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Do I need to get my pressure vessel inspected?
WHS regulations and OH&S state that all pressure equipment needs to be inspected by a competent person on a regular basis.
My pressure vessel is brand-new. Do I need to get it inspected?
Yes. All pressure equipment needs to be inspected by a competent person on a regular basis. Most pressure vessels require a commissioning inspection which is also a check that the pressure vessel has been designed to the manufacturer’s standards and that it has been installed correctly for safe use.
How often do I need to get my pressure vessel inspected?
The frequency with which you need to get your pressure vessel inspected is determined by its size, type and compliance status. There is no blanket rule, so please contact Adept for tailored advice on your pressure vessel requirements.
How do I find out what responsibilities I have with my pressure vessels?
Get your pressure vessel inspected and the report will reveal the legislative responsibilities with that particular pressure vessel. The report will also confirm the hazard level, which then determines whether the pressure vessel requires registration or not. It will also note the suggested inspection frequency.
Please use our handy Hazard Level calculator to learn whether you need to get your pressure vessel inspected.
Do I need to register my pressure vessel?
If your pressure vessel is hazard level C or above, it needs to be plant item registered. If your pressure vessel is Hazard Level D or above, it needs to be design registered. You will need a design registration in order to successfully plant item register a pressure vessel.
Can I register my pressure vessel without it being inspected first?
No, you cannot register your pressure vessel without it being inspected first. Part of the process of plant item registration is having a compliant inspection report for that pressure vessel. When you are plant item registering a pressure vessel, you are declaring that it is safe to operate and is being inspected by a competent person on a regular basis.
What documentation do I need for my pressure vessels?
You need a manufacturer’s data report, a design registration (if applicable), a plant item registration certificate (if applicable), an inspection report and maintenance records for each pressure vessel.
I don't have the design registration for my pressure vessel. Where can I find this?
It is the responsibility of the manufacturer or importer to provide you with the design registration for your pressure vessel upon purchase. If they have not, you can contact the manufacturer and request the design registration.
I'm not currently using my pressure vessel or I rarely use my pressure vessel, do I still need to get it inspected?
Yes, unless you have depressurised the pressure vessel and had it decommissioned, you will need to get it inspected before it is used again.
What are the risks associated with pressure vessels?
There are a number of safety and financial risks associated with non-compliant pressure vessels. If not properly maintained, a pressure vessel is at risk for hazards such as work site damages, serious injury or death.