What is a Stationary Container System?
A Stationary Container system means a Stationary Tank or Process Container and its associated equipment, pipework and fittings, up to and including all transfer points. This includes such items as valves, vaporisers, oil burners, gensets, means of secondary containment and fire fighting systems.
When is a compliance certificate required?
Stationary Container Systems containing hazardous substances of any hazard classification that are liquids (flammables (including diesel), toxics, corrosives and ecotoxic substances), and which meet the following conditions:
1. All below ground stationary tanks or process containers with a capacity of more than 250 litres.
2. All above ground stationary tanks with a capacity of more than:
a. 2,500 litres and that contain or are intended to contain a substance of class 3.1A (e.g. petrol) or 3.1B (e.g. acetone, iso-propanol, solvents);
b. 5,000 litres and that contain or are intended to contain a hazardous substance of any other classification (e.g. diesel, toxic, corrosive or ecotoxic substance);
c. 500 litres water capacity containing a hazardous gas (e.g. oxygen, chlorine).
3. Tanks connected to a burner or a stationary internal combustion engine with a capacity of more than:
a. 50 litres containing a class 3.1A, 3.1B or 3.1C hazardous substance supplying an internal combustion engine;
b. 500 litres containing a class 3.1D substance supplying an internal combustion engine (includes diesel);
c. 60 litres containing a class 3.1 substance supplying a burner.
4. A stationary container system that includes a direct fired vaporiser.
a. Over 250 litres water capacity that contain a hazardous gas;
b. Over 1,000 litres capacity that contain a hazardous liquid.
NOTE: Process containers which are constructed of fire resistant material, which contain class 2.1.1, 3.1A, 3.1B or 3.1C hazardous substances and which are required to comply with the Health and Safety in Employment (Pressure Equipment, Cranes and Passenger Ropeways) Regulations are excluded.
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