Australian Standard AS 1210-1997: Pressure Vessels - Australian Government


Note that this standard has been updated and you will need to meet the requirements set out in the Australian Standard AS 1210-2010 Pressure Vessels.

You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to apply for a refrigerant air-conditioning (RAC) industry permit.

A RAC industry permit means any of the following:

  • refrigerant handling licence
  • refrigerant trading authorisation
  • RAC equipment manufacturing authorisation
  • halon special permit
  • restricted refrigerant trading authorisation.

To be eligible for a permit you must demonstrate your knowledge of any standard relevant to work to be carried out under your permit. You must carry out any work under a permit in accordance with the relevant standard.

The standard specifies requirements for the materials, design, manufacture, testing, inspection certification and dispatch of pressure vessels for pressures up to 21 MPa and temperatures within the limits for the various materials and components. The specific design requirements are based on a simplified engineering approach and are intended to be the standard methods of design, but provision is also made for other methods to be used provided that the validity of the design is satisfactorily established.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All AS 1210-2010 Pressure Vessels (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Australian Refrigeration Council

Contact details

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