180.415 Test and inspection markings.§ 180.415 Test and inspection markings.
(a) Each cargo tank successfully completing the test and inspection requirements contained in § 180.407 must be marked as specified in this section.
(b) Each cargo tank must be durably and legibly marked, in English, with the date (month and year) and the type of test or inspection performed, subject to the following provisions:
(1) The date must be readily identifiable with the applicable test or inspection.
(2) The markings must be in letters and numbers at least 32 mm (1.25 inches) high, near the specification plate or anywhere on the front head.
(3) The type of test or inspection may be abbreviated as follows:
(i) V for external visual inspection and test;
(ii) I for internal visual inspection;
(iii) P for pressure test;
(iv) L for lining inspection;
(v) T for thickness test; and
(vi) K for leakage test for a cargo tank tested under § 180.407, except § 180.407(h)(2); and
(vii) K-EPA27 for a cargo tank tested under § 180.407(h)(2) after October 1, 2004.Examples to paragraph (b).The markings “10-99 P, V, L” represent that in October 1999 a cargo tank passed the prescribed pressure test, external visual inspection and test, and the lining inspection. The markings “2-00 K-EPA27” represent that in February 2000 a cargo tank passed the leakage test under § 180.407(h)(2). The markings “2-00 K, K-EPA27” represent that in February 2000 a cargo tank passed the leakage test under both § 180.407(h)(1) and under EPA Method 27 in § 180.407(h)(2).
(c) For a cargo tank motor vehicle composed of multiple cargo tanks constructed to the same specification, which are tested and inspected at the same time, one set of test and inspection markings may be used to satisfy the requirements of this section. For a cargo tank motor vehicle composed of multiple cargo tanks constructed to different specifications, which are tested and inspected at different intervals, the test and inspection markings must appear in the order of the cargo tank's corresponding location, from front to rear.[Amdt. 180-2, 56 FR 27879, June 17, 1991, as amended by Amdt. 180-3, 56 FR 66287, Dec. 20, 1991; 57 FR 45466, Oct. 1, 1992; Amdt. 180-6, 59 FR 49135, Sept. 26, 1994; Amdt. 180-10, 61 FR 51343, Oct. 1, 1996; 68 FR 19290, Apr. 18, 2003; 68 FR 52372, Sept. 3, 2003]