Leakproofness test

The applicant and enterprises finally assembling and filling gas cartridges according to the  instructions of the applicant shall:

(a)    Carry out the tests required in 6.2.6;
(b)    Record the test results;
(c)    Issue a certificate of conformity only for gas cartridges, which are in full compliance with the provisions of his design type examination and the applicable provisions of ADR and have successfully passed the tests as required in 6.2.6;
(d)    Retain the documentation as specified in during production and afterwards for a period of minimum five years from the last date of production of gas cartridges belonging to one type approval for inspection by the Xa body at random intervals;
(e)    Affix a durable and legible mark identifying the type of gas cartridge, the applicant and the  date of production or batch number; where due to limited available space the mark cannot be fully applied to the body of the gas cartridge, he shall affix a durable tag with this information to the gas cartridge or place it together with a gas cartridge in an inner packaging.

The Xa body shall:

(a)    Perform the necessary examinations and tests at random intervals, but at least shortly after starting of manufacture of a type of gas cartridges and thereafter at least once every three years, in order to verify that the procedure for design type examination of the applicant as well as that the manufacture and testing of the product are carried out in accordance with the design type certificate and the relevant provisions;
(b)    Check the certificates supplied by the applicant;
(c)    Carry out the tests as required in 6.2.6 or approve the program of testing and the in-house inspection service to carry out the tests.

The certificate shall contain as a minimum:

(a)    The name and address of the applicant and, when the final assembly is not carried out by the applicant but by an enterprise or enterprises in accordance with the written instructions of the applicant, the name(s) and address(es) of these enterprises;
(b)    A reference to the version of ADR and the standard(s) used for manufacture and tests;
(c)    The result of inspections and tests;
(d)    The data for marking as required in (e).


Surveillance of the in-house inspection service

When the applicant or enterprise assembling or filling gas cartridges has established an in-house inspection service, the provisions of excluding (d) and (b) shall be applied. The enterprise assembling or filling gas cartridges shall comply with the provisions relevant to the applicant.


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In accordance with Article 4, paragraph 1 of ADR, the entry of dangerous goods into the territory of Contracting Parties may be subject to regulations or prohibitions imposed for reasons other than safety during carriage. Such regulations or prohibitions shall be published in an appropriate form.

Subject to the provisions of 1.9.3, a Contracting Party may apply to vehicles engaged in the international carriage of dangerous goods by road on its territory certain additional provisions not included in ADR, provided  that  those  provisions  do  not  conflict  with  Article 2,  paragraph 2  of the Agreement, and are contained in its domestic legislation applying equally to vehicles engaged in the domestic carriage of dangerous goods by road on the territory of that Contracting Party.

Additional provisions falling within the scope of 1.9.2 are as follows:

(a)    Additional safety requirements or restrictions concerning vehicles using certain structures such as bridges, vehicles using combined transport modes such as ferries or trains, or vehicles entering or leaving ports or other transport terminals;
(b)    Requirements for vehicles to follow prescribed routes to avoid commercial or residential areas, environmentally sensitive areas, industrial zones containing hazardous installations or roads presenting severe physical hazards;
(c)    Emergency requirements regarding routeing or parking of vehicles carrying dangerous goods resulting from extreme weather conditions, earthquake, accident, industrial action, civil  disorder or military hostilities;
(d)    Restrictions on movement of dangerous goods traffic on certain days of the week or year.

The competent authority of the Contracting Party applying on its territory any additional provisions within the scope of 1.9.3 (a) and (d) above shall notify the secretariat of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe of the additional provisions, which secretariat shall bring them to  the attention of the Contracting Parties. 1

1    A General Guideline for the Calculation  of  Risks  in  the  Transport  of  Dangerous Goods  by  Road  may  be consulted on the website of the secretariat of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/danger.htm).

Tunnel restrictions

NOTE: Provisions concerning restrictions for the passage of vehicles through road tunnels are also included in Chapter 8.6.

General provisions

When applying restrictions to the passage of vehicles carrying dangerous goods through tunnels, the competent authority shall assign the road tunnel to one of the tunnel categories defined in Account should be taken of the tunnel characteristics, risk assessment including availability and suitability of alternative routes and modes and traffic management considerations. The same tunnel may be assigned to more than one tunnel category, e.g. depending on the hours of the day, or the day of the week etc.


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