ADR Course Parts

ADR Revision Core Module

ADR is an EU Directive.

It covers all vehicles.

Tanker Module Page 2

Types of Tank

Atmospheric Tank
  1. Designed to work under normal pressure.
  2. Made of mild steel 3mm thick 4.5mm under ADR – Lighter and cheaper.
  3. Can go 6 years between cleans if used with the same contents.
Pressure Tank
  • Able to withstand internal pressure for the purpose of discharging the contents.
Top Discharge Tank
  1. For very dangerous loads no openings other than the upper surface.
  2. Up to 9000 Lts.
Elevated Temperature Tank
  • Tanks with insulation and some with heating coils to keep the contents in liquid state.
Waste Tank
  • Usually pressure / vacuum tanks – May be lined. – Can be opened at the back.
Gas Tank
  1. Liquid gas tank – strong barrel design capable of pressures of 120psi.
  2. Tube Manifold – Least common – A series of large strong cylinders attached to the vehicle.
  3. Cryogenic tank – A double or treble shelled ’vacuum flask’ Gas can be kept at –200c
Powder Tank
  • For transporting solids in power or granular form.

Tank Construction

Commonly made of:–
  1. Mild steel.
  2. Stainless steel.
  3. Aluminum.
  4. GRP.
Tanks can be lined with:–
  1. Rubber.
  2. Plastic.
  3. Glass.
  4. Lead.
  5. Lacquer.
  6. Titanium.

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