The technical documentation shall enable an assessment to be made of conformity with the relevant requirements.

Documents for type approval

The applicant shall provide as appropriate:

(a)    The list of standards used for the design and manufacture;

(b)    A description of the type including all variations;

(c)    The instructions according to the relevant column of table A of Chapter 3.2 or a list of dangerous goods to be transported for dedicated products;

(d)    A general assembly drawing or drawings;

(e)    The detailed drawings, including the dimensions used for the calculations, of the product, the service equipment, the structural equipment, the marking and/or the labelling necessary to verify the conformity;

(f)    The calculation notes, results and conclusions;

(g)    The list of the service equipment with the relevant technical data and information on the safety devices including the calculation of the relief capacity if relevant;

(h)    The list of material requested in the standard for manufacture used for every part, sub-part, lining, service and structural equipment and the corresponding material specifications or the corresponding declaration of conformity to ADR;

(i)    The approved qualification of permanent joining process;

(j)    The description of the heat treatment process(es); and

(k)    The procedures, descriptions and records of all relevant tests listed in the standards or ADR for the type approval and for the manufacture.

Documents for the supervision of manufacture

The applicant shall make available as appropriate:

(a)    The documents listed in;

(b)    A copy of the type approval certificate;

(c)    The manufacturing procedures including test procedures;

(d)    The manufacturing records;

(e)    The approved qualifications of permanent joining operators;

(f)    The approved qualifications of the non destructive test operators;

(g)    The reports of the destructive and non destructive tests;

(h)    The heat treatment records; and

(i)    The calibration records.

Documents for initial inspection and tests

The applicant shall make available as appropriate:

(a)    The documents listed in and;

(b)    The material certificates of the product and any sub-parts;

(c)    The declarations of conformity and material certificates of the service equipment; and

(d)    A declaration of conformity including the description of the product and all the variations adopted from the type approval.

Documents for periodic inspections, intermediate inspections and exceptional checks

The applicant shall make available as appropriate:

(a)    For pressure receptacles, the documents specifying special requirements when the manufacturing and periodic inspections and tests standards so require;

(b)    For tanks:

(i)    the tank record; and

(ii)    one or more of the documents mentioned in to

Documents for the assessment of in-house inspection service

The applicant for in-house inspection service shall make available the quality system documentation as appropriate:

(a)    The organizational structure and responsibilities;

(b)    The relevant inspection and test, quality control, quality assurance and process operation instructions, and systematic actions that will be used;

(c)    The quality records, such as inspection reports, test data, calibration data and certificates;

(d)    The management reviews to ensure the effective operation of the quality system arising from the audits in accordance with;

(e)    The process describing how customer and regulation requirements are met;

(f)    The process for control of documents and their revision;

(g)    The procedures for dealing with non-conforming products; and

(h)    The training programmes and qualification procedures for relevant personnel.

Products manufactured, approved, inspected and tested according to standards

The requirements of are considered to have been complied with if the following standards, as relevant, are applied:


Applicable subsection and paragraph


Title of the document to

EN 12972:2007

Tanks for transport of dangerous goods - Testing, inspection and marking of metallic tanks

Procedures for conformity assessment of gas cartridges

When assessing the conformity of gas cartridges, one of the following procedures shall be applied:

(a)    The procedure in section 1.8.7 for non-UN pressure receptacles, with the exception of; or

(b)    The procedure in sub-sections to

General provisions

The supervision of manufacture shall be carried out by an Xa body and the tests as required in 6.2.6 shall be carried out either by that Xa body or by an IS-body approved by that Xa body; for definition of Xa and IS bodies see definitions in Conformity assessment shall be carried out by the competent authority, its delegate or its approved inspection body of a Contracting Party to ADR.

By the application of 1.8.8, the applicant shall demonstrate, ensure and declare on his sole responsibility the conformity of gas cartridges with the provisions of 6.2.6 and all further applicable provisions of ADR.

The applicant shall

(a)    Carry out a design type examination of each type of gas cartridges (including materials to be used and variations of that type, e.g. volumes, pressures, drawings and closing and release devices) according to;

(b)    Operate an approved quality system for design, manufacture, inspection and testing according to;

(c)    Operate an approved testing regime according to for the tests required in 6.2.6;

(d)    Apply for the approval of his quality system for supervision of manufacture and for testing to one Xa body of his choice of the Contracting Party; if the applicant is not established in a Contracting Party he shall apply to one Xa body of a Contracting Party prior to first transport into a Contracting Party;

(e)    If the gas cartridge is finally assembled from parts manufactured by the applicant by one or more other enterprise(s), provide written instructions how to assemble and fill the gas  cartridges to meet the provisions of his type examination certificate.

Where the applicant and enterprises assembling or filling gas cartridges according to the instructions of the applicant, can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Xa body conformity with the provisions  of excluding (d) and (b), they may establish an in-house inspection service which may perform part or all of the inspections and tests specified in 6.2.6.

Design type examination

The applicant shall establish a technical documentation for each type of gas cartridges including the technical standard(s) applied. If he chooses to apply a standard not referenced in 6.2.6, he shall add  the standard applied to the documentation.

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