Pressure receptacles and receptacles for Class 2
Receptacles built before 1 January 1997 and which do not conform to the requirements of ADR
applicable as from 1 January 1997, but the carriage of which was permitted under the requirements of
ADR applicable up to 31 December 1996, may continue to be transported after that date if the
periodic test requirements in packing instructions P200 and P203 are complied with.
Receptacles intended for the carriage of Class 2 substances constructed before 1 January 2003, may
continue to bear, after 1 January 2003, the marks conforming to the requirements applicable until 31
Pressure receptacles designed and constructed in accordance with technical codes no longer
recognized according to 6.2.5 may still be used.
Pressure receptacles and their closures designed and constructed in accordance with standards
applicable at the time of their construction (see 6.2.4) according to the provisions of ADR which were
applicable at that time may still be used unless restricted by a specific transitional measure.
Pressure receptacles for substances other than those of Class 2, built before 1 July 2009 in accordance
with the requirements of 188.8.131.52 in force up to 31 December 2008, but which do not conform to the
requirements of 184.108.40.206 applicable as from 1 January 2009, may continue to be used provided that the
requirements of 220.127.116.11 in force up to 31 December 2008 are complied with.
The provisions of packing instruction P200 (10), special packing provision v of 18.104.22.168 applicable
until 31 December 2010 may be applied by Contracting Parties to ADR to cylinders constructed
before 1 January 2015.
Refillable welded steel cylinders for the carriage of gases of UN Nos. 1011, 1075, 1965, 1969 or
1978, granted 15 year intervals for periodic inspection in accordance with packing instruction P200
(10), special packing provision v of 22.214.171.124 as applicable until 31 December 2010 by the competent
authority of the country (countries) of carriage, may continue to be periodically inspected according to
Gas cartridges constructed and prepared for carriage before 1 January 2013 for which the
requirements of 1.8.6, 1.8.7 or 1.8.8 for the conformity assessment of gas cartridges have not been
applied may still be carried after this date, provided all the other applicable provisions of ADR are
Salvage pressure receptacles may continue to be constructed and approved according to national
regulations up to 31 December 2013. Salvage pressure receptacles constructed and approved in
accordance with national regulations before 1 January 2014 may continue to be used with the approval
of the competent authorities of the countries of use.
Bundles of cylinders manufactured before 1 July 2013 which are not marked in accordance with
126.96.36.199.7.2 and 188.8.131.52.7.3 applicable from 1 January 2013 or 184.108.40.206.7.2 applicable from 1 January
2015 may be used until the next periodic inspection after 1 July 2015.
Cylinders constructed before 1 January 2016 in accordance with 6.2.3 and a specification approved by
the competent authorities of the countries of transport and use, but not in accordance with ISO
11513:2011 or ISO 9809-1:2010 as required in 220.127.116.11, packing instruction P208 (1), may be used for
the carriage of adsorbed gases provided the general packing requirements of 18.104.22.168 are met.