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technical guidance notes
Technical Guidance notes

The following Australian and International Standards are applicable to pressure equipment. Elements of these standards are covered in AICIP examinations.  

Pressure equipment - In-service inspection

Pressure vessels (primarily typical joint arrangements and general construction).

Boilers (for main types of boilers and typical construction).

Safety valves, other valves, liquid level gauges, and other fittings for boilers and pressure vessels (for terminology and basic requirements only).

Boilers - Safety management, and supervision systems (for safety controls).

Pressure equipment - Operation and maintenance (for owners’ role in inspection).

Pressure equipment - Installation (for inspection at installation).

Pressure equipment - Hazard levels

National Standard for Plant ( for principles and registration of designs of hazard level A, B, C or D pressure equipment, and individual items of hazard level A, B or C equipment). Note: This Standard may be difficult to access, but most States/Territories regulations are similar. It is currently being revised.

AS 1171

NDT – MPT of ferromagnetic products, components and structures.

AS/NZS 1200

Pressure equipment.

AS 1210.1

Unfired pressure vessels- Advanced design and construction.

AS 1210.2

Pressure vessels – Cold-stretched austenitic stainless steel vessels.

AS 1228

Pressure equipment – Boilers.

AS 1271

Safety valves, other valves, liquid level gauges and other fittings for boilers and unfired pressure vessels

AS 1358

Bursting discs and bursting disc devices – Application, selection & installation

AS 1548

Steel plates for pressure equipment.

AS 1548 7-490

Material specification (1¼ Cr Mo steel).

AS/NZS 1596

Storage and handling of LP gas.

AS/NZS 1677.1

Refrigerant classification.

AS 1692

Steel tanks for flammable and combustible liquids.

AS 1710

NDT – UT of carbon and low alloy steel plate – Test methods and quality classification.

AS 1732

Fusible plugs for boilers.

AS 1796

Certification of welders and welding supervisors.

AS 1851

Maintenance of fire protection systems and protection equipment.

AS 2030

Verification, filling, inspection, testing and maintenance of cylinders for the storage and transport of compressed gases.

AS 2062

NDT – Penetrant testing of products and components.

AS 2177

NDT – Welded butt joints.

AS 2337

Gas cylinder test stations.

AS 2337.1

General requirements, inspection and tests – Gas cylinders.

AS/NZS 2430

Classification of Hazardous areas.

AS 2452

NDT – Determination of thickness.

AS 2452.3

NDT – Determination of thickness – Use of UT.

AS 2593

Boilers – Safety management and supervision systems.

AS 2809

Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods.

AS 2832.2

Cathodic protection of metals – Compact buried structures.

AS/NZS 2865

Safe working in a confined space.

AS 2885

Pipelines – Gas and liquid petroleum.

AS/NZS 3711.6

Tank containers (testing).

AS 3920.1

Assurance of product quality. Part 1 – Pressure equipment manufacture

AS 3978

Visual inspection of products and components.

AS 3988/ISO IEC 9712

NDT – Qualification and certification of personnel.

AS 4037

Pressure equipment – Examination and testing.

AS 4041

Pressure piping.

AS 4360

Risk management.

AS 4458

Pressure equipment – Manufacture.

AS/NZS 4481

Pressure equipment – Competencies of inspectors.

AS 4942

Pressure equipment – Glossary of terms.


Pressure equipment – Inspection bodies and personnel.


Quality management systems - Requirements.


General criteria for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection.

API 510

Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-service inspection, rating, repairs and alterations.

API 620

Design and construction of large, welded, low-pressure storage tanks.

API 650

Welded steel tanks for oil storage.

API 653

Tank inspection, repair, alteration and reconstruction.

AIP Industry Code of practice - CP16

Inspection and integrity monitoring of large steel vertical petroleum storage tanks.


Seal tightness of pressure relief valves.


Inspection of existing atmospheric and low pressure storage tanks.


Inspection of pressure relieving devices.


Recommended care of boilers.

British Energy - Procedure R5

Assessment procedure for the high-temperature response of structures.

BS PD 6510

Review of the present state of the art of assessing the remnant life of pressure vessels and pressurised systems for high temperature service.

BS PD 6525

Elevated temperature properties for steels for pressure purposes.

(PED) 97/23/EC

European Pressure Equipment Directive

acts and regulations

  • Boilers and Pressure Vessels Regulation 1954
  • FAIR WORK ACT 2009
  • Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 and Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017 VIC
  • Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 NSW.
  • Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 QLD
  • Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Regulation 2001 QLD
  • Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014
  • Work Health and Safety (Mines) Act 2013 NSW
  • Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 – WA

Organisations and other Bodies

Resource Documents

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  • 085 AICIP Policies, Terms & Conditions (Under Maintenance) Download
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