The provisions of 18.104.22.168.5 to 22.214.171.124.4, 126.96.36.199.3 to 188.8.131.52.6, 184.108.40.206.1, 220.127.116.11.2, 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124
The temperature of the substance carried shall not exceed, at the time of filling, the maximum service
temperature indicated on the tank plate referred to in 6.9.6.
When applicable to carriage in metallic tanks, the special provisions (TU) of 4.3.5 shall also apply, as
indicated in Column (13) of Table A in Chapter 3.2.
USE OF VACUUM OPERATED WASTE TANKS
NOTE: For portable tanks and UN multiple-element gas containers (MEGCs), see Chapter 4.2; for fixed
tanks (tank-vehicles), demountable tanks, tank-containers and tank swap bodies, with shells made of
metallic materials, and battery-vehicles and multiple elements gas containers (MEGCs) other than
UN MEGCs, see Chapter 4.3; for fibre reinforced plastics tanks, see Chapter 4.4.
Wastes consisting of substances in Classes 3, 4.1, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 8 and 9 may be carried in vacuumoperated
waste tanks conforming to Chapter 6.10 if their carriage in fixed tanks, demountable tanks,
tank-containers or tank swap bodies is permitted according to Chapter 4.3. Wastes consisting of
substances assigned to tank code L4BH in Column (12) of Table A of Chapter 3.2 or to another tank
code permitted under the hierarchy in 126.96.36.199.2 may be carried in vacuum operated waste tanks with
the letter "A" or "B" in part 3 of the tank code, as indicated in No. 9.5 of the vehicle approval
certificate conforming to 188.8.131.52.
Non waste substances may be carried in vacuum-operated waste tanks under the same conditions as
mentioned under 184.108.40.206.
The provisions of Chapter 4.3 except those of 220.127.116.11.4 and 18.104.22.168.3 apply to the carriage in vacuum
operated waste tanks and are supplemented by the provisions of 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199 below.
For carriage of liquids meeting the flash point criteria of Class 3, vacuum-operated waste tanks shall
be filled through filling devices which discharge into the tank at a low level. Measures shall be taken
to minimize the production of spray.
When discharging flammable liquids with a flash-point below 23 °C by using air pressure, the
maximum allowed pressure is 100 kPa (1 bar).
The use of tanks fitted with an internal piston operating as a compartment wall is allowed only when
the substances on either side of the wall (piston) do not react dangerously with each other (see
When a vacuum pump/exhauster unit which may provide a source of ignition is used to fill or
discharge flammable liquids, precautions shall be taken to avoid ignition of the substance or to avoid
the propagation of the effects of the ignition outside the tank itself.