What is a tank wagon?
A tank wagon is a vehicle used to transport liquid or gaseous hazardous substances by road or rail. Tank wagons are characterised as:
Operating my tank wagon
Operating your tank wagon requires:
emptying each compartment before you carry a substance with a different hazard classification
not filling compartments beyond the maximum filling level
supervising the transfer of the substance into or out of the tank wagon
not leaving the tank wagon for more than five minutes, and parking the tank wagon away from public areas
having the required fire extinguishers
allowing only authorised people to travel in the tank wagon or to be on the tank wagon for legitimate activities such as maintenance and inspection.
Tank wagons must be designed and operated in accordance with the Hazardous Substances (Tank Wagons and Transportable Containers) Regulations 2004, available on the New Zealand Legislation website.
The designs of tank wagons need to be approved. Once the design is approved, we will issue a registration number.
A tank wagon must have a design, pre-commissioning and in-service test certificate. Test certificates are issued by approved test certifiers.