This European Standard specifies the minimum requirements for the design and construction of metallic pressure tanks having a maximum working pressure exceeding 50 kPa (0,5 bar), for the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail. This standard includes requirements for openings, closures and structural equipment; it does not cover requirements of service equipment. For road tankers for the transport of LPG see EN 12493. For tanks for the transport of cryogenic liquids see EN 13530 1 and EN 13530 2.
NOTE Design and construction of pressure tanks according to the scope of this standard are primarily subject to the requirements of RID/ADR, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52 and 6.8.5, as relevant. In addition, the relevant requirements of RID/ADR, columns 12 and 13 of Table A to chapter 3.2, 4.3 and 184.108.40.206 shall be met. For the structural equipment subsections 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 apply, as relevant. The definitions of RID/ADR 1.2.1 are referred to.
Legislation related to this standard
Transport of dangerous goods by road
Transport of dangerous goods by rail
Transport of dangerous goods by road (94/55/EC Dir. amendment)
Transport of dangerous goods by rail (96/49/EC Dir. amendment)