This Section covers requirements for construction and continued service of pressure vessels for the transportation of dangerous goods via highway, rail, air or water at pressures from full vacuum to 3,000 psig and volumes greater than 120 gallons. "Construction" is an all-inclusive term comprising materials, design, fabrication, examination, inspection, testing, certification and over-pressure protection. "Continued service" is an all-inclusive term referring to inspection, testing, repair, alteration and recertification of a transport tank that has been in service. This Section contains modal appendices containing requirements for vessels used in specific transport modes and service applications. Rules pertaining to the use of the T ASME Product Certification Marks are included.
Careful application of this Section will help users to comply with applicable regulations within their jurisdictions, while achieving the operational, cost and safety benefits to be gained from the many industry best-practices detailed within these volumes.
Referenced BPVC Sections
BPVC-II, A, B, C, D (Section II, Materials, Parts A through D)
BPVC-V (Section V, Nondestructive Examination)
BPVC-VIII-1-2 (Section VIII, Pressure Vessels, Division 1 and Division 2)
BPVC-IX (Section IX, Welding, Brazing, and Fusing Qualifications)
Referenced ASME Standards
B1.1 - Unified Inch Screw Threads (UN and UNR Thread Form)
B1.20.1 - Pipe Threads, General Purpose, Inch
Nine Standards from the B16 Series on pipe flanges and fittings
B18.2.2 - Square and Hex Nuts
B36.10M - Welded and Seamless Wrought Steel Pipe
PTC 25 - Pressure Relief Devices
QAI-1 - Qualifications for Authorized Inspection
CA-1 - Conformity Assessment Requirements
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