As a result of changes to the Hazardous Substances (Tank wagons and Transportable Containers) Regulations 2004
along with the EPA Approved HSNOCoP 6 v2.1 Code of Practice for Flammable Liquid Tank Wagons 07/2008
tank wagons are now required to be issued with Test Certificates prior
to commissioning. Also, tank wagons as defined in the latest Code of
Practice now require certification on a continuing 2 yearly basis.
The definition of a Tank Wagon as defined in clause 1.5.7 of the Code of Practice for Flammable Liquids Tank Wagons - HSNOCoP 6.1 July 2008
is as follows:
Any vehicle constructed for the primary purpose of the bulk carriage
of Liquids with Class 3.1A, 3.1B, 3.1C or 3.1D Hazard Classification in a
tank or tanks. Tank wagons may be one of the following types.
(a) Tank Truck (rigid) - A single vehicle having its own means of propulsion, or
(b) Tank Semi-trailer - A vehicle, including a prime mover, constructed
so that, when drawn through a fifth wheel or turntable connection, part
of the load rests on the towing vehicle (includes B trains) or
(c) Tank Trailer - A vehicle which does not have its own means of propulsion, but does not include a tank semi-trailer, or
(d) Prime Mover - A vehicle used to pull Tank Semi-Trailers carrying
Liquids with Class 3.1A, 3.1B, 3.1C or 3.1D Hazard Classification or
(e) Airport Only Refueller - A vehicle that is used primarily for
refuelling aircraft at airports and which has nil (or limited) travel on
Alan Poulsen Engineering Ltd
of Dunedin www.poulsenengineering.co.nz
(HSNO Approved Tank Fabricator No.29) in association with Approved HSNO Certification Ltd www.tst.co.nz
wishes to advise that we now offer a comprehensive maintenance and HSNO
Test Certification service to the flammable liquid transport industry
operating throughout the Otago and Southland regions. This covers all
Class 3 with flashpoints less than or equal to 93°C and includes
flammable liquid waste for waste oil recovery and flammable liquid
vacuum tank wagons.
The design of any new tank wagon or the assessment of any existing
vehicle which is undergoing major modification for use under the Code of Practice for Flammable Liquid Tank Wagons
must be certified by a qualified Test Certifier.
Ongoing Inspection Requirements:
All Tank Wagons and Trailer Tanks constructed after 2004 require regular ongoing inspections that include:
* Alan Poulsen Engineering Ltd
- 3 monthly in-service test inspection*
- 6 monthly Certificate of Fitness issued by a Ministry of Transport Automotive Survey Section agent
- 2 yearly in-service Test Certificate issued by an Environmental Protection Authority approved Test Certifier*
can assist you with these inspections
For further information relating to testing requirements please refer to the Hazardous Substances (Tank Wagons and Transportable Containers) Regulations - Part 7 'Test Certification'
or click here
for a link to the regulations.
- Pre-Commissioning Test Certification for all tank wagons, tank
trailers, aircraft re-fuellers, waste oil tank wagons and Class 3
vacuum tank wagons (including Roll Over Vent Testing) to verified
designs by approved fabricators
- In-Service Test Certification for all of the above units
- Test Certification of tractor units/prime movers for Classes 2 (LPG) & 3
- Construction of approved and certified tank trailers to 2000l CIass 3.1A-D
- Overhaul, audits, checks and repairs – tank wagons – all aspects and equipment
NB: We can arrange Test Certification of tank wagon and trailers
through a third party to avoid any conflict of interest under HSNO s.82
- As well as manufacturing and installing fuel storage facilities, Alan Poulsen Engineering Ltd also specialises in underground tank removal, soil sampling and site clean ups.