Tanks and stationary container systems
What are stationary container systems?
A stationary container system is a fixed tank or a process container and its associated pipe works and fittings. The requirements for a stationary tank are more specific than for a process container.
For further information on stationary container systems, see:
Information Sheet on Stationary Container and Secondary Containment Systems (pdf, 109 kb)
Stationary tanks and process containers must meet certain safety requirements and may need to be certified.
A below-ground tank that no longer stores hazardous substances must be removed, or needs approval to remain below ground.
Secondary containment ensures that liquid substances can be contained if they escape from the container in which they are stored.