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Approved Design Standards & Specifications (March 2005)

Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2004 (the Carriage Regulations)

The following European standards and specifications are referenced in Chapter 6.2.2 of the 2003 text of RID/ADR for use throughout the European Union.

These standards are current for new pressure receptacles which meet the requirements of the regulations. These also include standards for new fire extinguishers made in accordance with the requirements of schedule 2 (SP594).

Standards recognised by the competent authorities of Member States as meeting the basic design and construction of RID/ADR may also be used under the Carriage Regulations for the transport and use of transportable pressure equipment throughout the European Union. Once approved they will be added to this list of approved standards and specifications.

Standards for UN certified cylinders are those listed in Chapter 6.2.2.1.2, 6.2.2.1.3 and 6.2.2.3 of the 13th edition of the UN Model Regulations.

BS and BS EN Standards are obtainable from BSI Standards.

HSE Standards can be downloaded below.


Information on the Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive from the European Commission, including European Commission Guidelines.

In respect of

UN Certified


Materials

BS EN 1797: 2001 Cryogenic Vessels - Gas/Material compatibility
BS EN ISO 11114-1: 1997 Transportable gas cylinders - Compatibility of cylinder and valve materials with gas contents - Part 1: Metallic materials
BS EN ISO 11114-2: 2000 Transportable gas cylinders - Compatibility of cylinder and valve materials with gas contents - Part 2: Non-metallic materials

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Cylinders

Annex I, Parts 1 to 3 to 84/525/EEC of 17 September 1984 Council Directive on the approximation of the laws of the member States relating to seamless steel gas cylinders
Annex I, Parts 1 to 3 to 84/526/EEC of 17 September 1984 Council Directive on the approximation of the laws of the member States relating to seamless unalloyed aluminium and aluminium alloy gas cylinders
Annex I, Parts 1 to 3 to 84/527/EEC of 17 September 1984 Council Directive on the approximation of the laws of the member States relating to welded unalloyed steel gas cylinders
BS EN 1442:1998 Transportable refillable welded steel cylinders for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) - Design and construction
BS EN 1800:1998/AC:1999 Transportable gas cylinders - Acetylene cylinders - Basic requirements and definitions
BS EN 1964-1:1999 Transportable gas cylinders - Specifications for the design and construction of refillable transportable seamless steel gas cylinders of capacity from 0.5 litres up to 150 litres - Part 1: Cylinders made of seamless steel with a Rm value of less than 1100 MPa
BS EN 1975:1999 (except Annex G) Transportable gas cylinders - Specifications for the design and construction of refillable transportable seamless aluminium and aluminium alloy gas cylinders of capacity from 0.5 litres up to 150 litres
BS EN 1964-3:2000 Transportable gas cylinders - Specifications for the design and construction of refillable transportable seamless steel gas cylinders of capacity from 0.5 litres up to 150 litres - Part 3: Cylinders made of stainless steel
BS EN 12862:2000 Transportable gas cylinders - Specifications for the design and construction of refillable transportable welded aluminium alloy gas cylinders
BS EN 1251-1:2000 Cryogenic vessels - Transportable, vacuum insulated, of not more than 1000 litres volume - Part 1: Fundamental requirements
BS EN 1251-2:2000 Cryogenic vessels - Transportable, vacuum insulated, of not more than 1000 litres volume - Part 2: Design, fabrication, inspection and testing
BS EN 1251-3:2000 Cryogenic vessels - Transportable, vacuum insulated, of not more than 1000 litres volume - Part 3: Operational requirements

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Pressure Drums

BS EN 14208: 2004 Transportable gas cylinders. Specification for welded pressure drums up to 1000 litre capacity for the transport of gases. Design and construction.

UK Competent Authority

BS EN 1964 Part 2 Transportable Gas Cylinders - Specification for the design and construction of refillable transportable seamless steel gas cylinders of water capacities from 0.5 litre up to and including 150 litres - Part 2: Cylinders made of seamless steel with an RM value of 1100MPA and above
BS EN 12205 Transportable Gas Cylinders - Non-refillable metallic gas cylinders
VAC007(HSE) Ultra-high vacuum welded stainless steel spherical transportable pressure receptacles with a maximum capacity of 30 litres.
BS EN 13293 Transportable gas cylinders - Specification for the design and construction of refillable transportable seamless normalised carbon manganese steel gas cylinders of water capacity up to 0.5 litres for compressed, liquefied and dissolved gases, and up to 1 litre for carbon dioxide.
BS EN 12257 : 2002 Transportable gas cylinders - Seamless, hoop wrapped composite cylinders.
BS EN 12245 : 2002 Transportable gas cylinders - Fully wrapped composite cylinders.
BS EN 13322-1 Transportable gas cylinders - Refillable welded steel gas cylinders Design and Construction - Part 1: Carbon Steel
BS EN 13322-2 Transportable gas cylinders - Refillable welded steel gas cylinders Design and Construction - Part 1: Stainless Steel
CD 01
(Issue 2)
Technical code for refillable gas cartridges (pressure receptacles) having a water capacity from 0.12 litre up to 1 litre for fire extinguisher assemblies in accordance with ADR2003 chapter 6.2, clause 6.2.3.
CYL-HAB-01 Issue 1 Revision A September 2004 Transportable refillable welded duplex stainless steel LPG cylinders for use in Hot Air Balloons and Hot Air Airships
BS EN 1975:1999 (except Annex G) Transportable gas cylinders - Specifications for the design and construction of refillable transportable seamless aluminium and aluminium alloy gas cylinders of capacity up to 0.5 litres.
TPSR Issue 1 Technical Code for Refillable Transportable Pressure Receptacles for Oil Well Samples

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Closures

BS EN 849:1996 (except Annex A) Transportable gas cylinders - Cylinder valves: Specification and type testing

Markings

  There are no standards in respect of markings at present.

Inspection at time of fill (including Pressure Drums)

One of the conditions of use and maintenance ensuring the continued conformity of transportable pressure equipment is that the equipment be 'filled in appropriate filling centres'.

For transportable pressure receptacles the appropriate filling centres are the centres which apply the relevant standards relating to the inspections at the time of filling, or any other equivalent procedure.

HSE recognises the following standards and specifications as appropriate practices for inspection at time of fill for transportable pressure receptacles.

BS EN 1439 Transportable refillable welded steel cylinders for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) - Procedure for checking before, during and after filling
BS EN 1801 Transportable gas cylinders - Filling conditions for single acetylene cylinders
BS EN 1919 Transportable gas cylinders - Cylinders for liquefied gases (excluding acetylene and LPG) - Inspection at time of filling
BS EN 1920 Transportable gas cylinders - Cylinders for compressed gases (excluding acetylene) - Inspection at time of filling
BS EN 12754 Transportable gas cylinders - Cylinders for dissolved acetylene - Inspection at time of filling
BS EN 12755 Transportable gas cylinders - Filling conditions for acetylene bundles
BS EN 13096 Transportable gas cylinders - Conditions for filling gases into receptacles - Single component gases
BS EN 13099 Transportable gas cylinders - Conditions for filling gas mixtures into receptacles
BS EN 13365 Transportable gas cylinders - Cylinder bundles for permanent and liquefied gases (excluding acetylene) - Inspection at the time of filling
BS EN 13385 Transportable gas cylinders - Battery vehicles for permanent and liquefied gases (excluding acetylene) - Inspection at the time of filling
BS EN 13720 Transportable gas cylinders - Filling conditions for acetylene battery vehicles
TF01 HSE Issue 1 December 2003 Transportable pressure receptacles - Welded steel pressure drums - Inspection at time of fill

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Periodic inspection and test - Cylinders and valves

BS EN 1968: 2002 (except Annex B*) Transportable gas cylinders - Periodic inspection and testing of seamless steel gas cylinders (excluding LPG).
BS EN 1802: 2002 (except Annex B*) Transportable gas cylinders - Periodic inspection and testing of seamless aluminium gas cylinders.
BS EN 12863: 2002 Transportable gas cylinders - Periodic inspection and maintenance of dissolved acetylene cylinders. NOTE: In this standard "initial inspection" is to be understood as the "first periodic inspection" after final approval of a new acetylene cylinder.
BS EN 1803: 2002 (except Annex B*) Transportable gas cylinders - Periodic inspection and testing of welded steel gas cylinders (excluding LPG).
BS EN ISO 11623: 2002 (except Clause 4*) Transportable gas cylinders - Periodic inspection and testing of composite gas cylinders.
BS EN 1440: 1996 Transportable refillable welded cylinders for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) - Periodic re-qualification
BS EN 14189: 2003 Transportable gas cylinders - Inspection and maintenance of cylinder valves at time of periodic inspection of gas cylinders.

*NOTE - other legislation requires cylinders used with breathing apparatus to be tested to the appropriate periodicity stated in Annex B and Clause 4.

For Closures - Specification and testing

BS EN 13152: 2001 Specifications and testing for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) - cylinder valves - self closing.
BS EN 13153: 2001 Specifications and testing for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) - cylinder valves - manually operated.

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UN Certified cylinders

Design, construction , and initial inspection and test of UN certified cylinders

ISO 9809-1: 1999 Gas cylinders - Refillable seamless gas cylinders - Design, construction and testing - Part 1: Quenched and tempered steel cylinders with a tensile strength less than 1100 MPa.
NOTE: The note concerning the F factor in section 7.3 of this standard shall not be applied for UN certified cylinders.
ISO 9809-2: 2000 Gas cylinders - Refillable seamless gas cylinders - Design, construction and testing - Part 2: Quenched and tempered steel cylinders with a tensile strength greater than or equal to 1100 MPa.
ISO 9809-3: 2000 Gas cylinders - Refillable seamless gas cylinders - Design, construction and testing - Part 3: Normalised steel cylinders.
ISO 7866: 1999 Gas cylinders - Refillable seamless aluminium alloy gas cylinders - Design, construction and testing.
NOTE: The note concerning the F factor in section 7.3 of this standard shall not be applied for UN certified cylinders. Aluminium alloy 6351A - T6 or equivalent shall not be authorised.
ISO 11118: 1999 Gas cylinders - Non-refillable metallic gas cylinders - Specification and test methods.
ISO 11119-1: 2002 Gas cylinders of composite construction - Specification and test methods - Part 1: Hoop wrapped composite gas cylinders.
ISO 11119-2: 2002 Gas cylinders of composite construction - Specification and test methods - Part 2: Fully wrapped fibre reinforced composite gas cylinders with load-sharing metal liners.

NOTE 1: In the above referenced standards composite cylinders shall be designed for unlimited service life.

NOTE 2: After the first 15 years of service, composite cylinders manufactured according to these standards may be approved for extended service by the competent authority which was responsible for the original approval of the cylinders and which will base its decision on the test information supplied by the manufacturer or owner or user.

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Design, construction, and initial inspection and test of UN certified tubes

ISO 11120: 1999

Gas cylinders - Refillable seamless steel tubes for compressed gas transport, of water capacity between 150 litres and 3000 litres - Design, construction and testing.
NOTE: The note concerning the F factor in section 7.1 of this standard shall not be applied for UN certified tubes.

Design, construction and initial inspection and test of UN certified acetylene cylinders

For the cylinder shell:

ISO 9809-1: 1999 Gas cylinders - Refillable seamless steel gas cylinders - Design, construction and testing - Part 1: Quenched and tempered steel cylinders with tensile strength less than 1100 MPa.
NOTE: The note concerning the F factor in section 7.3 of this standard shall not be applied for UN certified cylinders.
ISO 9809-3: 2000 Gas cylinders - Refillable seamless steel gas cylinders - Design, construction and testing - Part 3: Normalised steel cylinders.
ISO 7866: 1999 Gas cylinders - Refillable seamless aluminium alloy gas cylinders - Design, construction and testing.
NOTE: The note concerning the F factor in section 7.2 of this standard shall not be applied for UN certified cylinders. Aluminium alloy 6351A - T6 or equivalent shall not be authorised.
ISO 11118: 1999 Gas cylinders - Non-refillable metallic gas cylinders - Specification and test methods.

For the porous mass in the cylinder:

ISO 3807-1: 2000 Cylinders for acetylene - Basic requirements - Part 1: Cylinders without fusible plugs.
ISO 3807-2: 2000 Cylinders for acetylene - Basic requirements - Part 2: Cylinders with fusible plugs.

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Materials

In addition to the material requirements specified in the pressure receptacle design and construction standards, and any restrictions specified in the applicable packing instruction for the gas(es) to be carried (e.g. packing instruction P200), the following standards apply to material compatibility.

ISO 11114-1: 1997 Transportable gas cylinders - Compatibility of cylinder and valve materials with gas contents - Part 1: Metallic materials.
ISO 11114-2: 2000 Transportable gas cylinders - Compatibility of cylinder and valve materials with gas contents - Part 2: Non-metallic materials.

Service equipment

The following standards apply to closures and their protection.

ISO 11117: 1998 Gas cylinders - Valve protection caps and valve guards for industrial and medical gas cylinders - Design, construction and tests.
ISO 10297: 1999 Gas cylinders - Refillable gas cylinder valves - Specification and type testing.

Periodic inspection and test

The following standards apply to the periodic inspection and testing of UN certified cylinders.

ISO 6406: 1992 Periodic inspection and testing of seamless steel gas cylinders.
ISO 10461: 1993 Seamless aluminium-alloy gas cylinders - Periodic inspection and testing.
ISO 10462: 1994 Cylinders for dissolved acetylene - Periodic inspection and maintenance.
ISO 11623: 2002 Transportable gas cylinders - Periodic inspection and testing of composite gas cylinders.
Updated 2013-10-23