This document specifies the requirements for the design, manufacture and testing of cylinders, tubes and other pressure vessels of steel, stainless steel, aluminium alloys or of non-metallic construction material. These are intended for the stationary storage of gaseous hydrogen of up to a maximum water capacity of 10 000 l and a maximum allowable working pressure not exceeding 1 100 bar, of seamless metallic construction (Type 1) or of composite construction (Types 2, 3 and 4), hereafter referred to as pressure vessels.
NOTE Additional requirements with regard to assemblies (manifolded cylinders and tubes and other pressure vessels) are not covered by this document.
This document is not applicable to Type 2 and 3 vessels with welded liners.
This document is not applicable to pressure vessels used for solid, liquid hydrogen or hybrid cryogenic-high pressure hydrogen storage applications.
This document is not applicable to external piping which can be designed according to recognized standards.