23 July 2003
MILITARY HANDBOOK 1039/2
UNMANNED PRESSURE TEST FACILITIES SAFETY CERTIFICATION MANUAL
This document is approved for use by all departments and agencies
Unmanned pressure test facilities have been in use by DOD
personnel for centuries. To date there has not been a
requirement to have these specialized facilities certified.
Certification has been a standard requirement for all other
classes of pressure vessel and certification standards and
criteria has been developed for each class of pressure vessel.
One such standard is MIL-HDBK-1152, Inspection and Certification
of Boilers and Unfired Pressure Vessels. This document has been
used by public works boiler and pressure vessels inspectors in an
attempt to certify unmanned pressure test facilities. However,
the criteria contained in MIL-HDBK-1152 are inappropriate for
this type of pressure vessel. This document is written with the
hopes of providing criteria and guidance for the certification
and safe use of these specialized types of pressure vessels.