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AS 2809.1:2020


Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods, Part 1: General requirements for all road tank vehicles

The objective of this Standard is to provide designers, planners, operators and regulators with technical requirements for road tank vehicles transporting dangerous goods.
Published: 09/04/2020
Pages: 31
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Table of contents
Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Application
1.3 Normative references
1.4 Terms and definitions
1.5 New designs and innovations
2 Vehicle design and construction
2.1 Basic design
2.1.1 General
2.1.2 Stability
2.1.3 Roll stability systems
2.1.4 Road clearance
2.1.5 Cabin-to-tank clearance
2.1.6 Rear impact protection General Rear underrun protection device (RUPD) Bumper system
2.1.7 Guarding
2.1.8 Tail shafts
2.1.9 Vehicle main driver cabin
2.1.10 Battery
2.1.11 Battery isolation switch
2.1.12 Permanently energized circuits
2.1.13 Vehicle roll-over device
2.2 Cabling and wiring
2.3 Equipment for hazardous areas
2.4 Lighting for hazardous areas
2.4.1 General
2.4.2 Brake interlock driveaway protection
2.4.3 Spillage hazards
2.5 Stability of disconnected trailers
2.6 Fire extinguishers
2.7 Pump pressure and controls
2.8 Road tank vehicles
2.8.1 Propulsion engines
2.8.2 Auxiliary engines
2.9 Safety
2.9.1 Safety equipment
2.9.2 Road transport documentation
2.9.3 Tank ladder, steps and fall arrest
2.9.4 Mudguards
2.10 Markings
2.10.1 Remote valve operation
2.10.2 Identification plate
2.10.3 Heating jackets/ducts
2.11 Heating jackets/ducts
3 Vehicle inspection
3.1 General
3.2 Regular inspection and maintenance intervals
3.3 Performance testing
3.4 Competency
3.5 Precautions
3.5.1 General
3.5.2 Flammable cargoes
3.6 Confined space entry
3.7 Gas-freeing/purging operations
3.8 Repairs or modifications
3.9 Records
3.10 Testing
Appendix A
A.1 Introduction
A.2 Scope
A.3 Centre of gravity
A.4 Axle track width
A.5 Suspension
A.6 Prime mover/rigid truck
A.7 Steering geometry and axle alignment
A.8 Tyres
A.9 Fifth wheel couplings
A.10 Brakes
A.11 Loading
Appendix B
B.1 Introduction
B.2 Scope
B.3 Application
B.4 Test for vents
B.4.1 Principle
B.4.2 Material
B.4.3 Apparatus
B.4.4 Procedure
B.4.5 Report
B.5 Tests for hatch assemblies
B.6 Drop test
B.6.1 Principle
B.6.2 Material
B.6.3 Apparatus
B.6.4 Preparation of test specimen
B.6.5 Procedure
B.6.6 Report
Cited references in this standard
Pressure equipment — Examination and testing
AS/NZS 1891
Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders — Design, construction and installation
[Pending Revision]
Gas cylinders, Part 1: General requirements
Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods, Part 2: Road tank vehicles for flammable liquids
Content history
DR AS 2809.1:2018