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    Pressure equipment - In-service inspection

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    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  27-07-2006

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Specifies minimum requirements for the inspection, repair and alteration of in-service boilers, pressure vessels, piping, safety equipment and associated controls, and gives guidance on the execution of such activities. These inspections include the initial inspection after installation and prior to commissioning. Information is also given to facilitate grounds for agreement between the interested parties in establishing appropriate inspection intervals and procedures for pressure equipment.

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    This Standard specifies the minimum requirements for the inspection, repair and alteration of in-service boilers, pressure vessels, piping, safety equipment, and associated safety controls (hereafter referred to as pressure equipment), and gives guidance in the execution of such activities. 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 1.1) illustrates the various types of inspection covered by this Standard.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. The owner is responsible for ensuring that the extent and frequency of inspection is appropriate and adequate for the continued safe operation of the pressure equipment. This may require the seeking of expert advice.Duty of Care is now prescribed by Occupational Health and Safety Legislation. This Standard does not supersede such Duty of Care, but is intended to complement and contribute to it.

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    Committee ME-001
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note Reconfirmed 20/01/2017.This standard has been reconfirmed in Australia in 2017 and remains current in New Zealand. Reconfirmation Notice 20/01/2017
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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    First published as AS 3788-1990.Revised and redesignated AS/NZS 3788:1996.Third edition 2001.Fourth edition 2006.Reconfirmed 2017. Originated as AS 3788-1990. Previous edition AS/NZS 3788:2001. Fourth edition 2006.

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    AS 4041-1998 Pressure piping
    AS 3894.2-2002 Site testing of protective coatings Non-conductive coatings - Continuity testing - Wet sponge method
    AS 2885.3-2001 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Operation and maintenance
    AS 1796-2001 Certification of welders and welding supervisors (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 61508.1-1999 Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems - General requirements
    AS 61508.7-2001 Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems - Overview of techniques and measures
    AS 2885-1987 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum known as the SAA Pipeline Code
    AS 2423-2002 Coated steel wire fencing products for terrestrial, aquatic and general use (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS 2809.2-1999 Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods - Tankers for flammable liquids
    AS 2337.1-2004 Gas cylinder test stations General requirements, inspection and tests - Gas cylinders
    AS/NZS 61241.10:2005 Electrical apparatus for use in the presence of combustible dust Classification of areas where combustible dusts are or may be present
    AS 2971-2002 Serially produced pressure vessels
    AS 4942-2001 Pressure equipment - Glossary of terms (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 2809.4-2001 Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods - Tankers for toxic and corrosive cargoes
    AS 1710-2007 Non-destructive testing - Ultrasonic testing of carbon and low alloy steel plate and universal sections - Test methods and quality classification (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS 2062-1997 Non-destructive testing - Penetrant testing of products and components
    AS 1210 SUPP 2-1999 Pressure vessels - Cold-stretched austenitic stainless steel vessels (Supplement to AS 1210-1997)
    AS 4458-1997 Pressure equipment - Manufacture (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 3894.1-2002 Site testing of protective coatings Non-conductive coatings - Continuity testing - High voltage (brush) method (Reconfirmed 2013)
    AS 3894.13-2002 Site testing of protective coatings Inspection report - Daily (Reconfirmed 2019)
    AS 3894.12-2002 Site testing of protective coatings Inspection report - Coating (Reconfirmed 2019)
    AS/NZS ISO 17020:2000 General criteria for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection
    AS/NZS 2430.3.6:2004 Classification of hazardous areas Examples of area classification - Laboratories, including fume cupboards and flammable medical agents
    AS/NZS 1677.2:1998 Refrigerating systems - Safety requirements for fixed applications
    AS ISO 1000-1998 The international system of units (SI) and its application
    AS 3711.6-2000 Freight containers Tank containers (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 2312:2002 Guide to the protection of structural steel against atmospheric corrosion by the use of protective coatings
    AS/NZS 2430.3.7:2004 Classification of hazardous areas Examples of area classification - Landfill gas, sewage treatment and sewage pumping plants
    AS 2593-2004 Boilers - Safety management and supervision systems (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 2671-2002 Hydraulic fluid power - General requirements for systems (ISO 4413:1998, MOD)
    AS/NZS 3992:1998 Pressure equipment - Welding and brazing qualification
    AS 1210 SUPP 1-1990 Unfired Pressure Vessels - Advanced design and construction (Supplement to AS 1210-1997)
    AS 1210-1997 Pressure vessels
    AS 3920.1-1993 Assurance of product quality - Pressure equipment manufacture
    AS 3873-2001 Pressure equipment - Operation and maintenance
    AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000 Quality management systems - Requirements
    AS 2809.6-2001 Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods - Tankers for cryogenic liquids
    AS 4041-2006 Pressure piping (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 4037-1999 Pressure equipment - Examination and testing (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 60079.1.1:2002 Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres Flameproof enclosures 'd' - Method of test for ascertainment of maximum experimental safe gap
    AS 61508.5-1999 Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems - Examples of methods for the determination of safety integrity levels
    AS 3998-2006 Non-destructive testing - Qualification and certification of personnel
    AS 61508.6-2001 Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems - Guidelines on the application of AS 61508.2 and AS 61508.3
    AS/NZS 1200:2000 Pressure equipment
    AS/NZS 4360:2004 Risk management
    AS 2971-2007 Serially produced pressure vessels (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS 1732-1997 Fusible plugs for boilers
    AS 3892-2001 Pressure equipment - Installation (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 2430.3-1991 Classification of hazardous areas - Specific occupancies
    AS 1710-1986 Non-destructive testing - Ultrasonic testing of carbon and low alloy steel plate - Test methods and quality classification
    AS 2809.3-1999 Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods - Tankers for compressed liquefiable gases
    AS 2030.1-1999 The verification, filling, inspection, testing and maintenance of cylinders for storage and transport of compressed gases - Cylinders for compressed gases other than acetylene
    AS 3978-2003 Non-destructive testing - Visual inspection of metal products and components (Reconfirmed 2022)
    AS 2885.1-1997 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Design and construction
    AS/NZS 2430.3.3:2004 Classification of hazardous areas - Examples of area classification - Flammable liquids
    AS 2452.3-2005 Non-destructive testing - Determination of thickness - Use of ultrasonic testing
    AS 1548-1995 Steel plates for pressure equipment
    AS/NZS 4481:1997 Pressure equipment - Competencies of inspectors
    AS 61508.4-1999 Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems - Definition and abbreviations
    AS 1940-2004 The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids
    AS 2885.2-2002 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Welding
    AS 1349-1986 Bourdon tube pressure and vacuum gauges (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 2809.5-2001 Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods Tankers for bitumen-based products
    AS/NZS 2430.3.1:2004 Classification of hazardous areas - Examples of area classification - General
    AS 1171-1998 Non-destructive testing - Magnetic particle testing of ferromagnetic products, components and structures (Reconfirmed 2022)
    SAA/SNZ MP76:1997 Pressure equipment - Inspection bodies and personnel (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 3894.11-2002 Site testing of protective coatings Equipment report (Reconfirmed 2019)
    AS/NZS ISO 3834.3:1999 Quality requirements for welding - Fusion welding of metallic materials Standards quality requirements
    AS 1228-2006 Pressure equipment - Boilers
    AS/NZS 1677.1:1998 Refrigerating systems - Refrigerant classification
    AS/NZS 2430.3.2:2004 Classification of hazardous areas - Examples of area classification - Vehicle workshops, vehicle parking, fuel dispensing stations and aircraft hangars
    AS/NZS 3931:1998 Risk analysis of technological systems - Application guide
    AS/NZS 60079.11:2000 Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres Intrinsic safety 'i'
    AS 2832.2-2003 Cathodic protection of metals Compact buried structures
    AS/NZS ISO 3834.1:1999 Quality requirements for welding - Fusion welding of metallic materials Guidelines for selection and use
    AS/NZS 1020:1995 The control of undesirable static electricity
    AS 2030.4-1985 The verification, filling, inspection, testing and maintenance of cylinders for storage and transport of compressed gases Welded cylinders - Insulated
    AS/NZS 2865:2001 Safe working in a confined space
    AS/NZS 2430.3.9:2004 Classification of hazardous areas Examples of area classification - Miscellaneous
    AS 2030.2-1996 The verification, filling, inspection, testing and maintenance of cylinders for the storage and transport of compressed gases Cylinders for dissolved acetylene
    AS 4426-1997 Thermal insulation of pipework, ductwork and equipment - Selection, installation and finish (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 4343-2005 Pressure equipment - Hazard levels
    AS 1228-1997 Pressure equipment - Boilers
    AS 1271-2003 Safety valves, other valves, liquid level gauges and other fittings for boilers and unfired pressure vessels (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS ISO 3834.4:1999 Quality requirements for welding - Fusion welding of metallic materials Elementary quality requirements
    AS 1358-2004 Bursting discs and bursting disc devices - Application, selection and installation
    AS/NZS 2430.3.5:2004 Classification of hazardous areas Examples of area classification - Refineries and major processing plants
    AS 3894.14-2002 Site testing of protective coatings Inspection report - Daily painting (Reconfirmed 2019)
    AS 3894.10-2002 Site testing of protective coatings Inspection report - Daily surface and ambient conditions (Reconfirmed 2019)
    AS 2809.1-1999 Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods - General requirements
    AS/NZS 2430.3.4:2004 Classification of hazardous areas - Examples of area classification - Flammable gases
    AS 1851-2005 Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment
    AS 1692-2006 Steel tanks for flammable and combustible liquids
    AS/NZS 2430.3.8:2004 Classification of hazardous areas Examples of area classification - Surface coatings and adhesives
    AS/NZS 60079.10:2004 Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres Classification of hazardous areas (IEC 60079-10:2002 MOD)
    AS 2885.4-2003 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Offshore submarine pipeline systems
    AS 61508.3-1999 Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems - Software requirements
    AS 2452.1-2004 Non-destructive testing - Determination of thickness Determination of wall thickness of pipe by the use of radiography
    AS/NZS ISO 3834.2:1999 Quality requirements for welding - Fusion welding of metallic materials Comprehensive quality requirements
    AS 61508.2-2001 Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems - Requirements for electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems
    AS/NZS 1596:2002 The storage and handling of LP Gas

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    AS 2885.3-2012 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum Operation and maintenance
    AS 1851-2012 Routine service of fire protection systems and equipment
    AS 1732-1997 Fusible plugs for boilers
    AS/NZS 2243.6:2010 Safety in laboratories Plant and equipment aspects
    AS/NZS 3992:1998 Pressure equipment - Welding and brazing qualification
    AS 2593:2021 Boilers - Safety management and supervision systems
    AS 2593-2004 Boilers - Safety management and supervision systems (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 3892-2001 Pressure equipment - Installation (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 3748-1990 Information processing systems - Small Computer System Interface (SCSI)
    AS 4971-2008 Inspection and integrity monitoring of large steel vertical petroleum storage tanks (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 1210-2010 Pressure vessels (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS/NZS 1200:2000 Pressure equipment
    AS/NZS 2885.5:2012 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Field pressure testing
    AS 2809.6-2001 Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods - Tankers for cryogenic liquids
    AS 1894-1997 The storage and handling of non-flammable cryogenic and refrigerated liquids (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS 4041-2006 Pressure piping (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 2809.3-2008 Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods - Road tank vehicles for compressed liquefied gases
    AS/NZS 2022:2003 Anhydrous ammonia - Storage and handling
    AS/NZS 2550.9:1996 Cranes - Safe use Vehicle hoists
    AS 4037-1999 Pressure equipment - Examination and testing (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 2809.6:2019 Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods Tankers for cryogenic liquids
    AS 2885.1-2007 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Design and construction
    AS 3873-2001 Pressure equipment - Operation and maintenance
    AS 3533.2-2009 Amusement rides and devices Operation and maintenance
    AS 5092-2009 CNG refuelling stations
    AS 3920.1-1993 Assurance of product quality - Pressure equipment manufacture
    AS 2809.3-1999 Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods - Tankers for compressed liquefiable gases
    AS 3533.1-2009 Amusement rides and devices Design and construction
    AS/NZS 1596:2008 The storage and handling of LP Gas
    AS 1210-1997 Pressure vessels
    AS/NZS 2843.2:2006 Timber preservation plants Treatment area operation (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 2885.1-2012 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum Design and construction
    AS 2809.3:2017 Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods Road tank vehicles for compressed liquefied gas
    AS/NZS 1596:2014 The storage and handling of LP Gas
    AS 2550.10-2006 Cranes, hoists and winches - Safe use Mobile elevating work platforms
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