This Australian Standard was prepared by Committee ME/1, Pressure Equipment. Itwas approved on behalf of the Council of Standards Australia on 30 June 1999 andpublished on 5 September 1999.The following interests are represented on Committee ME/1:A.C.T. WorkCoverAustralasian Corrosion AssociationAustralasian Institute of Engineer SurveyorAustralian Aluminium CouncilAustralian Building Codes BoardAustralian Chamber of Commerce and IndustryAustralian Industry GroupAustralian Institute of EnergyAustralian Institute of PetroleumAustralian Liqueﬁed Petroleum Gas AssociationBoiler and Pressure Vessel Manufacturers Association of AustraliaBureau of Steel Manufacturers of AustraliaDepartment for Administration and Information Services, S.A.Department of Employment Training and Industrial Relations, QldDepartment of Industries and Business, N.T.Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources, Tas.Department of Labour, New ZealandElectricity Corporation of New ZealandElectricity Supply Association of AustraliaInstitute of Materials Engineering AustralasiaInstitution of Engineers, AustraliaInstitution of Professional Engineers, New ZealandNational Association of Testing Authorities, AustraliaNew Zealand Engineering FederationNew Zealand Heavy Engineering Research AssociationNew Zealand Institute of WeldingNew Zealand Petrochemical Users GroupVictorian WorkCover AuthorityWelding Technology Institute of AustraliaWorkCover N.S.W.WorkSafe Western Australia
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This Standard was issued in draft form for comment as DR 98308.