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The Simple Pressure Vessels (Safety) Regulations 1991

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Application

  5. 4.Safety requirements

  6. 5.Obligations of manufacturers, suppliers and importers

  7. 6.Transitional and other exceptions

  8. 7.Approved bodies

  9. 8.Fees

  10. 9.Safety clearance

  11. 10.EC certificate of adequacy

  12. 11.EC type-examination certificate

  13. 12.EC verification certificate

  14. 13.EC certificate of conformity

  15. 14.The EC mark

  16. 15.Retention of documentation

  17. 16.Special provisions applying to vessels in Category A.2

  18. 17.Functions of approved bodies in course of EC surveillance

  19. 18.Report by United Kingdom approved body concerning contraventions

  20. 19.Enforcement

  21. 20.Offences

  22. 21.Power of the court to require matter to be remedied

  23. 22.Defence of due diligence

  24. 23.Liability of persons other than the principal offender

  25. 24.Consequential amendment of United Kingdom law

  26. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      ESSENTIAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

      1. PART 1 MATERIALS

        1. 1.Materials must be selected according to the intended use of...

        2. 2.Pressurised components

        3. 3.Steel vessels

        4. 4.Aluminium vessels

        5. 5.Welding materials

        6. 6.Accessories contributing to the strength of the vessel

        7. 7.Non-pressurised components

      2. PART 2 VESSEL DESIGN

        1. 8.The manufacturer must, when designing the vessel, define the use...

        2. 9.Wall thickness

        3. Calculation method:

        4. However, where the cylindrical component of the vessel has one...

        5. Experimental method:

      3. PART 3 MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

        1. 10.Vessels must be constructed and checked in accordance with the...

        2. 11.Preparation of the component parts

        3. 12.Welds on pressurised components

      4. PART 4 DEFINITIONS AND SYMBOLS

        1. 13.Definitions

        2. 14.Symbols

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      EC MARK AND INSCRIPTIONS

      1. 1.The EC mark, and the other inscriptions specified below, must...

      2. 2.The other inscriptions required are– maximum working pressure in bar...

      3. 3.If a data plate is used, it must be so...

      4. 4.The EC mark on a vessel of any series consists...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING SCHEDULE

      1. 1.The design and manufacturing schedule must contain a description of...

      2. 2.In particular it must comprise– (a) a detailed manufacturing drawing...

      3. 3.In the case of a schedule relating to two or...

      4. 4.In the case of a schedule provided pursuant to regulation...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      FAMILIES OF VESSELS

      1. Vessels form part of the same family if they differ...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      ENFORCEMENT

      1. 1.Enforcement in Great Britian in relation to vessels for use at work

      2. 2.Enforcement in Northern Ireland in relation to vessels for use at work

      3. 3.Enforcement in relation to vessels as consumer goods

      4. 4.Forfeiture: England and Wales and Northern Ireland

      5. 5.Forfeiture: Scotland

      6. 6.Duty of enforcement authority to inform Secretary of State of action taken

      7. 7.Savings

      8. 8.Nothing in these Regulations shall authorise an enforcement authority to...

      9. 9.Interpretation

  27. Explanatory Note

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