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.
- Each tank is built to an approved pressure vessel code (in most instances this is ASME 8)
- Each ISO frame design is constructed in accordance with ISO 1496 part three.
- ISO dimension tank containers are also required to conform with CSC (international convention for safe containers)
- Each swap body frame design is generally constructed in accordance with EN1432.
- The Tanks also comply with the following international standards. IMDG, ADR, RID & CFR 49.
- Before approval for construction is given prototype testing is carried out to ensures that each tank design conforms to the above regulations.
- Each new tank container undergoes a hydrostatic test during construction.
- 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.
- The tanks must also comply with CSC. (Inspection is dependent upon various schemes)