Approval of pressure receptacles
The procedures for conformity assessment and periodic inspection of section 1.8.7 shall be performed
by the relevant body according to the following table.
Type approval (188.8.131.52)
Supervision of manufacture (184.108.40.206)
Xa or IS
Initial inspection and tests (220.127.116.11)
Xa or IS
Periodic inspection (18.104.22.168)
Xa or Xb or IS
For refillable pressure receptacles, the conformity assessment of valves and other demountable
accessories having a direct safety function may be carried out separately from the receptacles and the
conformity assessment procedure shall be at least as stringent as that undergone by the pressure
receptacle to which they are fitted.
Xa means the competent authority, its delegate or inspection body conforming to 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199,
188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 and accredited according to EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012 (except clause 8.1.3) type A.
Xb means inspection body conforming to 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 and accredited according
to EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012 (except clause 8.1.3) type B.
IS means an in-house inspection service of the applicant under the surveillance of an inspection body
conforming to 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 and accredited according to EN ISO/IEC
17020:2012 (except clause 8.1.3) type A. The in-house inspection service shall be independent from
design process, manufacturing operations, repair and maintenance.
If the country of approval is not a Contracting Party to ADR, the competent authority mentioned in
22.214.171.124.2 shall be the competent authority of a Contracting Party to ADR.
Requirements for manufacturers
The relevant requirements of 1.8.7 shall be met.
Requirements for inspection bodies
The requirements of 1.8.6 shall be met.
Marking of refillable pressure receptacles
Marking shall be in accordance with sub-section 126.96.36.199 with the following variations.
The United Nations packaging symbol specified in 188.8.131.52.2 (a) and the provisions of 184.108.40.206.4 (q) and
(r) shall not be applied.
The requirements of 220.127.116.11.3 (j) shall be replaced by the following:
(j) The water capacity of the pressure receptacle in litres followed by the letter "L". In the case of
pressure receptacles for liquefied gases the water capacity in litres shall be expressed to three
significant figures rounded down to the last digit. If the value of the minimum or nominal water
capacity is an integer, the figures after the decimal point may be neglected.
The marks specified in 18.104.22.168.3 (g) and (h) and 22.214.171.124.4 (m) are not required for pressure receptacles
for UN No. 1965 hydrocarbon gas mixture, liquefied, n.o.s.
When marking the date required by 126.96.36.199.7 (c), the month need not be indicated for gases for which
the interval between periodic inspections is 10 years or more (see packing instructions P200 and P203
The marks in accordance with 188.8.131.52.7 may be engraved on a ring of an appropriate material affixed
to the cylinder when the valve is installed and which is removable only by disconnecting the valve
from the cylinder.
Marking of bundles of cylinders
Individual cylinders in a bundle of cylinders shall be marked in accordance with 184.108.40.206.1 to 220.127.116.11.6.