Stationary Container Systems

A Stationary Container System is a stationary tank or process container and its associated equipment, pipe work and fittings, up to and including all transfer points. This includes the valves, vaporisers, oil burners, dispensers and fire fighting systems.
A Stationary Container Test Certificate is different to a Location Test Certificate and in some instances both will be required. The Location Test Certificate is for places where flammable or oxidising substances are stored. The Stationary Container rules apply to all hazardous substances - flammables (including diesel), toxics, corrosives and ecotoxic substances.

What is a Stationary Container System Test Certificate?
Test Certification is a verification against the legal requirements specified in the Transfer Notice*. This certification is required for all LPG stationary container systems as below:

  1. All below ground storage tanks or process containers with a capacity of more than 250 litres.
  2. All above ground LPG storage tanks with a capacity of more than 500 litres water capacity.

The certification of Stationary Container Systems is done by a Test Certifier approved to issue test certificates for Stationary Container Systems.

A register of Test Certifiers is available from the ERMA New Zealand website.

If the Stationary Container System fully meets the requirements of the Transfer Notice, the Test Certifier will issue a Stationary Container System Test Certificate.

*Hazardous Substances (Dangerous Goods and Scheduled Toxic Substance) Transfer Notice 2004 (as amended)