Frequently asked questions

UL Listing

UL (Underwriters Laboratory) UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in sustainability, renewable energy and nanotechnology. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, products and places in important ways, facilitating trade and providing peace of mind. QHC’s Self Bunded Storage Tank Containers are certified to meet UL142 and ULC-S601 which are globally accepted standards for fuel storage tanks up to 105kL capacity. Search UL certifications and listings - enter QHC's UL file number MH47074 in the UL file number field.

CCS – Chinese Classification Society

Founded in 1956, China Classification Society (CCS) is the only specialized organisation in China to provide classification services. CCS aims to provide services for the shipping, shipbuilding, offshore and related manufacturing industries and marine insurance by furnishing reliable classification requirements and providing independent, impartial and integral classification and statutory services to ships and offshore installations, for the promotion and safeguarding of the safety of life and property at sea and for the prevention of pollution to the marine environment.CCS is one of the thirteen full members of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). QHC containers are CCS certified to meet requirements for maritime transport of containers.

IMO - International Maritime Organisation

The International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) is facilitated by IMO, the International Maritime Organisation which is an agency of the United Nations. Released in 1972, the Convention for Safe Containers has two goals; one is to maintain a high level of safety of human life in the transport and handling of containers by providing generally acceptable test procedures and related strength requirements. The other is to facilitate the international transport of containers by providing uniform international safety regulations, equally applicable to all modes of surface transport. In this way, proliferation of divergent national safety regulations can be avoided. The requirements of the Convention apply to the great majority of freight containers used internationally, except those designed especially for carriage by air. As it was not intended that all containers or reusable packing boxes should be affected, the scope of the Convention is limited to containers of a prescribed minimum size having corner fittings ‑ devices which permit handling, securing or stacking. QHC Self Bunded Tanks are supplied with the a registered CSC approval plate and number fitted.

ISO Standards

Based in Geneva Switzerland, ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. International Standards give state of the art specifications for products, services and good practice, helping to make industry more efficient and effective. Developed through global consensus, they help to break down barriers to international trade. The ISO organization encompasses a network of members from 162 countries and 368 technical bodies who take care of standard development. QHC China designs its Self Bunded Fuel Storage tanks to comply with ISO standard TC104 Standard for Freight Containers which refers to the following ISO standards • ISO 668 – Freight Containers – dimensions and ratings
• ISO 830 – Freight Containers – terminology
• ISO 1161 – Freight Containers – Corner fittings specifications
• ISO 1496-1 – Freight Containers Specification & Testing – Part 1: General Cargo Containers for general purposes
• ISO 6346 – Freight Containers – Coding, Identification and Marking

Standards Australia

Standards Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, recognised by the Australian Government as the peak non-government Standards body in Australia. Standards Australia develops internationally aligned standards and is the Australian member of ISO and IEC. QHC Self Bunded Fuel Storage tanks are certified by a third party who is registered by the Australian Institute of Dangerous Goods Consultants to comply with the following Australian Standards: • AS 1692-2006 Steel tanks for flammable and combustible liquids
• AS 1940-2004 The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids
• AS 1657-1992 Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders – Design, construction and installation

National Transport Commisson

As of October 2010, the 7th edition of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG 7) has been implemented in all jurisdictions in Australia (except for the Northern Territory). The purpose of ADG7 is to provide consistent technical requirements for the land transport of dangerous goods across Australia. The Code should be read in conjunction with the model legislation. The 7th Edition of the Code adopts the structure, format, definitions and concepts of the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations while retaining some Australian specific provisions. It also incorporates additional provisions for the transport of infectious substances. ADG 7 compliance is a requirement where tanks are to be transported containing fuel. QHC’s range of Portable Self Bunded Fuel tanks are designed to comply with this requirement, specifically the part of the code that deals with packagings and IBCs (Intermediate Bulk Containers) Click here to download a copy ADG7 code, explanations of changes from previous versions and contacts for relevant authorities in your state or territory.

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