Doc. 96/17Alternatives to Hydraulic Testing of Gas Cylinders

This publication gives an overview of the non-destructive test methods that may be used as an alternative to hydraulic testing for gas cylinders and storage vessels in some applications.


It is intended as a guide to enable the user to understand the alternatives and assist in considering the various alternatives available, such as ultrasonic examination and acoustic emission testing.


The publication is intended for anyone who is involved in the periodic inspection of gas cylinders and storage vessels.


This revision reflects the present status of technical standards relating to the periodic inspection and testing of gas cylinders as well as minor editorial changes.