EN 14564:2019

Tanks for transport of dangerous goods - Terminology

Publication date:   Dec 16, 2019

General information

60.60 Standard published   Aug 7, 2019


CEN/TC 296 Tanks for the transport of dangerous goods

European Norm

01.040.13   Environment. Health protection. Safety (Vocabularies) | 01.040.23   Fluid systems and components for general use (Vocabularies) | 13.300   Protection against dangerous goods | 23.020.20   Vessels and containers mounted on vehicles



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This document provides additional terms and definitions to those written in the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) or the Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID), appearing as Appendix C to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF).
This document forms part of series of documents prepared by CEN/TC 296 regarding the transport of dangerous goods. The series supports the proper application of the ADR and RID.
This document is applicable to tanks used for the transport of dangerous goods.
This document does not apply to carriage in bulk of dangerous goods.
For convenience, Annex A (informative) repeats some horizontal definitions taken from ADR 2017 chapter 1.2, and Annex B (informative) repeats some definitions from ADR 2017 chapter 6.7, specific to portable tanks.
NOTE The ADR is updated on a regular basis, therefore Annexes A and B might become out of date.
Annexes C, D and E (informative) provide alphabetical trilingual indexes of terms in English, French and German where the key is English, French and German respectively.
Annex F (normative) is a schematic diagram of tank openings and closures according to the tank code.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the council of 24 September 2008 on the inland transport of the dangerous goods

Life cycle


EN 14564:2013


EN 14564:2019
60.60 Standard published
Aug 7, 2019