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Document ID (ISN)30619
CIS number 79-29
ISSN - Serial title 0001-2122 - APAVE
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Reuter M.
Title Report on the state and development trends of German and Western European regulations on pressure vessels and inspection practices
Original title Rapport sur l'état et les tendances de développement de la réglementation allemande et de celle de l'Europe de l'Ouest sur les appareils à pression et la pratique des contrôles. [in French]
Bibliographic information July-Aug.-Sept. 1978, Vol.59, No.203, p.39-50. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract The various economic, legal, political and psychological problems facing international commerce in pressure vessels are pointed out. Inspection measures based on reciprocal agreements and European Economic Community directives concerning bilateral agreements between national inspection bodies are described; this standardising action will be complemented by further directives at present under study concerning steel and weldless aluminium cylinders, welded steel cylinders and pressure vessels of simple construction. The basic EEC directive on pressure vessels presents practical problems due to the diversity of national regulations, inadequate inspection, language difficulties, etc. The European Symposium of Independent Inspection Organisations (CEOC) could serve as a model or centralising agency. Difficulties of application of the German (Fed.Rep.) provisions in the EEC regulations framework are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) European Communities; inspection; legislation; pressure vessels
Descriptors (secondary) Germany (Federal Republic of); comment on directive; standardization; gas cylinders
Document type -
Subject(s) Pressure vessels and systems
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection
Compressed gases and pressure vessels