Chapter 1

General Provision

Article 1

The Requirements for Boiler and Pressure Vessel Manufacture Licensing are specially formulated in accordance with relevant requirements in the Supervision Administration Regulation for Manufacture of Boiler and Pressure Vessel (hereinafter referred to as the "Administration Regulation").

Article 2

The Requirements apply to all boiler and pressure vessel product manufacturers which specifies in “Administration Regulation” (hereinafter referred to as manufacturer).

Article 3

The Requirements are comprised of the resources requirements for boiler and pressure vessel manufacture licensing, quality management system requirements and boiler and pressure vessel safety quality requirements. The resource requirements include basic requirements and specific requirements. The basic requirements are the general requirements for producing all kinds of boiler and pressure vessel products and the specific requirements are the specific requirements for producing relevant level of boilers and pressure vessels, all of which should be met by the manufacturers simultaneously.

Article 4

Manufacturer shall establish, and continuously and effectively implement a sound quality management system suitable for its boiler and pressure vessel products. In order to verify the control capability of its quality management system for boiler and pressure vessel products, the manufacturer shall have enough practice in continuous producing boiler and pressure vessel products.

Article 5

The non-destructive examination (NDE), heat treatment, and physical and chemical property examination can be performed either by manufacturer itself or by subcontractors with relevant qualification or competence, when the manufacturer signing consignment agreement with them. The consignment agreement has to put forward to the license-issue department on file. The consignee shall issue the related report of the consigned work to the manufacturer and the manufacturer shall be responsible for the quality control of the consigned work, which should be included in the quality management system for boiler and pressure vessel of the manufacturer. The requirements of the specific requirements for resource shall not be consigned.

Article 6

Manufacturer shall have a capability of producing main body (shell and/or head) of boiler and pressure vessel products independently. It is unacceptable to consign all pressure parts of boiler and pressure vessel products to the subcontractors.