Regulation

All Hazardous Tank Containers, irrespective of their build location in the world, are required to conform to the same rigorous regulations and minimum construction standards.

Regulations

  1. Each tank is built to an approved pressure vessel code (in most instances this is ASME 8)
  2. Each ISO frame design is constructed in accordance with ISO 1496 part three.
  3. ISO dimension tank containers are also required to conform with CSC (international convention for safe containers)
  4. Each swap body frame design is generally constructed in accordance with EN1432.
  5. The Tanks also comply with the following international standards. IMDG, ADR, RID & CFR 49.

Testing

  1. Before approval for construction is given prototype testing is carried out to ensures that each tank design conforms to the above regulations.
  2. Each new tank container undergoes a hydrostatic test during construction.
  3. During service it is mandatory that each tank container undergoes testing every 2.5 years and 5 years. Failure to pass these tests results in tank containers no longer being approved for the carriage of hazardous products.
  4. The tanks must also comply with CSC. (Inspection is dependent upon various schemes)
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