This standard serves to inform cylinder valve users, buyers, sellers, manufacturers, and others in the safe andproper use of cylinder valves.
This standard covers cylinder valve design, manufacture, and use including performance requirements such asoperating temperature limits, pressure range, and flow capabilities. It also includes requirements such as materials,inlet and outlet connections, cleaning, qualification and production testing, maintenance, and reconditioning.
This standard also includes guidelines and requirements for the design, material selection, testing, andmarking of cylinder valve protective caps. Except as noted in the last paragraph of this section, this standard isintended for valves for compressed gases packaged in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) andTransport Canada (TC) cylinders.
This standard provides information on valve selection, valve use guidelines, and valve protection caps (seeAppendix A, Appendix B, and Section 10, respectively).
Standards incorporated by reference in this publication include the referenced document's procedures, criteria,and other requirements unless otherwise noted.This standard does not prejudice the continued use of valves in service or in inventory at a manufacturer's oruser's site that were manufactured before the effective date of this standard provided the valves are identifiableto the original valve manufacturer and traceable to a manufacturing period. The identifying marks shall be permanentand visible on an installed valve.
The effective date of this standard is three years from the date of the publication of this edition, which was May4, 2012. Valves manufactured on and after the effective date of this standard shall be in compliance with thisstandard.
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