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REGULATION STANDARD

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NR – 13
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BOILERS AND PRESSURE VESSELS
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NR13 – Boilers and Pressure Vessels (113.000-5) 13.1. Steam boilers - general provisions. 13.1.1. Steam boilers are equipment for the production and accumulation of steam under pressure greater than atmospheric pressure using any source of energy, except for reboilers and similar equipment used in process units. 13.1.2. For the purposes of this NR (Regulatory Norm), a “Qualified Professional” is considered to be a person with the legal competence to exercise the profession of engineer in activities relating construction projects, monitoring of operation and maintenance, inspection and inspection supervision of boilers and pressure vessels, in conformity with the professional regulations in force in the Country. 13.1.3. Maximum Permitted Working Pressure (PMTP) or Maximum Permissible Working Pressure (PMTA) is the highest pressure value compatible with the project code, the strength of the materials used, the dimensions of the equipment and its operational parameters. 13.1.4. The absence of any of the following items constitutes a serious and imminent risk: a) safety valve with opening pressure set to a value equal or less than the maximum permissible working pressure (PMTA); (113.071-4) b) instrument indicating the accumulated steam pressure; (113.072-2) c) injector or other means of feeding water, independent of the main system, in solid fuel boilers; (113.073-0) d) rapid water drain system for alkali recovery boilers; (113.074-9) e) indication system for controlling the water level or other system preventing overheating due to insufficient feed. (113.075-7) 13.1.5. All boilers shall have affixed to the body, in a location of easy access and clearly visible, an indelible identification plate with at least the following information: (113.001-3 / I 2) a) manufacturer; b) serial number given by the boiler manufacturer; c) year of manufacture; d) maximum permissible working pressure; e) hydrostatic test pressure; f) steam production capacity; g) heating surface area; h) project code and year of edition. 13.1.5.1. In addition to the identification plate, the boiler category, as defined in sub item 13.1.9 of the Regulatory Norm, and its identification number or code shall be indicated in a visible location. 13.1.6. All boilers shall have at the establishment where they are installed the following documentation, properly updated: a) "Boiler Record", containing the following information: (113.002-1 / I3) - project code and year of edition; - specification of materials;
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boilers are classified in 3 (three) categories. b) "Safety Record". . the documents mentioned in paragraphs "a".1.6.2. If non-existent or lost. final inspection and determination of the Maximum Permissible Working Pressure (PMTA).6.008-0 / I4) 13.. The documentation referred to in sub item 13.5.7. . .data on safety devices.7.1.11. in conformity with subitems 13.6.4.98 Kgf/cm2) or higher. in conformity with item 13. Installation of steam boilers. the “Safety Record” shall contain this information and be formally closed.4. and the owner shall ensure full access to this documentation. and "e" of sub item 13. The “Safety Record” shall consist of a book with numbered pages or other equivalent system.2. inspection personnel and for workers’ and employers’ representations to the Internal Accident Prevention Commission (Cipa). it being essential to reconstitute the functional characteristics. the “Boiler Record” shall be reconstituted by the owner with the technical responsibility of the manufacturer or “Qualified Professional” mentioned in sub item 13. "d". c) category B includes all boilers that do not fall into the above categories.2 and 13.6.1. with mandatory inclusion of the legible name and signature of the "Qualified Professional” mentioned in sub item 13.1. (113.007-2 / I4) 13. If the boiler is considered inadequate for use. in conformity with sub item 13.2.12 and 13. data on safety devices and the procedures for determining the Maximum Permissible Working Pressure (PMTA). 13.1. (113. 13. When required to do so by the competent authority of the regional agency of the Department of Labor.set of drawings and other data necessary for monitoring the useful life of the boiler.9. as follows: a) category A boilers are those whose operating pressure is 1960 KPa (19.6 shall accompany it.2.3.1.6 shall be permanently available for consultation by maintenance operators.functional characteristics. For the purposes of this Regulatory Norm.3.1.99 Kgf/cm2) or lower and whose internal volume is 100 (one hundred) liters or less.1. and of the boiler operator present on the occasion of the inspection.procedures used in manufacture. 13. 13.8. (113.0056 / I 4) e) "Inspection Reports".5.year of manufacture. .003-0 / I4) c) "Installation Project".7.2.1. b) periodic and non-routine safety inspections. Page 2 of 22 .5. the owner of the boiler shall submit the documentation mentioned in sub item 13.004-8 / I4) d) "Alteration or Repair Projects".13.1. (113. . (113.1.boiler category.1. 13.1.006-4 / I3) 13. in which shall be recorded: a) all important occurrences capable of influencing the safety conditions of the boiler. in conformity with subitems 13.1.1. (113. (113. If the boiler is sold or transferred from the establishment.009-9 / I3) 13. b) category C boilers are those whose operating pressure is 588 KPa (5. assembly.

2. satisfying the environmental norms in force. called the "Boiler Area". the "Boiler Area" shall satisfy the following requirements: a) be located at least 3. 13.5.2.13.fuel stores. 57. c) have permanent ventilation with air intakes that cannot be blocked. necessary for operating and maintaining the boiler.012-9 / I4) f) have an emergency lighting system if operated at night. (113. If the boiler is installed in an open environment. 13. . e) have lighting in conformity with the official norms in force. h) have lighting in conformity with the official norms in force.011-0 / I4) d) have a system for capturing and discharging gases and particulate material produced by combustion outside the area of operation.the boundary with public highways. 2008) a) form a separate building.1. 13. Non-compliance with the following requirements constitutes a serious and Page 3 of 22 . of June 19th. b) have at least 2 (two) exits of ample proportions. e) not be used for any other purpose. .014-5 / I3) g) have a system for capturing and discharging gases and particulate material produced by combustion outside the area of operation. as mentioned in sub item 13.1. and an emergency lighting system. but with the other walls at least 3.the boundaries of third party property.00 m (three meters) from: (113. d) have a sensor for detecting gas leaks for gas-fueled boilers. (113. permanently unobstructed and arranged in different directions.2. and shall comply with the safety. excepting startup tanks of up to 2 (two) thousand liters capacity. Authorship of the steam boiler "Installation Project".010-2 / I4) . permanently unobstructed and arranged in different directions. 13.3. health and environmental provisions in the Regulatory Norms. any guard rails with gaps being dimensioned so as to prevent people from falling through. the boundary of public highways and fuel stores. in regard to this Regulatory Norm. shall be the responsibility of the "Qualified Professional". conventions and legal provisions applicable.2. . (113.00 m (three meters) away from other installations.000 (two) thousand liters capacity. (113. If the boiler is installed in a confined environment. necessary for operating and maintaining the boiler.013-7 / I4) b) have at least 2 (two) exits of ample proportions. with only one wall adjacent other installations in the establishment. the "Boiler Room " shall satisfy the following requirements: (Alteration given by SIT Administrative Rule no. satisfying the environmental norms in force.other installations in the establishment.2.2. c) have easy and safe access.4. f) have easy and safe access. the boundary of third party property.2. any guard rails with gaps being dimensioned so as to prevent people from falling through. The boilers of any establishment shall be installed in the "Boiler Room" or in a location specifically for such purpose. excepting startup tanks of up to 2. constructed of fire-resistant material.

For the purposes of this Regulatory Norm.2. of June 19th. as stipulated in sub item 13. in a place easily accessible to operators.3.2. dated 05. (113. All steam boilers shall mandatorily be under the control and operation of the boiler operator. b) for category A boilers installed in confined environments. the decision shall be made by this agency. The "Alternative Installation Project" shall be submitted by the owner of the boiler for the agreement of the union representation of the predominant professional category in the establishment. subparagraphs "b".5.017-0 / I2) 13. Water quality shall be controlled and treatments implemented when necessary to render the physico-chemical properties of the water compatible with the boiler’s operating parameters. of June 19th.1.3. Safety in the operation of boilers. 57.08. "c". the mediation of the regional agency of the Department of Labor can be requested by any of the parties.3. health and conservation of the environment. c) procedures for emergency situations.6. "c". 13.4 of this Regulatory Norm. "e". 13.1. (Alteration given by SIT Administrative Rule no.imminent risk: a) for all boilers installed in an open environment.2.3. and. All boilers shall have an up-to-date "Operating Manual" in the Portuguese language. if the impasse persists. d) general procedures for safety.6.3.2. "d". If agreement is not reached. (Alteration given by SIT Administrative Rule no. 13. subparagraphs "a".2.3. 13. Boilers classified category A shall have an instrument panel installed in a control room. "g” and “h" of sub item 13. "g” and “h" of sub item 13. "d". b) routine procedures and operational parameters. constructed as laid down in the Regulatory Norms applicable.2.2.1. 2008) 13. 13. b) has the "Safety Training in the Operation of Boilers" certificate stipulated in Regulatory Norm NR 13 approved by Administrative Rule no.2. 02.4. 13. the boiler operator shall be considered as the person who satisfies at least one of the following conditions: a) has the "Safety Training in the Operation of Boilers" certificate and proof of practical training course (b) in conformity with sub item 13. (113.11.3.4. an "Alternative Installation Project " shall be prepared.2. "b". Page 4 of 22 . the use of artifices that neutralize the boiler’s control and safety systems constituting a serious and imminent risk.3 or 13.6. non-compliance with this requirement characterizing a condition of serious and imminent risk.2. "e".84.6. "d" and "f" of sub item 13. with additional safety measures to attenuate the risks.015-3 / I4) 13.2.7. containing at least the following: (113. subparagraphs "b" . If the establishment is not capable of satisfying the provisions of subitems 13. Boiler instruments and controls shall be kept calibrated and in good running order.018-8 / I4) 13.2. 57.016-1 / I3) a) startup and shutdown procedures. 2008) c) for category B and C boilers installed in confined environments. (113.3.4 of this Regulatory Norm.3 of this Regulatory Norm.

7. b) all safety procedures resulting from the new classification are adopted in relation to installation. c) comply.022-6 / I4) a) materials. Safety in boiler maintenance.3. 13.020-0 / I3) a) period of the training course.3. as well as suffering other legal sanctions applicable.019-6 / I4) a) category A boilers: 80 (eighty) hours.7.10. A serious and imminent risk is constituted if any boiler is operated under conditions different from those specified in the original project. All boiler operators shall complete a supervised and documented practical training course in the operation of the boiler that they will operate.8. with the curriculum proposed in Annex I-A of this Regulatory Norm.12. 13.6.3. 13. The minimum requirement for participating as a trainee in "Safety Training in the Operation of Boilers" is a certificate of completion of 1st grade. b) category B boilers: 60 (sixty) hours.4. All repairs or alterations to boilers shall comply with the respective construction project code and the instructions of the manufacturer in regard to: (113. b) entity.3.3. with a minimum duration of: (113. technical updating.3.9. c) category C boilers: 40 (forty) hours. c) list of training course participants. (113.4.021-8 / I2) 13. 13. and attendance at lectures and relevant events. at least. taking into account all the variables involved in the new operating condition. 13. operation. maintenance and inspection. b) be administered by professionals qualified for this purpose. "Safety Training in the Operation of Boilers" shall mandatorily: a) be technically supervised by the "Qualified Professional" mentioned in sub item 13. 13. 13. Page 5 of 22 .c) has proof of at least 3 (three) years experience in this activity.1.3. unless: a) it is redesigned. by May 8th. company or professional responsible for "Safety Training in the Operation of Boilers".11. 13. Those responsible for promoting the "Safety Training in the Operation of Boilers" shall be prevented from administering new courses.3.1. safety information. participation in courses.2. 1984. Operators shall be constantly recycled by means of constant information regarding the physical and operational conditions of the equipment. in the event of non-compliance with the provisions of sub item 13. The establishment in which the supervised practical training course is administered shall give prior notification to the union representation of the predominant professional category in the establishment of the following: (113. b) execution procedures.

5. In category A and B boilers. and shall include internal and external examinations.4. 13.026-9 / I4) 13.5. The periodic safety inspection. The initial safety inspection shall be carried out on new boilers. 13. (113.3.2. 2008) Page 6 of 22 .4. b) 12 (twelve) months for alkali recovery boilers of any category.5. with the characteristics defined by the "Qualified Professional” mentioned in sub item 13.1.4. (Alteration given by SIT Administrative Rule no. complying with the following maximum periodicities: a) 18 (eighteen) months for category B and C boilers.1.1.4.3.5. (113. at the discretion of the "Qualified Professional” mentioned in sub item 13. as laid down in Annex II.1.2.c) quality control procedures. If the construction project code is not known.1. 13. provided that safety valve opening pressures are tested at 12 (twelve) monthly intervals.2. Boiler control and safety systems shall be subject to preventive or predictive maintenance. Establishments that have their "Own Equipment Inspection Service ".4. All interventions that require machining or welding of parts operating under pressure shall be followed by hydrostatic testing. 13. more advanced calculation technologies or procedures can be used in place of those stipulated by the project codes.5. B and C boilers. c) 24 (twenty-four) months for category A boilers.025-0 / I4) 13.023-4 / I3) a) whenever the project conditions are modified. b) whenever repairs that may compromise safety are carried out.2. quality control and qualification of personnel.1.4. with the strictest control procedure stipulated in the relevant codes. The "Alteration or Repair Project" shall: (113. the original boiler design shall be respected.5. 57. mentioned in sub item 13. Boilers shall be subject to initial. can extend the periods between safety inspections. 13.1. and hydrostatic and accumulation testing. 13. 13.2. execution procedures. d) qualification and certification of personnel. at the location of operation. of June 19th. d) 40 (forty) months for special boilers as defined in item 13. shall be carried out with the following maximum periodicity: a) 12 (twelve) months for category A.2.5.4. noncompliance with the periods laid down in the Regulatory Norm being considered a condition of serious and imminent risk.078-1) 13. 13.4. "Alteration or Repair Projects" shall be designed beforehand in the following situations: (113.5.024-2 / I3) a) be designed or approved by the "Qualified Professional". consisting of internal and external examinations. before they are placed in service. (113. periodic and non-routine safety inspections. b) determine materials. Inspection of boiler safety.

5.5. . On completing 25 (twenty-five) years of use.6. inspecting and bench testing flanged valves and.8.028-5 / I4) a) at least once a month. requested by one of the parties when there is no agreement. c) there are no unexpected variations in steam and gas outlet temperature during operation. In addition to the tests stipulated in sub item 13. 13.027-7 / I4) 13. in operation.6. d) water quality is analyzed and controlled periodically.b) 30 (thirty) months for category A boilers. b) when modified or significantly overhauled. for boilers of categories A and B. recalibrating them at a frequency compatible with operational experience of same.5. 13. but complying with the maximum periodicity for inspection laid down in sub item 13.9. f) they are approved as special class. 13. e) deterioration of the materials that comprise the main parts of the boiler is controlled. (113. in the field.029-3 / I4) a) on initial boiler inspection. Boilers that operate continuously and use gases or waste from process units as the main fuel for making use of heat or for environmental control purposes can be considered special if all the following conditions are satisfied: a) they are installed in establishments with their "Own Equipment Inspection Service ". d) when the inlet or discharge pipes are modified. In establishments that have their "Own Equipment Inspection Service ". safety valves installed in boilers shall be subjected to accumulation tests on the following occasions: (113.3 or 13. on the next inspection.7. as mentioned in Annex II. 13.5. A non-routine safety inspection shall be carried out on the following occasions: a) whenever the boiler is damaged by an accident or other occurrence capable of Page 7 of 22 . b) by disassembling.mediation by the Department of Labor regional agency. Safety valves installed in boilers shall be inspected periodically in compliance with the following: (113.5.decision by the Department of Labor regional agency when the impasse persists.5. . b) the interlock system and opening pressure for each safety valve are tested every 12 (twelve) months. by operation of the lever.7.agreement between the union representation for the predominant professional category in the establishment and the employer. for boilers of categories B and C. subject to: . 13.5. if they are still serviceable.5. where applicable. welded valves.1. c) when the boiler’s operational parameters are modified or there is a change in the Maximum Permissible Working Pressure (PMTA). as mentioned in Annex II. boilers shall be subjected to strict integrity assessment to determine the remaining useful life and new maximum periodicities for inspection. carried out by the above mentioned service.5.4.5. the limit of 25 (twenty-five) years can be altered depending on the monitoring of boiler conditions.

13.10. within a maximum period of 30 (thirty) days as from termination of inspection. A copy of the "Inspection Report" shall be sent by the "Qualified Professional” mentioned in sub item 13. (113.1. mentioned in sub item 13. b) if the boiler is subjected to extensive repair or alteration capable of changing its safety conditions.6.031-5 / I1) 13.2. d) type of inspection carried out. After boiler inspection. Pressure vessels are equipment that contains fluids under external or internal pressure. in relation to pressure vessels.6.5. 13.1. Pressure vessels covered by the Regulatory Norm are classified in categories Page 8 of 22 .14. and legible names and signatures of technicians who participated in the inspection.1. shall contain at least the following: a) data on the boiler’s identification plate.1.5. c) before the boiler is returned to operation. mentioned in sub item 13. 13.12. an "Inspection Report" shall be issued.compromising its safety.5. signature and professional council registration number of the "Qualified Professional". 13. b) boiler category.5. The safety inspection shall be carried out by the "Qualified Professional" mentioned in sub item 13. Whenever the inspection results determine alterations in the identification plate data.11. i) conclusions.1. is defined in Annex III. k) planned date for fresh inspection of the boiler.2.5. or by the "Own Equipment Inspection Service ". e) date of commencement and termination of inspection.1. g) inspection results and action taken.6. and become an integral part of the boiler’s documentation. f) description of inspections and tests carried out.030-7 / I4) 13. The field of application of this Regulatory Norm. to the union representation of the predominant professional category in the establishment. c) boiler type. if it has been inactive for more than 6 (six) months.5. (113.13. d) when the boiler’s installation location is changed. The "Inspection Report". mentioned in Annex II. 13. l) legible name. Pressure vessels . j) recommendations and action required. this data must be updated. 13.2.11. 13.general provisions.2.6. h) list of items in this Regulatory Norm or other legal requirements that are not satisfied.1.

. an indication of the vessel category. All pressure vessels must have affixed to the body in an easily accessible and clearly visible location an indelible identification plate with at least the following information: (113. . 13. d) maximum permissible working pressure. (113. b) "Safety Record" in conformity with sub item 13.2. there shall be in a visible location.specification of materials.procedures used in the manufacture. e) hydrostatic test pressure. containing the following information: (113. (113. final inspection and determination of the Maximum Permissible Working Pressure (PMTA). assembly.080-3) c) instrument indicating the operating pressure.3.6.6.036-6 / I 4) Page 9 of 22 .079-0) b) safety device preventing the inadvertent disabling of the valve when it is not installed directly in the vessel.3. c) year of manufacture. .year of manufacture. in conformity with Annex IV.6. .033-1 / I2) .7. The absence of any of the following items constitutes a serious and imminent risk: a) safety valve or other safety device with the opening pressure set to the Maximum Permissible Working Pressure (PMTA) or lower.4 All pressure vessels shall have.032-3 / I2) a) manufacturer.081-1) 13.vessel category. (113. in the establishment in which they are installed.6.9.5.3. (113.project code and year of edition. 13.2 and 13. .functional characteristics. .034-0 / I4) c) "Installation Project" in conformity with item 13. (113. b) identification number. the following documentation properly updated: a) "Pressure Vessel Record" to be supplied by the manufacturer.according to Annex IV.set of drawings and other data necessary for monitoring its useful life. f) project code and year of edition.035-8 / I4) d) "Alteration or Repair Project" in conformity with subitems 13.1 In addition to the identification plate. (113. installed directly in the vessel or in the system that includes it. and its identification number or code.6. 13.data on safety devices.9. .

"a".4. 13. any guard rails with gaps being dimensioned so as to prevent people from falling through.041-2 / I 4) 13. . (113.039-0 / I 3) b) occurrences of safety inspections. 13.7. (113. of June 19th.7. inspection personnel and for workers’ and employers’ representations to The Internal Accident Prevention Commission .1.040-4 / I4) 13. 57.2. "d" and "e" of sub item 13. and the owner shall ensure full access to this documentation.042-0 / I2) 13. If the establishment is unable to satisfy the provisions of sub item 13. (113.2 shall constitute a serious and imminent risk: . the data on safety devices and the procedures for determining the Maximum Permissible Working Pressure (PMTA). inspection openings and level. 13.2.043-9 / I3) c) have permanent ventilation with air intakes that cannot be blocked.7.4 shall be permanently available for consultation by maintenance operatives.3.044-7 / I3) e) have an emergency lighting system.6. Installation of pressure vessels. the installation shall satisfy the following requirements: (Alteration given by SIT Administrative Rule no.7. (113. whether computerized or not. 2008) a) have at least 2 (two) exits of ample dimensions. (113. Non-compliance with the following subparagraphs of sub item 13.7.4.083-8) d) have lighting in conformity with the official norms in force.038-2 / I4) 13. including to union representation for the predominant professional category in the establishment.7.6.6.2. (113. when formally requested. (113. in which the following are recorded: a) all important occurrences capable of influencing the vessels’ safety conditions. (113. The “Safety Record” shall consist of a book of numbered pages. it being essential to reconstitute the functional characteristics. The documentation referred to in sub item 13.037-4 / I2) 13. the documentation mentioned in sub item 13. (113.1.084-6) 13.10. If the pressure vessel is installed in an open environment.7.6.082-0) b) have easy and safe access for activities of maintenance and inspection.6.7. the installation shall satisfy subparagraphs "a". breathers. pressure and temperature indicators shall be easily accessible. If pressure vessels are installed in confined environments."e" for vessels installed in open environments and operated at night. an "Alternative Installation Project " shall be prepared.5.5. with equivalent reliability.4.1.e) "Inspection Reports" in conformity with sub item 13. the "Pressure Vessel Record " shall be reconstituted by the owner with the technical responsibility of the manufacturer or “Qualified Professional” mentioned in sub item 13.8.Cipa.2. folders or a system.6.6. when required to do so by the competent authority of the regional agency of the Department of Labor. 13. (113. (113.7. All pressure vessels shall be installed so that all existing drains. .2. "c” and “e" for vessels installed in confined environments. permanently unobstructed and arranged in different directions."a" for vessels installed in open environments.4. If non-existent or lost. with additional safety measures for Page 10 of 22 . The owner of the pressure vessel shall submit. "b".

Safety in the operation of pressure vessels. containing at least the following: (113. 13.7. The operation of units containing pressure vessels of categories I and II shall be carried out by a professional with "Safety Training in the Operation of Process Units". with the position and category of each vessel and the safety installations.8.047-1 / I3) 13. as in Annex IV. and. Pressure vessel instruments and controls shall be kept calibrated and in good operational order. as mentioned in sub item 13. (113.3. 13. d) general procedures for safety. The "Alternative Installation Project" shall be submitted by the owner of the pressure vessel for the agreement of the union representation of the predominant professional category in the establishment.attenuating the risks.4.2. and easily accessible to operators. 13. b) routine procedures and operational parameters. if the impasse persists. and shall comply with the safety. a professional with "Safety Training in the Operation of Process Units" shall be a professional who satisfies the following conditions: a) having a "Safety Training in the Operation of Process Units" certificate issued by an institution competent to provide the training.5.7.7.8. If agreement is not reached. c) procedures for emergency situations.8.8. For the purposes of this Regulatory Norm. the decision shall be made by this agency. noncompliance with this requirement constituting a condition of serious and imminent risk. 13.5. 13. The use of artifices that neutralize control and safety systems shall constitute a serious and imminent risk.085-4) 13.045-5 / I1) 13.1.8.8.5. II and III. the mediation of the regional agency of the Department of Labor can be requested by any of the parties.6.7.2. (113. health and conservation of the environment. The minimum prerequisite for participation as a trainee in "Safety Training in the Operation of Process Units" is a certificate of completion of 1st grade.8. " Safety Training in the Operation of Process Units " shall mandatorily: Page 11 of 22 .2.6.1.2. conventions and legal provisions applicable.048-0 / I4) 13.7.8. 13. 13. Authorship of the "Installation Project" for pressure vessels in categories I. health and environmental provisions in the Regulatory Norms. in regard to compliance with this Regulatory Norm.1. b) have proven experience in the operation of pressure vessels of categories I or II of at least 2 (two) years prior to the coming into force of this Regulatory Norm. All pressure vessels in categories I and II shall have their own Operating Manual or operating instructions contained in the Operating Manual of the unit in which they are installed.5.1.1. as stipulated in sub item 13. (113. shall be the responsibility of the "Qualified Professional".046-3 / I3) a) startup and shutdown procedures. (113. in the Portuguese language. 13. The "Installation Project" shall contain at least a ground plan of the establishment.7.

1. b) entity. maintenance and inspection. participation in courses. b) be administered by professionals qualified for this purpose.2.8.8.7. with the strictest control procedure stipulated in the relevant codes.087-0) 13. 13. 13.1.086-2) b) all safety procedures resulting from the new classification are adopted in relation to installation. Operators shall be constantly recycled by means of constant information regarding the physical and operational conditions of the equipment. 13. All professionals with "Safety Training in the Operation of Process Units" shall complete a supervised practical training course in the operation of pressure vessels with the following minimum durations: (113.10. Safety in pressure vessel maintenance. company or professional responsible for "Safety Training in the Operation of Process Units". c) comply. d) qualification and certification of personnel.1.050-1 / I3) a) period during which the training course is to be carried out.9.6. and attendance at lectures and relevant events.8. operation. the original vessel design shall be respected.052-8 / I 4) a) materials.9.9.9. (113.8. All repairs or alterations to pressure vessels shall comply with the respective construction project code and the instructions of the manufacturer in regard to: (113.049-8 / I4) a) 300 (three hundred) hours for vessels of categories I and II. 13. with the curriculum proposed in Annex I-B of this Regulatory Norm. c) quality control procedures.a) be technically supervised by the "Qualified Professional" mentioned in sub item 13. If the construction project code is not known.8. The establishment in which the supervised practical training course is given shall give prior notice to the union representation of the predominant professional category of the following: (113. technical updating. as well as suffering other legal sanctions appropriate. (113. A serious and imminent risk is constituted if any pressure vessel is operated under conditions different from those specified in the original project.8. b) execution procedures.051-0 / I2) 13. safety information.1. taking into account all the variables involved in the new operating condition. b) 100 (one hundred) hours for vessels of categories III. 13. 13. in the event of non-compliance with the provisions of sub item 13. Those responsible for the provision of "Safety Training in the Operation of Process Units " shall be prevented from administering fresh courses. unless: a) it is redesigned. Page 12 of 22 . at least.8.(113.11. IV and V. c) list of training course participants.

9. at the discretion of the "Qualified Professional". execution procedures. b) whenever repairs that may compromise safety are carried out.2.059-5 / I4) a) for establishments without their "Own Equipment Inspection Service".9. before they are placed in service. 13.10.10. The initial safety inspection shall be carried out on new pressure vessels.5. bearing in mind the limitations in sub item 13.9. more advanced calculation technologies or procedures can be used in place of those stipulated by the project codes.4.9.2.10. 13. taking account of the provisions of item 13.2.1.3.1.1. (113.9. periodic and non-routine safety inspections. and shall include internal and external examinations and hydrostatic testing. consisting of internal and external examinations and hydrostatic testing. mentioned in sub item 13.13.2.056-0 / I4) 13. as mentioned in Annex II: Vessel Category I II III IV V External Exam 3 year 4 years 5 years 6 years 7 years Internal Exam 6 years 8 years 10 years 12 years discretionary Hydrostatic Test 12 years 16 years discretionary discretionary discretionary Page 13 of 22 .057-9 / I4) 13.054-4 / I3) a) be designed or approved by the "Qualified Professional". Pressure vessels shall be subject to initial. c) be publicized to establishment employees who may be involved with the equipment. Inspection of pressure vessel safety. at the final location of operation. 13. At the discretion of the "Qualified Professional” mentioned in sub item 13.2.10. Pressure vessel control and safety systems shall be subject to preventive or predictive maintenance. All interventions that require welding of parts operating under pressure shall be followed by hydrostatic testing. "Alteration or Repair Projects" shall be designed beforehand in the following situations: (113.10.2. The "Alteration or Repair Project" shall: (113. 13.2.055-2 / I4) 13.5. shall be carried out with the following maximum periodicity: (113.058-7 / I4) 13. Hydrostatic testing can be dispensed with for small surface interventions. quality control and qualification of personnel.3.1.1.1. 13.053-6 / I3) a) whenever the project conditions are modified. as mentioned in Annex II: Vessel Category I II III IV V External Exam 1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years Internal Exam 3 years 4 years 6 years 8 years 10 years Hydrostatic Test 6 years 8 years 12 years 16 years 20 years b) for establishments with their "Own Equipment Inspection Service". mentioned in sub item 13. (113.10. (113.3.1. with the characteristics defined by the "Qualified Professional” mentioned in sub item 13.9.4. The periodic safety inspection. (113. b) determine materials.

3.3.065-0 / I4) 13.2.10. (113. d) when there is an alteration in the vessel’s installation location.10. provided that it is supervised by the “Qualified Professional” mentioned in sub item 13. 13.1.067-6 / I4) a) whenever the vessel is damaged by an accident or other occurrence that compromises its safety.6. e) damaging effect of the test on subcritical defects.10.3. since it is a high-risk activity. c) before the vessel is returned to service.1.3.2.10.7. (113. a pneumatic test can be carried out.2. (113.10.3. when it has been inactive for more that 12 (twelve) months. If it is not technically feasible. Pressure vessels for which it is physically impossible to carry out the internal or external examination shall alternatively be subjected to hydrostatic testing.4. and special care is taken.3 of this Regulatory Norm.060-9 / I4) 13.10. capable of altering its safety condition.5. Vessels with an operating temperature lower than 0ºC (zero degrees Centigrade) and that operate in conditions in which experience has shown that no deterioration occurs shall not require periodic hydrostatic testing.3.10.5.062-5 / I4) 13.10. For vessels with internal filling or with a catalyzer.4. Vessels with internal moisture-absorbent linings shall be hydrostatically tested before the lining is applied. d) existence of internal lining. (113. provided that the extension does not exceed 20 (twenty) percent of the period laid down in sub item 13.3. The following are considered technical reasons rendering hydrostatic testing non-feasible: a) structural strength of the foundation or support of the vessel incompatible with the weight of water that would be used in the test.10.066-8 / I4) 13.5. b) damaging effect of the test fluid on the internal elements of the vessel.6. the hydrostatic test can be substituted by another nondestructive test technique or inspection for achieving the same level of safety.061-7 / I4) 13. c) technical impossibility of purging and drying the system. (113.10. b) when the vessel undergoes significant alterations or repair.1. (113. inspected and recalibrated when the periodic internal examination is carried out. the periodicity of internal examinations or hydrostatic testing can be extended to coincide with the replacement of the filling or catalyzer.3.063-3 / I4) 13. Non-routine safety inspections shall be carried out on the following occasions: (113. subsequent tests being substituted by alternative techniques. If there is no alternative.13.3. (113. and subject to an entry in the "Safety Record" by the "Qualified Professional” mentioned in sub item 13. The safety inspection shall be carried out by the "Qualified Professional” Page 14 of 22 .064-1 / I4) 13. the internal examination being mandatory every 20 (twenty) years and the external examination every 2 (two) years. Pressure vessel safety valves shall be disassembled.10. 13.10. bearing in mind the limitations stipulated in sub item 13.

2 or by the "Own Equipment Inspection Service ".7. (113. (113. and legible names and signatures of technicians who participated in the inspection. (113.091-9) e) type of inspection carried out.098-6) 13. After inspection of the vessel. (113.089-7) c) pressure vessel type.069-2 / I4) 13.10. (113.068-4 / I4) 13. mentioned in sub item 13. (113. (113.092-7) f) description of examinations and tests carried out.2.097-8) k) legible name. as mentioned in Annex II. an "Inspection Report " shall be issued and become part of the vessel’s documentation.093-5) g) results of inspections and action taken.096-0) j) planned date of the next inspection. signature and professional council registration number of the "Qualified Professional".090-0) d) date of commencement and termination of inspection.070-6 / I1) Page 15 of 22 . this data must be updated. The "Inspection Report" shall contain at least the following: a) pressure vessel identification.10. (113. Whenever the inspection results determine alterations in the identification plate data.9.10. (113. (113. (113. (113.8.088-9) b) service fluids and pressure vessel category.mentioned in sub item 13.095-1) i) recommendations and action required.094-3) h) conclusions. (113. (113.1.1.

5. Heat and temperature 1.3.2.2. General notions: what is heat. Solid fuel boilers 2. Boiler instruments and control devices 2.1. Specific heat and sensitive heat 1.1.2. of water level 3. of pollutants 3.2.2.2. Operating faults.2.5. Pressure indicators 2.ANNEX I-A Minimum Curriculum for "Safety Training in the Operation of Boilers" 1.3.7. of power supply 3.1.2.3.3. Atmospheric pressure 1. Heat transfer at constant temperature 1. Notions of physical magnitudes and units Duration: 4 (four) hours 1.3.1.2.1.3.3. Liquid fuel boilers 2.3. Heat transfer methods 1. Saturated steam table 2. Burners 2. Safety devices 2.4.1.2.2. Level control system 2. Level indicator 2. Gas boilers 2.2. of temperature 3. Water tube boilers 2. Units of pressure 1.2. Parts of a boiler 2. Auxiliary devices 2.3.1. Startup and shutdown 3.6. relative pressure and absolute pressure 1.1.2. Pressure 1.5.3. Internal pressure of a vessel 1.2. Types of boiler and their uses 2.3.2.4.1.3. Valves and pipes 2. Feed device 2.4.2.4.1. Flame tube boilers 2. of pressure 3.4.3.8. causes and action required Page 16 of 22 . Manometric pressure.2.2. Saturated steam and superheated steam 1.6.2. Electric boilers 2. Fume duct 3.3.5.3.7.2.6. what is temperature 1. Boiler operation Duration: 12 (twelve) hours 3. Boilers – general considerations Duration: 8 (eight) hours 2.2.2.2.1.2. Regulation and control 3.1.2.

Legislation and normalization Duration: 4 (four) hours 6. Regulatory Norms 6. Daily inspection routine 3.1.6.2. Boiler maintenance 5. Regulatory Norm 13 . Water impurities and their consequences 4.3. Procedures in emergency situations 4.2. Risk of explosion 6.3.2.1.NR 13 Page 17 of 22 .1. Operation of a multi-boiler system 3. Prevention of explosions and other risks Duration: 4 (four) hours 5. Water treatment and boiler maintenance Duration: 8 (eight) hours 4.4. Water treatment 4.5. General risks of accident and health risks 5.

Compressors 2.4. relative pressure and absolute pressure 1.1. Units of pressure 1. vessels. what is temperature 1.7. Towers. Description of process 5.1. Pressure 1. with a minimum of 4 (four) hours per item. Internal pressure of a vessel 1. Heat transfer methods 1.1. Manometric pressure.2. Heat transfer at constant temperature 1. tanks and reactors 2.2.1.2. Electricity Duration: 4 (four) hours 4.1. Emergency procedures 5. Boilers 3.1. Notions of physical magnitude and units Duration: 4 (four) hours 1. General notions: what is heat. Prevention of deterioration.2.5.2. Legislation and normalization Duration: 4 (four) hours Page 18 of 22 . Process equipment Duration according to the complexity of the unit. Heat and temperature 1. 2.1. Pipes.3.3. Turbines and ejectors 2.2.6.4. First aid Duration: 8 (eight) hours 7.3.ANNEX I-B Minimum Curriculum for "Safety Training in the Operation of Process Units " 1. explosion and other risks 6. where applicable. Assessment and control of risks inherent in the process 5.4.1.4.5.2. Instrumentation Duration: 8 (eight) hours 5.3.8. Heat exchangers 2. Operation of the unit Duration: according to the complexity of the unit 5.1. valves and accessories 2.2. Pumps 2. Saturated steam and superheated steam 2. Disposing of chemicals and conserving the environment 5. Atmospheric pressure 1. Specific heat and sensitive heat 1.5. Startup and shutdown 5. Furnaces 2.2.2.6.

division or equivalent. department. c) the equipment inspection service proposed shall have a head formally appointed to the management function. the company’s "Own Equipment Inspection Services". as well as mechanisms for distributing information when required. qualifications and training compatible with their proposed activity of ensuring safety. laid down in subitems 13. either directly or through "Certification Bodies " accredited by Inmetro.ANNEX II Requirements for Certification of "Own Equipment Inspection Service" Before putting in practice the special intervals between inspections. d) existence of at least 1 (one) "Qualified Professional".10.5. with education.4 and 13. b) labor contracted for nondestructive testing certificated in accordance with the regulations in force and for other services that may be required. Normalization and Industrial Quality (Inmetro).1. e) existence of conditions for maintaining up-to-date the technical archive required for satisfying this Regulatory Norm. organized as a sector. as defined in sub item 13. Page 19 of 22 . that will verify the following minimum requirements specified in subparagraphs "a" to "g". integrity assessment and residual life. selected and assessed based on criteria similar to those used for own labor. f) existence of written procedures for the main activities carried out. section.2. g) existence of apparatus consistent with the proposed activities. must be certificated by the National Institute of Metrology. dedicated exclusively to the activities of inspection. This certification can be cancelled where any of these requirements is not complied with: a) existence of company personnel at the boiler or pressure vessel installation location.3 of this Regulatory Norm.

autoclaves and non-vaporizing thermal fluid boilers. nor item 13. including reboilers and reactors. evaporators and similar. This Regulatory Norm does not apply to the following equipment: a) transportable cylinders. .jacketed pressure vessels. d) ducts and pipes carrying fluid. and that cannot be characterized as independent equipment. turbines. as specified in Annex IV. b) vessels containing class "A" fluid. where "P" is the maximum operating pressure in kPa and "V" its geometric internal volume in m3. irrespective of the dimensions and the "PV". b) vessels intended for human occupation. specified in Annex IV. e) coils for heat exchange. This Regulatory Norm shall be applied to the following equipment: a) any vessel whose product "PV" is greater than 8 (eight). g) vessels with an internal diameter of less than 150mm (one hundred and fifty millimeters) for fluids of classes "B". including: . generators. . . such as pumps.heat exchangers. c) combustion chambers or vessels that are an integral part of rotary or reciprocating machinery. and pneumatic cylinders. "C" and "D". 2. vessels intended for transporting products.1 of this Regulatory Norm.ANNEX III 1. engines. portable compressed fluid reservoirs and fire extinguishers. f) tanks and recipients for storage and warehousing of fluids not covered by norms and project codes relating to pressure vessels. Page 20 of 22 .pressure vessels or parts subjected to direct flame that do not fall within the scope of other Regulatory Norms. compressors.

1. . simple asphyxiating gases or compressed air.3.toxic fluids with a tolerance limit of 20 (twenty) ppm or less.water vapor.PV > 100 Group 2 .ANNEX IV Classification of Pressure Vessels 1. Class "B": . Pressure vessels are classified in risk potential groups according to the product “PV”. For the purposes of this Regulatory Norm.acetylene.2. 1.5 and PV > 1 Group 5 . .1. 1. where “P” is the maximum operating pressure in MPa and “V” the geometric internal volume in m3.PV < 2. the fluid presenting the highest risk to workers and installations shall be considered in terms of its toxicity. . Fluids in pressure vessels are classified as indicated below: Class "A": .PV < 30 and PV > 2. The table below gives the classification of pressure vessels in categories according to risk potential groups and the class of fluid contained. Class "C": . pressure vessels are classified in categories according to type of fluid and risk potential.flammable fluids. "B" or "C". Pressure vessels that operate in vacuum conditions shall be classified in the following categories: .category I: for flammable or combustible fluids. Class "D": .category V: for other fluids. flammability and concentration.PV < 100 and PV > 30 Group 3 . with a temperature higher than 50ºC (fifty degrees Centigrade).1. . Page 21 of 22 .hydrogen.1.water and other fluids not in class "A".2. 1.toxic fluids with a tolerance limit higher than 20 (twenty) ppm.PV < 1 Declares. For classifying mixtures. . as follows: Group 1 . 1. .5 Group 4 .1.fluids combustible at a temperature of 200º C (two hundred degrees Centigrade) or higher.fluids combustible at a temperature lower than 200º C (two hundred degrees Centigrade).

Hydrogen . 57.Simple asphyxiating gases .V > 2.V < 30 P.Acetylene “B” . of June 19th.V > 100 5 P. b) 1 MPa equivalent to 10.V < 1 I I II III III I II III IV IV I II III IV V II II IV V V Notes: a) Volume in m3 and pressure in MPa.Toxic with tolerance limit > 20 ppm “C” .197 Kgf/cm2.V > 30 P.Toxic with tolerance limit 20 ppm .Water or other fluids not in class “A” “B” or “C” with temperature higher than 50 ºC 1 P.Compressed air “D” .Water vapor .5 P. Refer to the New Revision next page! Page 22 of 22 .V > 1 Category Class of Fluid “A” -Flammable liquids combustible at 200 ºC or higher (Alteration given by SIT Administrative Rule no.V < 2.Combustible at 200 ºC or lower .V < 100 P. 2008) .5 P.PRESSURE VESSEL CATEGORIES Risk Potential Group 2 3 4 P.

V>30 P.AT comprimido "D" . .T6xico com limite de tolenmcia:s 20 ppm . Rum BEATRIZ VASCONCElLOS VILELA Secretaria de Inspeyao do Trabalho JUNIA MARIA DE ALMEIDA BARRETO Diretora do Departamento de Seguran<.7. a instalac. "e".4 desta NR.5.2.a. de 08 de junho de 1978.2. as aHneas "b" e "cO. combustlvel com temperatura igual au superior a 200°C .7.4 e 13.AO DO TRABALHO e aDIRETORA DO DEPARTAMENTO DE SEGURANC.V> I CATEGORIAS 5 P. b) para as caldeiros da eategoria "A" instalados em ambientes feehados.Outro fluido GRUPO POTENCIAL DE RISCO 4 2 3 P.2.a e Saude no Trabalho . aprovada pela Portaria n. "c".o 13.MINISTERIO DO TRABALHO E EMPREGO SECRETARIA DE INSPE(:AO DO TRABALHO PORTARIA N.Fluido inflarnavel.o 13 . DE 19 DE JUNHO DE 2008 (DOU de 24/06/08-Sec. resolvem: Art.o 23."e" para vasos instalados em ambientes abertos e que operem a noite.4 desta NR."a" para vasos instalados em ambientes abertos.A E SAUDE NO TRABALHO.ao do Norma Regulamentadora n.V<25 P.137) "Altera a redar.5 P.Gas asfixiante simples . a "Casa de Caldeiras" deve satisfazer os seguintes requisitos: 13.o 57. tendo em vista 0 disposto no artigo 200 da Consolida9ao das Leis do Trabalho e no artigo 2° da Portaria n. 13.i'io dew satisfazer os seguintes requisitos: 13.4 Estabelecimentos que possuam "Servir.V< 1 I I II III III I II III IV IV I II III III IV V V V II IV Other Fluid Art.5. "e". "d".o 13" A SECRETARIA DE INSPEC. que passa a vigorar com a seguinte redavao: CATEGORIAS DE VASOS DE PRESSAO 1 CLASSE DE FLUIDO P. as alineas "a".214.V < 100 P.o Proprio de 1nspec. "d". "d" e "e" para vasos instalados em ambientesfechados. conforme estabelecido no Anexo II.7. "c".5.2 Quando os vasos de pressi'io forem instalados em ambientes fochados. "g" e "h" do subitem 13. respeitando os seguintes prazos maxim os: a) 18 meses para as caldeiras de recuperac.2: . r Alterar 0 caput dos itens 13. ZO Alterar 0 quadro "CATEGORIAS DE VASOS DE PRESsAo" do anexo N da Norma Regulamentadora n.Caldeiras e Vasos de Pressao.2. de 271l21l994.T6xico com limite de tolenmcia > 20 ppm "C" .5. 3° Esta Portaria entra em vigor na data de sua publicayao.V~ 100 "A" .4 e 13.4 da Norma Regulamentadora n.2."a".ao l-Pag. "g" e "h" do subitem 13.2.. do item 13.V> 2.7.2. a alinea "a" do item 13. no uso de suas atribuiyoes legais.gua . as alineas "b". c) para ealdeiras das eategorias "B" e "C" instalados em ambientes fechados. "b". ..o 3.V<30 P. podem estender seus periodos entre insper.4 Quando a caldeira estiver instalado em ambiente fochado.Vapor de 3.Hidrogenio • Acetileno "B" • Combustive! com temperatura menor que 2000C .ao de alcalis e as das categorias "B" e "C". Art. "e".4 Constitui risco grave e iminente 0 000 atendimento as seguintes alfneas do subitem 13. que passam a vigorar com a seguinte reda9ao: 13. 13.iio de Equipamentos".7.oes de seguranc.