49 CFR 179.220-3 - Type.

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§ 179.220-3 Type.

(a) Tanks built under these specifications must consist of an inner container, a support system for the inner container, and an outer shell.

(b) The inner container must be a fusion welded tank of circular cross section with formed heads designed convex outward and must have a manway on top of the tank as prescribed herein. When the inner container is divided into compartments, each compartment must be considered a separate container.

(c) The outer shell must be a fusion welded tank with formed heads designed convex outward.

[Amdt. 179-9, 36 FR 21340, Nov. 6, 1971]

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Title 49 published on 2015-10-01

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  • 2015-11-18; vol. 80 # 222 - Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    1. 80 FR 71952 - Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains
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      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
      Response to appeals.
      November 18, 2015.
      49 CFR Parts 171, 172, 173, 174, and 179