - Operation and maintenance

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  06-03-2001

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Specifies minimum requirements and guidance on the operation and maintenance of boilers, pressure vessels, associated control and safety equipment, piping and auxiliaries, and in the execution of such work. Covers actions required by the owner-user from initial receipt of the equipment on-site until final disposal. Applies to commissioning, operation, maintenance, routine inspection, storage and disposal, together with specific requirements for safety management systems, including where appropriate risk assessment. Applies to pressure equipment covered by AS/NZS1200. The requirements do not apply to all hazard levels of pressure equipment.

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    This Standard specifies the minimum requirements and gives guidance on the operation and maintenance of boilers, pressure vessels, associated control and safety equipment, piping and auxiliaries, (e.g. boiler fuel handling and firing equipment, heaters, fans, pumps, feedwater treatment and the like) and gives guidance in the execution of such work. It also covers actions required from initial receipt of the equipment on-site until final disposal. This Standard applies to commissioning, operation, maintenance, alterations, routine inspection, dismantling storage and disposal. It includes specific requirements for safety management systems, including, where appropriate, risk assessment.Requirements cannot be written in sufficient detail to cover all aspects of the above. Necessary action is required to ensure the continued safe operation of the pressure equipment. This may require outside expert advice, which may typically include the use of risk assessment or other appropriate methods.This Standard generally applies to pressure equipment covered by AS/NZS 1200. The extent of the application of the requirements is dependent on the hazard levels of the equipment and service conditions.NOTES: 1 ‘Duty of care’ is now prescribed on employers and employees regardless of regulation or standards. This Standard does not supersede ‘duty of care’.2 Users of this Standard are reminded that it has no legal authority in its own right, but may acquire legal standing when adopted by government or an authority having jurisdiction, or if specified as part of a commercial contract.

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    Committee ME-001
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note Reconfirmed 27/05/2016.This standard has been reconfirmed in Australia in 2016 and remains current in New Zealand. Reconfirmation Notice 27/05/2016
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    First published as AS 3873-1991.Second edition 1995.Third edition 2001.Reconfirmed 2016. Originated as AS 3873-1991. Previous edition 1995. Third edition 2001.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 4041-1998 Pressure piping
    AS/NZS 1425:1999 LP Gas fuel systems for vehicle engines
    AS 2337.1-1999 Gas cylinder test stations General requirements, inspections and tests - Gas cylinders
    AS 1674.2-1990 Safety in welding and allied processes - Electrical
    AS 2337.1-2004 Gas cylinder test stations General requirements, inspection and tests - Gas cylinders
    AS 2865-1995 Safe working in a confined space
    AS/NZS 4360:1999 Risk management
    AS/NZS 1425:2007 LP Gas fuel systems for vehicle engines
    AS 1271-1997 Safety valves, other valves, liquid level gauges, and other fittings for boilers and unfired pressure vessels
    AS 2593-2004 Boilers - Safety management and supervision systems (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 1674.1-1997 Safety in welding and allied processes Fire precautions (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 1853-1983 Automatic oil and gas burners - Mechanical draught
    AS 1674.2-2007 Safety in welding and allied processes Electrical (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS/NZS 1200:2000 Pressure equipment
    AS/NZS 4360:2004 Risk management
    AS 1228-2006 Pressure equipment - Boilers
    AS 2337.2-2004 Gas cylinder test stations LP Gas fuel vessels for automotive use
    AS/NZS 3788:1996 Pressure equipment - In-service inspection
    AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000 Quality management systems - Requirements
    AS/NZS 1020:1995 The control of undesirable static electricity
    AS 4041-2006 Pressure piping
    AS 1271-2003 Safety valves, other valves, liquid level gauges and other fittings for boilers and unfired pressure vessels
    AS/NZS 3788:2006 Pressure equipment - In-service inspection
    AS 1375-1985 Industrial fuel-fired appliances (known as the SAA Industrial Fuel-fired Appliances Code)
    AS 1210-1997 Pressure vessels
    AS 1345-1995 Identification of the contents of pipes, conduits and ducts (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 4343-1999 Pressure equipment - Hazard levels
    AS/NZS 2865:2001 Safe working in a confined space
    AS 2337.3-1998 Gas cylinder test stations - Inspection and testing of fibre reinforced plastics (FRP) gas cylinders
    AS 1228-1997 Pressure equipment - Boilers
    AS 4343-2005 Pressure equipment - Hazard levels
    AS 2337.2-1990 Gas cylinder test stations - LP gas fuel vessels for automotive use
    AS 2593-1995 Boilers - Unattended and limited attendance
    AS 2337.3-2006 Gas cylinder test stations Transportable gas cylinders - Periodic inspection and testing of composite gas cylinders (ISO 11623:2002, MOD)

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 2593-2004 Boilers - Safety management and supervision systems (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 3892-2001 Pressure equipment - Installation (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 1210-2010 Pressure vessels (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS/NZS 1200:2000 Pressure equipment
    AS 1894-1997 The storage and handling of non-flammable cryogenic and refrigerated liquids (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS 1228-2006 Pressure equipment - Boilers
    AS/NZS 4645.1:2008 Gas distribution networks Network management
    AS 4041-2006 Pressure piping
    AS 3920.1-1993 Assurance of product quality - Pressure equipment manufacture
    AS/NZS 3788:2006 Pressure equipment - In-service inspection
    AS 2593-2001 Boilers - Unattended and limited attendance
    AS 1210-1997 Pressure vessels
    AS 4774.2-2002 Work in compressed air and hyperbaric facilities - Hyperbaric oxygen facilities
    AS 1228:2016 Pressure equipment - Boilers
    AS/NZS 2843.2:2006 Timber preservation plants Treatment area operation (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 3788:2001 Pressure equipment - In-service inspection
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