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This document specifies minimum requirements for the material, design, construction and workmanship, manufacturing processes, examination and testing at time of manufacture for:

— type 2 composite hoop wrapped cylinders or tubes with a load-sharing metal liner and composite reinforcement on the cylindrical portion only;

— water capacities up to 450 l;

— the storage and conveyance of compressed or liquefied gases;

— cylinders and tubes with composite reinforcement of carbon fibre, aramid fibre or glass fibre (or a mixture thereof) within a matrix or steel wire to provide circumferential reinforcement;

— a minimum design life of 15 years.

This document does not address the design, fitting, and performance of removable protective sleeves.

NOTE 1 References to cylinders in this document include composite tubes if appropriate.

NOTE 2 ISO 11439 applies to cylinders intended for use as fuel containers on natural gas vehicles and ISO 11623 covers periodic inspection and re-testing of composite cylinders.


General information

  • Status :  Published
    Publication date : 2020-11
  • Edition : 3
    Number of pages : 39
  • :
    ISO/TC 58/SC 3
    Cylinder design
  • 23.020.35
    Gas cylinders

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