:specifies requirements for the materials, design, manufacture, testing, inspection certification and despatch of pressure vessels
for pressures up to 21 mpa and temperatures within the limits for the various materials and components. welded, forged, brazed, and cast constructions in ferrous and non-ferrous metals are covered. requirements for non-metallic vessels and metallic vessels with non-metallic linings are given. detailed requirements for manufacture, heat treatment, welding and testing are covered in as 4458, as 3992 and as 4037. the specific design requirements are based on a simplified engineering approach and are intended to be the standard methods of design, but provision is also made for other methods to be used provided that the validity of the design is satisfactorily established.
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