This European Standard
- specifies minimum requirements for materials, design, construction, prototype testing and routine manufacturing inspections of fully wrapped composite cylinders with a water capacity from 0,5 litre up to and including 150 litres for liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) exposed to ambient temperatures, with a test pressure of at least 30 bar;
- is only applicable to cylinders which are fitted with a pressure relief valve (see 4.1.3);
- is applicable to cylinders with a liner of metallic material (welded or seamless) or non-metallic material (or a mixture thereof), reinforced by fibres of glass, carbon or aramid (or a mixture thereof);
- is also applicable to composite cylinders without liners.
Cylinders manufactured to this European Standard are suitable for temperatures down to −40 °C.
This European Standard does not address the design, fitting and performance of removable protective sleeves. Where these are fitted, the choice of material and sleeve performance should be considered separately.