PAS 1008:2016 Specification for the performance and testing of a single-use flexitan

PAS 1008:2016

Specification for the performance and testing of a single-use flexitank

Status : Current   Published : September 2016


What is this PAS about?

It provides a framework for the manufacture of high-quality single-use flexitanks. Such flexitanks can be used to safely transport liquid without leaking or causing permanent damage to general purpose freight containers. 

Who is this PAS for?

The PAS is for anyone who manufactures or tests flexitanks. It will also benefit:

  • Shippers and cargo owners
  • Flexitank operators
  • Haulage companies
  • Forwarders and non-vessel owning freight container operators
  • Shipping lines
  • Rail operators
  • Freight container leasing companies
  • Insurance companies and protection and indemnity (P&I) clubs
  • The general public

Why should you use this PAS? 

PAS 1008 specifies requirements for:

  1. The material properties of the flexitank film and, where fitted, the sleeve
  2. The leak tightness of the loading/discharging valve(s)
  3. The flexitank system’s resistance to a rail impact defined as a 2g (gravitational unit) retardation or acceleration force
  4. The provision of flexitank informationIt also describes a method for testing the leak tightness of the loading/discharging valve(s) and a method of determining the flexitank’s suitability for intermodal transport by means of a rail impact test of the flexitank when installed in a GP freight container together with its restraining system.

What’s changed since the last update?

The key changes are to the materials clause (Clause 4) and the flexitank system rail impact test (Annex B).

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Standard NumberPAS 1008:2016
TitleSpecification for the performance and testing of a single-use flexitank
Publication Date30 September 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesPAS 1008:2014
DescriptorsTanks (containers), Freight containers, Storage, Liquids, Freight transport, Polyethylene
ISBN978 0 580 92024 0
File Size5.9 MB

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