Australian Miniature Boiler Safety Committee

AMBSC Code Part 2

Issue 5-2012: Steel Boilers


Contents

Preface

Section 1 General Requirements
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Definitions

Section 2 Materials
2.1 General
2.2 Carbon,Carbon-Manganese Steels And Duplex Steel
2.3 Copper And Copper Alloys
2.4 Welding and Brazing Consumables
2.5 Alternative Materials

Section 3 Design
3.1 Compliance
3.2 Design Approval
3.3 Barrels and Shells
3.4 Tubeplates
3.5 Firetubes and Flues
3.6 Watertubes and circulation devices
3.7 Stays and Stayed Surfaces
3.8 Foundation Rings
3.9 Cylindrical Fireboxes
3.10 Domes
3.11 Firehole Rings
3.12 Mountings
3.13 Inspection Openings
3.14 Miscellaneous Firebox Penetrations
3.15 Superheaters
3.16 Briggs type boilers
3.17 Locomotive type boilers
3.18 Boilers for traction and portable engines
3.19 Miscellaneous boilers

Section 4 Construction
4.1 General
4.2 Joint Design
4.3 Weld Preparation and Welding

Section 5 Fittings and Mountings

5.1 Safety Valves
5.2 Pressure Gauges
5.3 Water Gauges
5.4 Feedwater systems
5.5 Blowdown Valve
5.6 Washout Plugs
5.7 Fusible Plugs
5.8 Valves

Section 6 Support

6.1 Boiler Support Methods

Section 7 Inspection and Testing
7.1 Inspection
7.2 Testing
7.3 Retesting
7.4 Rejection

Section 8 Imported Boilers

Section 9 Operation
9.1 Water Quality
9.2 Water Level
9.3 Raising Steam
9.4 Loss of Water or other incidents
9.5 Shutting Down

Section 10 Administration
10.1 Registration of New Clubs or Societies
10.2 Winding Up
10.3 Change of Ownership or Disposal of a Boiler or Air Receiver

Appendix 1
AMBSC Boiler Inspector Qualifications

Appendix 2
Examples of AMBSC Forms

Appendix 3
AMBSC Registered Societies

Appendix 4
Typical Design Submission Requirements for Regulatory Authority Design Registration


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