FACTORIES AND MACHINERY (STEAM BOILER AND
UNFIRED PRESSURE VESSEL)
Regulation 61. Supports.
(1) Every unfired pressure vessel shall be adequately supported so as to take the load when the
vessel is under hydrostatic test.
(2) The distance between any two supports of any horizontal unfired pressure vessel shall not be
greater than sixteen feet and each support shall extend over not less than one-third of the
circumference of the vessel except where authorised in writing by the Chief Inspector.
(3) The support of any unfired pressure vessel shall be kept clear of any seam or riveted joint.
(4) A layer of bituminous or other damp-proof protective material shall be placed between the
bottom of the vessel and any masonry or similar foundation with which it is in contact.
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