• 2016 December 23 16:57

    RS requirements for tank containers with a vessel of polymer composite materials approved by expert committee

    A new section - Part VIII “Containers from polymer composite materials” will be introduced to the Rules for Containers of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS), RS says in a press release.

    The results of research activity on working out the normative requirements for tank containers with PCM vessel were approved by an expert committee. At the technical meeting arranged by the Register, the representative of the leading enterprises engaged in development, testing and operation of the PCM products have recognized the novelty, applicability and practical relevance of the work performed and underlined the industry interest in the certification of transportation facilities with the PCM vessels in compliance with the national and international requirements.

    Besides new Part VIII, in the course of the research activity the amendments to the RS Rules for Technical Supervision of the Manufacture of Tank Containers with PCM Vessel, RS Rules for the Technical Supervision of the Tank Containers with PCM in Service, as well as the proposals on updating the Methodology Instructions on design, manufacture, operation and repair of the pressure vessels for the storage and carriage of dangerous cargoes in Part III “Non-Metal (Polymer) Composite Materials” have been developed.

    Further on, it is scheduled to development the requirements missing at the moment in the international normative base (in particular, in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code) related to the tank containers with PCM vessels that will allow to ensure carriage by all types of transport, including the transportation by sea.

    The above activity is caused by the first Russian container tank with a vessel of polymer composite materials (PCM) intended for multimodal transportation of deleterious substances, chemicals and petrochemicals. The Register is participating in this project since 2013 together with the leading Russian enterprises and operators of the container market - JSC “Research and production corporation UralVagonZavod”, Uralcryomash JSC, as well as the Center for Composites of Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)). In 2015 the tank container was subject to the prototype testing under the RS supervision, including hydraulic, dynamic, static and fire resistance tests. Based on the test results, the RS Certificates of Approval were issued that being the reason for starting the experimental service.

    The sample of the tank container with PCM vessel was presented to Dmitry Medvedev, Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, at the stand of UralVagonZavod production corporation at the exhibition “Transport of Russia-2016” held in Moscow in December.

    Established in 1913, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is one of the leading classification societies. Recognised by the European Union. Member of IACS. The RS activity is aimed at enhancing high standards of maritime safety and minimising the negative impact of human activities on the environment through scientifically based risk assessment and risk management procedures. 




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