Construction materials of pressure receptacles and their closures which are in direct contact with
dangerous goods shall not be affected or weakened by the dangerous goods intended to be carried and
shall not cause a dangerous effect e.g. catalysing a reaction or reacting with the dangerous goods.
Pressure receptacles and their closures shall be made of the materials specified in the design and
construction technical standards and the applicable packing instruction for the substances intended for
carriage in the pressure receptacle. The materials shall be resistant to brittle fracture and to stress
corrosion cracking as indicated in the design and construction technical standards.
Valves, piping and other fittings subjected to pressure, excluding pressure relief devices, shall be
designed and constructed so that the burst pressure is at least 1.5 times the test pressure of the pressure
Service equipment shall be configured or designed to prevent damage that could result in the release
of the pressure receptacle contents during normal conditions of handling and carriage. Manifold
piping leading to shut-off valves shall be sufficiently flexible to protect the valves and the piping from
shearing or releasing the pressure receptacle contents. The filling and discharge valves and any
protective caps shall be capable of being secured against unintended opening. Valves shall be
protected as specified in 188.8.131.52.
Pressure receptacles which are not capable of being handled manually or rolled, shall be fitted with
devices (skids, rings, straps) ensuring that they can be safely handled by mechanical means and so
arranged as not to impair the strength of, nor cause undue stresses in, the pressure receptacle.
Individual pressure receptacles shall be equipped with pressure relief devices as specified in packing
provision P200 (2) or P205 of 184.108.40.206 or in 220.127.116.11.6.4 and 18.104.22.168.6.5. Pressure-relief devices shall be
designed to prevent the entry of foreign matter, the leakage of gas and the development of any
dangerous excess pressure. When fitted, pressure relief devices on manifolded horizontal pressure
receptacles filled with flammable gas shall be arranged to discharge freely to the open air in such a
manner as to prevent any impingement of escaping gas upon the pressure receptacle itself under
normal conditions of carriage.
Pressure receptacles whose filling is measured by volume shall be provided with a level indicator.
Additional requirements for closed cryogenic receptacles
Each filling and discharge opening in a closed cryogenic receptacle used for the carriage of flammable
refrigerated liquefied gases shall be fitted with at least two mutually independent shut-off devices in
series, the first being a stop-valve, the second being a cap or equivalent device.
For sections of piping which can be closed at both ends and where liquid product can be trapped, a
method of automatic pressure-relief shall be provided to prevent excess pressure build-up within the
Each connection on a closed cryogenic receptacle shall be clearly marked to indicate its function (e.g.
vapour or liquid phase).
Every closed cryogenic receptacle shall be provided with at least one pressure-relief device. The
pressure-relief device shall be of the type that will resist dynamic forces including surge.