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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter KPart 119Subpart D → §119.435


Title 46: Shipping
PART 119—MACHINERY INSTALLATION
Subpart D—Specific Machinery Requirements


§119.435   Integral fuel tanks.

(a) Diesel fuel tanks may not be built integral with the hull of a vessel unless the hull is made of steel or aluminum.

(b) During the initial inspection for certification of a vessel, integral fuel tanks must withstand a hydrostatic pressure test of 35 kPa (5 psig), or the maximum pressure head to which they may be subjected in service, whichever is greater. A standpipe of 3.5 meters (11.5 feet) in height attached to the tank may be filled with water to accomplish the 35 kPa (5 psig) test.

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