Dublin Tanker Repairs Services Ltd has been approved by the Irish Petroleum Industry Association to carry out tank tests on truck mounted tanks and semi trailers. In order to comply with the current Regulations, there is an obligation on Companies transporting Dangerous Goods such as Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene to have their tanks tested. There are two types of test and the following is a brief explanation on both tests;

Leakproofness Test

A leakproofness test should be carried out every 3 years after the tanker is put into service.

Tank to be cleaned to ensure it is “Gas Free”
At least 6 tank thickness tests per compartment
Air pressure tests on all compartments
Test all relief valves in a test chamber; monitor all outlets including manlids, dip caps and sequential valves
Pressure testing of the Vapour Recovery System
Vacuum pressure test to each API

On successful completion of the test, DTRS will issue a Certificate of Test and will attach a plate on the vehicle confirming the date the test was carried out and the next test due date.

Thorough Examination

This is a more comprehensive test and must be carried out after every 6 years throughout the life of the tanker. Items covered in this test include:

Tank to be cleaned to ensure it is “Gas Free”
Internal and external examination of all compartments
At least 6 tank thickness tests per compartment
Air pressure tests on all compartments
Test all relief valves in a test chamber; monitor all outlets including manlids, dip caps and sequential valves
Pressure testing of the Vapour Recovery System
Vacuum pressure test to each API

On successful completion of the test, DTRS will issue a Certificate of Test and will attach a plate on the vehicle confirming the date the test was carried out and the next test due date.

Pressure Testing

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We also pressure test other road tankers. If you have any specific requirements, please do not hesitaitate in contacting us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will deal with your enquiry as soon as possible.