This document specifies testing, inspection and marking for the type approval, initial inspection, periodic inspection, intermediate inspection and exceptional check of metallic tanks (shell and equipment) of fixed tanks (tank vehicles), demountable tanks, tank-wagons, portable tanks and tank containers for the transport of dangerous goods.
This document is not applicable to battery-vehicles and battery-wagons comprising cylinders, tubes, pressure drums, bundles of cylinders, and multiple element gas containers (MEGCs), independent of whether the elements are receptacles or tanks.
When the standard is harmonized under a directive or regulation, the word Harmonized appear. When such an inscription does not appear, it means that the standard is related to / supporting the relevant directive or regulation.
Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the council of 24 September 2008 on the inland transport of the dangerous goods