Petroleum Conveyance: The Petroleum-Spirit (Conveyance) Regulations 1953
Her Majesty's Stationary Office
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The Petroleum-Spirit (Conveyance) Regulations, 1939, do not make special provision for tank wagons and tank trailers designed to be filled through a filling opening in a manhole and without a fixed filling pipe. Regulations 1, 2 (2), 7 and 8 of these Regulations make appropriate safety provisions for such vehicles, and Regulation 6(1) is consequential. Regulation 2(1) makes more detailed provision for preventing the accumulation of a static charge of electricity during filling or emptying. Under the amendments effected by Regulation 3 the maximum permitted capacity of a tank wagon is increased and more detailed provision is made as to the approval of tbe design of articulated vehicles of a capacity exceeding 1,500 gallons, and under Regulation 5 the maximum permitted capacity of the compartments into which larger tank wagons must be divided is increased. Regulationtion 4 makes a minor amendment in relation to articulated vehicles, and Regulation 6 (2) removes a minor restriction regarding filling pipes imposed in relation to conveyance in London and West Ham.