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ICS 55.180.10

March 1999

English version

Offshore containers - Design, construction, testing, inspection and marking
Conteneurs pow utilisation en rner Conception, inspeetion el marquage construction, -is.


Offshore-Cytainer Bemessung, Konstnrktlon. P a n g , Ubenvachung und Kennzeidrnung


Thls European Standard was approved by CEN on 13 February 1999.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CENlCUJELEC lntemal Regulations which stipulate the oonditlons for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibllogtaphical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on applwlron lo the Cenlral Secretariat or .to any CEN member.
This European Standard exlsts In three official versions (English. French, German). A version in any other language made by translation under the responsibility 01 a CEN member into its own language and notified to the Central Secretariat has the same status as the offidal

CEN members are the nabonaJstanaards bodies of Austria. Belgium. Czech Republic. Denmark, Finhnd, France, Gennany, Greece. Iceland. Ireland. Ilaty. Luxembourg. Netherlands. Norway. Portugal. Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom



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0 1999 CEN

All rights of expbiiar~on in any form and by any means resewed worldwide for CEN national Members.

Ref. No. EN 12079:1999 E

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12. Periodic examination, tests and repairs ......................................



Annexe A (informative) Recommended knowledge and experience of staff responsible for ... . ........................................................... 34 inspection of offshore containers............... .

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Annex B Guidance on pre-tnp inspections.........................................................................

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List of tables
Charpy impact test temperature-Structural steel for primary structural members Chemical composition (ladle analysis) Mechanical propemes Alluminium alloys and tempers for rolled products Alluminium alloys and tempers for extruded products Documentation of materials Non-desrructive examination ('NDE) of structural welds Number of containers required for lifting test Schedule of examination and tests

Page 3 EN 12079:1999

This European Standard has been prepared by Technical Committee CENlTC 280 "Offshore containers", the secretariat of which is held by BSL

This European Standard shall be given the shtus of a national standard, either by publication of in identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by September 1999, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by September 1999.
According to the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland,France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the U n i t e d Kingdom.

7.Reeommendations for welding of metalic materials . Guidance as to the knowledge and experience. requirements for installation and use. Approval testing of welders . relating to offshore service containers. For dated references. intended for repeated use to.Fusion welding . required by those responsible for canying out inspections in relation to the system of periodic inspections specified in this standard.Part 1 : General delivery conditions EN 101 13-2 Hot-rolied products in weldable fine grain structural steels .Part 2 : Aluminium and aluminium alloys Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materialsPan I : General rules for fusion welding Spccific.ltion and approval of welding procedures for metallic materialsPm 2 : Welding procedure specification for arc welding Spcificalion and approval of welding procedures for metallic materialsPan 3 : Welding procedure tests for the arc welding of steels Spccification and approval of welding procedures for metallic rnaterialsPan 4 : Welding procedure tests for the arc welding of aluminium and its alloys EN 970 Non-des~mctive examination of fusion welds . is given in annex A Requirements for the lifting set and for non-transport related requirements. For undated references the latest edition of the publication referred to applies.Visual examination EN 1011-1 Welding .Part 1: .Part 2 : Guidance for femtic steels EN 10002-1 Metallic materials . subsequent amendments to or revisions of any of these publications apply to this European Standard only when incorporated in it by amendment or revision.9:1999 1. construction and marking of offshore freight and service containers with maximum gross mass not exceeding 25000 kg. It establishes a system for plating of offshore containers.Fusion weldin? -Part 1 : Steels Approval resting of welders .Tensile testing .Page 4 EN 120. e.g.Part 2 : Delivery conditions for normalizedlnormalized rolled steels .1 Hot-rolled products in weldable fine gain structural steels . General guidance for arc welding prEN 1011-2 Recommendations for welding of metalic materials . linked to a defined scheme for periodic examination and test and introduces a requirement for pre-trip iqspection of offshore containers. from and between offshore installations and ships. These normative references are cited at the appropriate places in the text and the publications are listed hereafter.Part 2: Non-alloy quality and special steels prEN 10250-3 Open die steel forgings for general engineering purposes -Part 3: Low alloy special steels EN 10113. are'outside the scope of the standard. Normative references This ~ u r o ~ e a Standard n incorporates by dated or undated reference.Part 1: Method of test (at ambient temperature) EN 10025 Hot-rolled products of non-alloy structural steels-Technical delivery conditions prEN 10250-2 Open die steel forgings for general engineering purposes . Scope This standard specifies transport related requirements for the design. provisions from other publications.

e. installation and servicing (IS0 9002: 1994) EN 45004 General criteria for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspections IS0 209-1 Wrought aluminium and aluminium alloys .3. lifting sets. . NOTE:The unit incorporates permanently installed equipment for lifting and handling and may include equipment for filling.Charpy impact test -Part 1: Test method EN IS0 9002 Quality systems . cooling. floor plates and protective frame members. 3.Specification and testing . permanent equipment: equipment that is attached to the container and which is not 3.1 Essential and non-redundant primary structure main structural elements which transfer the cargo load to the crane hook( i. shelves.1 Metallic materials . forming the "load path" from the payload to the lifting sling) and will include. gases and pressurized dry bulk IS0 1496-4 Series 1 freight containers .3.2 Non-essential primary structure other structural elements for which the main function is other than that described in 3. .Side and roof panels. from and between fixed and/or floating installations and ships.Model for quality assurance in production. NOTE:This may include.Page 5 EN 12079:1999 EN 10113-3 Hot-rolled products in weldable fine grain structural steels -Part 3 :Delivery conditions for thermomechanical rolled steels EN 10204 Metallic products . 3. securing points. primary structure: Load carrying and supporting frames and load carrying panels. are not considered to be part of the primary structure. refrigeration units.1 e.Part 4: Nonpressurized containers for dry bulk Definitions For the purposes of this standard. 1 equipment.Specification and testing . including corrugated panels. . although other primary structure may also be considered as essential 1 non-redundant.Part 3: Tank containers for liquids.Chemical composition and forms of products -Pdrt 1:ChemicaI composition IS0 1161 Series 1 freight containers -Comer fittings -Specification IS0 1496-1 Series I freight containers -Specification and testing-Part 1: General cargo containers for general purposes IS0 1496-3 Series 1 freight containers . handled in open seas.g.e. heating. etc. the following definitionsapply: offshore container: portable unit for repeated use in the transport of goods or 3 .2 cargo. at least: top and bottom side rails top and bottom end rails comer posts pad eyes.Types of inspection documents EN 10045. emptying. garbage compactors.3 Primary structure is divided into two subgroups: .3.g. to.

. NOTE : E amples of offshore freight containers are: .rams (kg). prototype: equipment item. these containers may have side mounted lugs suitable for use with the lifting equipment mounted on a skip lift vehicle.ave.. the mass of an empty container (without cargo and excluding lifting set ). . equipment boxes. by definition in units of mass.panel stiffeners and corrugations . in kg. i.secondary structure: parts which are not considered as load carrying for the purposes 3.g. Symbols The rating i. 3.bulk container: A container for the transport of solids in bulk. The payload.cargo basket: An open top container for general or special cargo. usually as a temporary installation e. wall and roof panels . .9 owner: legal owner of the offshore container or his delegated nominee.e.e. in kg. used for type testing. T and P are.doors. the maximum gross mass of the container and its cargo.4 of the design calculations. It may either be fabricated especially for type testing or selected at random from a production series. power plants. . stores.10 lifting set: items ofFintegrated lifting equipment used to connect the offshore container to the lifting appli. including the following components: .p NOTE:Normally constructed from flat steel plate forming the load bearing sections of the container. NOTE l : P = R .6 service task. the maximum permissible mass of cargo which may be safely transported by the container. control stations. waste. . channel or hollow section. 5 offshore freight container: offshore container built for the transport of goods. kilo.. ". garbage containers. i.In addition to the pad eyes for the lifting set. NOTE: not all container walls are corrugated. k .. .8 the product for which confoformity is being claimed. . workshops.T NOTE 2:R. waste skip: o en or closed offshore container used for the storage and removal of 3. 3 . . with bracing in the form of steel profiles e. in kg. those .g.general k go container: A closed container with doors. considered to be representative of 3.internal securing points.e.7 .structural components used for tank protection only . offshore service container: offshore container built and equipped for a special 3. The tare mass. laboratories.tank container: A container for the transport of dangerous or non-dangerous fluids. gas cylinder racks.g. being fitted horizontally and/or vertically around sides and ends. Where design requirements are based on the gravitational forces derived from these values.special container: A container for the transport of special cargo e. 3.

expressMih MPa or ~ l r n r n . .g.: . may cause exaeme loads in such conditions. e. e. Protruding parts (doors handles. ~. w damage to. with non-load bearing cladding where necessary (secondary structure).. the lifting set. corners i t h and raised to sufficient height above the frame and roof to prevent unintentional contact. The design air temperature..g.. J .?& .% .. Protruding parts on the outside of the offshore container that may catch other containers or struciures shall be avoided.~ . they shall be designed to wirhstand tilting at 30 O in any direction. etc.g. without overturning when loaded at its maximum gross mass. e. @ ? ..Page 7 EN 12079 :1999 forces are indicated thus: Rg.. . i..) shall be so placed or so protected that they do not catch the lifting set. waste skips with trapezium shaped siQes.of the container. % . however. . t.A. . from hitting other deck cargo or rigid parts of the ship structure. Tg and Pg the units of which are in newtons or multiples thereof. a minimum reference temperature used for the selection of steel grades used in offshore containers and equipment expressed in degrees centigrade. NOTE:Local impacts. the danger of sparks caused by the impact of aluminium against corroded steel (the thermite reaction) should be taken into account. hatch cleats.. . .. . "I.e. JJPI . . and the design calculations may treat such a container as a monocoque construction. The von Mises equivalent stress. . . O n l y the primary structure shall be considered in the design calculations. expressed in MPa QE N/mrn2 . . with only a non-stressed cover above the bracing where the pad eyes are attached.. t Where containers are designed for stacking. The specified minimum yield stress. TD shall not be higher than the (statistically) lowest daily mean temperature for the area where the offshore container is to operate and in no case shall be higher than -20°C.. the whole structure may be considered as a primary structure. with the centre of gravity consiaered to be at the half height . Containers shall be designed as structural frames (primary@fucture). . .y . and the lifting set hangs over the side of the top frame they shall be fitted with a method of protection for those exposed parts. NOTE:For containers with exposed aluminium. ?. Design General An offshore container shall have sufficient strength to aUow Ioading and unloading from supply vessels offshore operating in a sea state with significant wave heights of 6 m and to withstand impact from heavy seas. .. on certain types of containers. . T o prevent the 'containers from overturning (tipping) on a moving deck.

5R . in degrees and shall be . that pad eye shall be designed for a total vertical force of 5 Rg. no equivalent stress level. so that the resulting sling force on each pad eye is calculated as follows: d F= where 3R* (n ..2.2.1) pad eyes where n is the actual number of pad eyes.s Rg.3. the sling angle shall be taken into account.85 C. For lengths less than 10'.. Pad eyes shall be designed for a total vertical force of 3 Rg.2 for alumir?ium outside the heat affected zone.2 Structural strength 5.shall exceed the figure as calculated as oe= 0.T)g evenly distributed over the container floor...8 for 1SO AlMg4.2.7 for all other ~luminium alloys and tempers 5.2 and 5. 5. v is the angle between a sling leg and the vertical.5Mn-HARlAA5083 (H329see table 4) is 0. where for steel. .assumed to be 45" for design purposes with IS0 10' containers.2.2.2 Lifnng with lifting set The design force on the primary structure shall be calculated as 2. -.I) cos v F is the resulting sling force.2.A.2. for aluminium : Base material Heat affected zone where C = &. as described in clause 7 .2. oe. in newtons. . between (n . .1For design loads defined in 5. For tank containers.2. R is the tensile strength of aluminium is 0. NOTE: For containers with only one pad eye.Page 8 EN 1B7-9: 1999 5.To determine the resulting sling force on the pad eyes. The force shall be considered to be evenly distributed #. R .. the atthal distribution of the tare mass shall be used for the calculations. C = 0. n is the actual number of pad eyes (for calculation purposes n shall not exceed 4 and shail be not less than 2). .7 P .1 General The required suength of a container shall be determined by calculation and verified by type tests. To achieve this the internal load shall be taken as (2. v should be defined differently by arrangement between the purchaser / manufacturer.

2.2. .shall be taken as ( of very short duration. any assumptions concerning support conditions shall be stated. in accordance with 7.2.4 When simplified calculations are used.25 Rg For other frame members of the side structure.1 General Impact loads are dynamic lo.2. 5. .3 Lifting with fork lifr truck The design force on the primary structure shall be calculated as 1. the design load shall be taken as 1.3.6 Tg.3.3. Where fork pockets are intended only for hancUing of the empty container. Impact loads 5. 5.2 and 5.2 Hori:ontal impact The main frame structure shall be dimensioned to withstand a local horizontal impact force acting at any point.Onall other frame members in the sides the load may be considered as acting at right angles to the side.6R.3 and to perform a drop test for vertical impact on comers.Page 9 EN 12079 :1999 Rg. The calculated (static equivalent) stresses due to impact shall be combined with the lifting stresses resulting from static lifting forces (Rg).3.2. is the total length of the rail or post in mrn. dynamic calculations or tests should be carried out to verify the ability of a container to withstand such loads. Ideally. and each beam is considered separately.15 Rg Maximum calculated deflections at these loadings shall not exceed: For comer posts and bottom side rails where 1. including the top rails:.T)g evenly distributed over the container floor.2. Equivalent stresses shall not exceed: ere = C (see 5.0. To achieve this the internal load . This force may act in any horizontal direction on the comer post.staticequivalents to an impact force: For container posts and side rails of the bottom structure: . However.3. for most applications it shall be sufficient to carry out simplified static calculations as specified in 5.2. I) The following vaIues shall be used for the .

5.5 ~ i n i m h m material thickness F The following minimum material thickness (t) requirements shall apply.25 Rg at the centre span.1) Calculated deflections shall not exceed where 1.4. c) for secondary suucture made from metallic materials: d) for waste skips of monocoque design (see 5.3 Vertical impact A vertical impact test shall be carried out in accordance with 7.2.1) within an area of up to 100 mm from the side edges : t = 6 mrn for the remaining parts of the side structure: t=4mm. . Lf the deck is at an angle. parts forming the outside of the container: for R 2 1000 kg.2. the side rails and end rails in the base shall be able to withstand vertical point forces of 0.e. including the doors. .3.t = 4 mm b) for all other parts of the primary structure: t=4mm. As dynamic calculations would be very complex. 5. Such impact forces cannot be readily simulated by static forces. NOTE: 1. t = 6 mrn for R < 1000 kg.6 Pg evenly distributed over the whole surface. a) for external parts of comer posts and bottom rails i. is the total length of the rail. is a (nominal) reference length and will often be different from the actual span of a beam.4 Internal forces on container walls Each container wall.4. the first impact will be on a corner. t=2mm. For horizontal impact on tank containers for dangerous cargoes see 5. 5.4. it is usually sufficient to verify the strength by a vertical impact test as described in 7. In addition. Equivalent stresses shall not exceed: ce= C (see 5.2. without suffering any permanent deformation. 5.2. NOTE: Maximum vertical impact forces are likely to occur when a container is lowered onto the deck of a heaving supply vessel.2. is thelength of the shortest edge of the wall being considered.Page 10' EN 12479 :1999 For other frame members where 1. shall be designed to withstand an internal force of 0.

4. When intennediatd cargo decks are designed to support other than half the total payload. open topped. r where Y is the dynamic factor (= 3). . inchding hinges and locking devices. design. etc. . Double doors shall have at least one such locking device on each door. 5. Doors shall be capable of being secured in the open position. e.5 Pg Y. . . corrosion allowances.4 Internal securing points Containers for general cargo shall have internal securing points.1 Floor Containers liable to fill with water. Locking devices shall be secure against opening of the doors during transport and lifting. 5.4 : Additional design details 5. Each shall be designed to withstand a force of at least 10 W. For other primary structure. however care shall b e taken to avoid corrosion. 5. If weathertightness is required.2 Doors and hatches Doors and hatches. ~ i n g e shall s be protected against damage from impact loads. ' . 5 . Locking arrangements shall be protected to prevent dislodgement by impact. uniformly distributed. shall have a suitable drainage facility.4.4.g. shall be designed for at least the same horizontal forces as the primary structure. . the doors shall be equipped w i t h seals. 3 Welding Essential and non-redundant primary structural members shall be welded with full penetration welds.4. the use of fillet welds shall be justified by design appraisal (including calculations and consideration of failure modes). the desi~n requirement shall be calculated accordingly.3 Intermediate cargo decks When intermediate cargo decks are fitted they shall be designed to withstand a force of at least 0. the need for impact tests of the material. Note: A minimum of 12 are generally required. locking directly to the top and bottom frame.Page 11 EN 12079:1999 NOTE:The thicknesses may have to be increased beyond these values to take account of special considerations such as rating. 5. Intermittent fillet welding of secondary structure is acceptable.

Page 12 EN 12079:1999 5. or to damage the free edges at the cut-out. height.plates with specified through thickness properties shall be used. dangerous cargoes. Pad eyes shall be so designed as to permit free movement of the shackle and sling termination without fouling the pad eye. Lifting points shall be positioned on the container to preclude. Re. tolerances between shackle bolt and pad eye hole diameter shall not exceed 6 % of the nominal shackle bolt diameter. the comer fittings are not intended for lifting with slings offshore.6 Pad eyes In order to prevent lateral bending moments on pad eyes. as far as practicable.3. Fork lift pockets shall be located such that the container is stable during handling and driving with fork lift truck.4. NOTE 1: Special requirements apply for fork pockets on tank containers for NOTE 2: Partial bottom openings may be dlowed provided the openings are of such a size and located so that it is not possible for the fork tines to penetrate or seize in the opening. However. Container length.1.'and pass through the base (see 9.5 Fork 1 8pockets When fitted. The tolerance between pad eye thickness and inside width of shackle shall not exceed 25 % of the inside width of the shackle. they shall be aligned with the sling to the centre of lift. The diameter of holes in pad eyes shall match the shackle used.1). 5. whichever is the greater. If the lifting force is transferred through the thickness of a plate having a thickness greater than 25 mm. Lf a container is fitted with pockets that are only for empty handling. Pockets shall be located as far apart as practicable but need not be more than 2050 mm apart from the cenue of pocket to centre of pocket.4. and shall as far as possible be designed to avoid damage from other containers.5 O. fork lift pockets shall be installed in the bottom structure and shall have a closed bottom and top. see 5 S. r Pad eyes shall not protrude outside the boundaries of the container. maximum concentrated messes at the hole edges shaIl be below proof stress. 2. . the container shall be marked according to 9. Any difference in the diagonal measurements between lifting point centres shall not exceed 0. the risk of slings fouling against the container or its cargo during normal use. The minimum opening of the fork lift pockets shall be 200 mm x 90 mm. Kote: Where ISO-corner fittings are mounted in conjunction with' pad eyes. Pad eyes shall be welded to the frame with full penetration welds.3 % of the length of the diagonal. or 5 mrn. with a maximum manufacturing tolerance of +. width and rating shall be taken into account. at design load.

5.2 Frame r In addition. 5 .g.5. NOTE:Lifting offshore with shackles in these comer fittings is not acceptable. 5.3 Tanks forfluids Tank design shall conform to the relevant sections of IS0 1496-3. including those consrructed from cheques plate. All offshore contnlner the design requirements already specified in this standard. 5 .).4. the frame shall be designed to protect thc ~ a n k and equipment (valves.otherenvironmental forces to which it may be exposed. 5. Tanks for dangerous cargoes shall fulfil the requireinenp of the IMDG Code. In addition due account shall be taken of fluid surge arising from partly filled tanks. or an electricd connection. Tank containers General . e.9 Coating and corrosion protection Offshore containers sh.5.4. use of suitable mat trial and/or corrosion and paint protection. Any external connections. A tank and its support shall be able to withstand lifting and impact loads. shall be coated with a permanent non-slip medium. 5. The following factors shall be used: Dynamic factor (load factor) Design factor against breaking (safety factor) ' Y=3 s =2 NOTE: Equipment permanently installed on a container is considered to be part of the container for certification purposes. 1 In addition to compty~ng with other relevant design codes and requirements. man-holes. shall be protected against damage.P a g e 13 EN 12079:1999 Where ISO-corner fittings are mounted to offshore freight containers they shall conform to IS0 1161. 5. tank containers shall be suitable for offshore service.lll be suitable for the offshore environment by means of construction. etc.5. and shall be designed according to a recognized code for pressure vessels. . a supply of pressurized air.8 Equipment Equipment on offshore containers s h d be designed and installed to withstand the dynamic loading and .

It shall not be possible for any part of the lifting set to foul fittings. by fork-lift. shall be spaced sufficiently close together to give the necessary protection. . weldability. shall not be used.1 Steel. heat treatment. .3. mechanical properties and impact energy propenies shall.6 Contuinersforbulksolids Bulk containers shall be designed according to the relevant sections of IS0 1496-3 or I S 0 14964 but shall in addition be suitable for offshore service. shall be protected by beams or plating. least 10 mm.2. the residual clearance between the member and any part of the tank shell or its fittings shall be at .Page 14 EN 12. Protective beams shall be placed at or near the location where the t a n k shell is nearest to the outer plane of the sides. . with proof stress above 500 Nfmrn-. Extra high sbength steels. At the maximum calculated elastic deflection of any side member. 5. all parts of the tank and fittings shall be suitably protected from impact damage. the following requirements apply: The top of the t a n k and its fittings shall be protected by beams. No part of the underside of the tank 'shell (including sumps). When materials of different galvanic potential are joined together. be suitable "for the purpose. In additionEto the requirements of 5. the bottom valves or n m above the bottom of the framework other fittings. manhole cleats or other protrusions on the tank.5. Beams. the design shall be such that galvanic corrosion is avoided. plates or grating and no part of the tank or its fittings shall ext~nd to within 100 mm of the top of the frarnework. 6.4 Impact protection on tank containers fbr dangerous cargoes On tank containers for dangerous cargoes. 5.073 :1999 NOTE: IMDG have restrictions for loaded handling of tanks of over a certain length. shall extend below a level 150 r Any such part extending to within 300 mm of the bottom of the framework. NOTE: These may be either pressurized tanks or non-pressurized containers for gravity discharge. general The chemical composition. Reference should be made to Chapter 13 of the IMDG code. Tank containers designed with direct connection between the tank and the side or top frame elements shall be subject to special consideration.

the steels shall possess adequate fracture energy. . Specified proof suess in ~ l r n r n ' Figure 1 Charpy V . Test temperatures shall be as given in table 1.10 -. ~ a b i 1: e Charpy impact test temperature Structural steel for primary structural members Materid thickness (t) in m m t112 12cts25 t>25 - - h p a c t test temperature in "C TD-1. In order to avoid initiation of brittle fracture.20 The average energy absorption for base material specimens with their axis parallel to the final rolling direction shall not be less than given in figure 1.Part 2: Guidance for ferritic steels Tensile testing shaU be carried out according to EN 10002-1. For specimens with their axis transverse to the final rolling direction the valve shall be two thirds of that for longitudinally orientated specimens.notch.Page 15 EN 12079:1999 Welding consumables shall be according to EN 1011-1 Recommendations for welding of metallic materials Part 1 General guidance and prEN 1011-2 Recornendations for welding of metallic materials . Steels for primary structures shall be tested by the Charpy impact (V-notch) method according to EN 10045-1. TD TD. values for steel .

2. TD (see 4 and 5.1 shall be used.2. reference shall be made to prEN 10250-2 .2.3 Steel forgings When required forged carbon. 6. Alloy steels shall be delivered in quenched and tempered condition. NOTE: 11 may hr.2. .1). necessary to verify the non-ageing properties by tests.1 and 6. and carbon-manganese steels shall be used in the offshore container structure.4 steel castings in ISO-cornerjittings The tensile stre!gth of ISO-comer fittings (see 5.Open dic stccl forgings for general engineering purposes.2 Groups of steels Structural steels for the primary structure shall be carbon steel. carbon-manganese steel.and the proof stress shall be not less than 220 ~/rnrn2. material grades specified in EN 10025 andlor EN 10113 which meet the requirements in 6. carbon-manganese micro-alloyed steel or low-alloyed steel. 6. The chemical composition shall be in accordance with that set out in table 2 and mechanical properties shall be in accordance with table 3. The impact test temperature shall be equal to the design air temperature. The chemical composition shall be suitable for the thickness in question.1 General requirements Where required. steels for welding shall be made by either open hearth. Steels in the primary structure shall be killed and fine grain treated. 6 . Only materials with non-ageing properties shall be used. For chemical and mechanical properties of alloy steels. Part 2: Non-alloy quality and special steels.7) made from cast steel shall be not less than 440 Nlrnrn. 2 Rolled steels in offshore container structures 6.Page 16 EN 1207. r 6. For suuctural members.4.9:1999 Impact energy in welds or in the longitudinal direction in heat affected zones shall be not less than 27 J at test temperature (table 1).and to prEN 10250-3 Open die steel forgings for general engineering purposes. Part 3:Low alloy special steels. electric furnace or the basic oxygen steel process.2. Such forgings shall hc mddc from fully-killed and fine-grain treated non-ageing steel.

70 1.015 Cr+iVi+Cu+ Mo Mn 0.035 The carbon equivalent shall not exceed 0. heat treatment. Aluminium alloys used in offshore containers shall be made by rolling or extruding.H [N/mm2] mi11 MechanicaI properties Reduction of Tensile strength Elongalion lmpacr Energy area Rm AYI As Z ~lv/rnrn'] (Joule) I%l [%] min m i n min at -20°C 40 430 to 600 27 220 25 Average value on 3 ISO-V notch impact specimens acc. weldability and mechanical properties shall be suitable for the purpose.. Aluminium alloys and temperCspecified in table 4 and 5 may be used. C max Page 17 .20 Chemical Composition % N i Cu Mo Cr max mar max max max 0.30 020 0.25 0.. EN 12079:1999 Table 2.45% Aluminium may be replacedpartly or totally by other fine graining elements as stated in the approved specifications 2 ' Table 3 Mechanical properties.OS S mar 0. One individual value may be below the average value but s h l l not be lower than 70% of the average. . When ~nilterials of different ~alvanic potential are joined together. & - -A Yield strength R.90 to Si rnax 020 P mar 0.. The chemical UR W2. .. Use of other alloys or tempers shall be subject to special consideration.035 0. Chemical composition (ladle analysis) ' A 1 min 0. the design shall be such that gaivanic corrosion is avolded.

suitability and possible hazards caused by use of these materials. NOTE:Consideration should be given to strength.5 Mn 5154 5086 5454 HAR 1H32 HBR I H34 0 I0 HAR / H32 HBR I H34 010 5083 HAR / H32 HBR / H34 010 AlSiMgMn 6082 TB I T 4 TE I T5 TF / T 6 010 NOTE: AA = American Aluminium Association. These references are included for information as usen may encounter these references in practice. .5 AlMg 4 AlMg 3 Mn AlMg 4.Page 18 EN 12079:1999 Table 4: Aluminium alloys and tempers for rolled products Alloy - Temper IS0 209 .5 Mg - AA IS0 I AA 6063 AlSiMgMn .1 AlMg 2. 5754 HAR I I 3 3 2 HBR I H34 0I 0 HAR 1 H32 HBR 1H34 AlMg 3. NOTE: AA = American Aluminium Association. fibre reinforced plastics and other non-metalIic materials shall not be used in primary structures.5 --- AA 5052 IS0 I AA HAR l H32 HBR I H 3 4 HCR I H36 010 010 m g3 . . 6082 TB I T 4 TF I T6 TF I T6. durability. plywood. Table 5 : Aluminium alloys and tempers for extruded products Alloy Temper IS0 209 1 AiSi 0. These references are included for inf6rmation as users may encounterthese references in prac6cc. Non-metallic materials Timber.

2 ISOcorner tirrings X X Pod eyes O~her primq sinrmnl X members Sccondq S I ~ I C I ~ I I . The tests described in 7. Table 6: Documentation of materials Structure Documentation according to EN 10204 Inspection ce~ificate 3.1. The purpose of these tests is to prove the design. NOTE 2: Type testing may not replace design review.5 :Material inspection documents Materials used for the construction of offshore containers shall be furnished with documentation in accordance with cable 6.4 are required for all offshore container types.3 and 7.B Test report 2. XOTE 1: Type tests demonstrate that offshore containers certified as conforming to the requirements of this standard possess the mechanical properties specified.1 Any change of design. . If i t 'is not possibIe to place all the tesr mass inside the container. which may lead to a modification of the mechanical properties defined in t h ~ sstandard. and shall be considered as design requirements. Type testing General 7. but may in cenain cases be a p-mird substitute for strength calculations. some of it may be placed outside or under the container. The test mr\sses shall normally be evenly distributed inside thecontainer. A container selected for type testing shall be representative of the production units and not a hand built pre-production development container. material and method of manufacture. It shall be built in conformity with plans and darn and using tooling comparable to those planned for subsequent production.idetl that this gives n loading on the structure similar to the distribution of the con tiliner Inndi 112in operating condition.Page I9 EN 12079: 1999 6. Non-destructive e-xamination (NDE)may be required after testing.C Inspection certificate 3. pro\. All materials for primary structures shall be identifiable against the certificates. shall require that the relevant type tests are c&ed out on the modified container. specification of material and method of manufacture outside normal manufacrurin~tolerances. ~ ~ ~ members X 7. I .

shall be either lowered or dropped on to a workshop floor of concrete or other rigid structure.5 R-T. The container shall be loaded to a total gross mass of 2.1 General The force shall be applied using calibrated weights and lifting the container by a lifting appliance or by means of a suitable test rig. It shall be held for 5 minutes before measurements are taken. as well as with the whole test load on the floor.other damage after testing.3. the suspending wire and hook may.5 R-T. After the test there shall be no permanent deformation. No deflection. In both cases. see 5. Lifting test 7. 7. the container shall be so inclined that each of the bottom side and end rails connected to the lowest comer forms an angle of not less than 5 " with the floor.3 Two-point lifting . NOTE 1: This floor may be covered with a sheathing of wooden planks with a thickness not exceeding 50 mm. The container shall be carefully lifted in such a way that no significant acceleration forces occur. Therefore the impact speed should be greater if a lowering test is used.s R. situated diagonally opposite each other. The offshore container shall show no permanent deformation or. An offshore container fitted w i t h four pad eyes shall also be lifted from only two pad eyes.4 Vertical impact test The container.1 General The container shall be lifted by a lifting set with an angle to the vertical equal to the design angle. Test equipment and verification 7. The lifting set normally fitted to the container shall not be used. .Page 20 EN 12079:1999 If the container has an additional cargo deck the test load shall be evenly divided between the floor and the additional deck. If the additional deck is removable. NOTE 2: If the container is lowered from a crane. dampen the impact compared to a free-fall drop test. with its internal test mass corresponding to payload P. 7. NOTE:T h i s can be achieved by putting in an internal test mass of R and lifted using all the pad eyes.. with a total mass of 1. it will be necessary to carry out the test with the test load divided between the additional deck and the floor.4. NOTE:The test load may be obtained by putting in an internal test mass of 2. during testing shall be greater than 1/300 of the span of the member.

specifications and procedures.Page 21 EN 12079:1999 However. One of the following procedures shall be carried out a) Drop test An internal loud equal to the payload (P) shall be safely secured and the container shall be ' inclined as described above. . NOTE 5 : WARNIXG: These tests may cause considerable tremors in the building! Other tests When required other tests shall be carried out for containers of unusual configuration. the container shall drop freely for at Ieast 50 mnl to give it a speed at initial impact of at least I mls. The mnnukrcturer shall ensure the quality of his procedures and facilities through operation of a quality assurance system at least in accordance with EN IS0 9002. These shall be agreed in advance with the certifying body. the greatest height difference between the highest and lowest point of the underside of the container corners need not be more than 400 mrn. When released. jrnls. NOTE 3: On closed dry cargo containers this will normally be at the door end. The container shall be lowered to the floor at a constant speed of not less than 1 . The impacting comer shall be the one expected to have the lowest rigidity. NOTE 4: Cracks in welds and minor deformations may be repaired. No signiijcant permanent damage shall occur. Tanks for clangerous cargoes shall in addition be tested according to the requirements of the IheIDG Code. . b) Lowering test An internal loud equal to the paylodd (P) shall be safely secured and the container shall be inclined as described above. The container shall be suspended from a quick release hook. Production documents according to this standard shall be prepared and approved before production starts. Production General Production shall be performed according to approved drawings.

magnetic particle examination shall be required in addition to radiographic examination.2 Primary structure 8. ultrasonic and. For t > 12 mm four sets of impact tests shall be made: one set in the weld metal.4 Inspection of welds 8. welding procedure tests and approval of welding procedures shall be in accordance with relevant clauses of EN 288 and with the requirements stated below. Test temperatures and test results shall comply with the requirements given in 6. non-destructive examination (NDE) Visual inspection shall be performed as described in EN 970.1 including table 1.Page 22 EN 12079 :1999 8.1 General During production-and on the finished product it shall be possible to identify the materials used for the primary structure and l i n k them with the corresponding documentation. one set at the fusion line. Unless otherwise agreed. one set in the heat affected zone (HAZ) 2 rnm away from fusion line and one set 5 mrn away f r o m fusion line. . The percentages specified in table 7 shall apply to the total length of weld for the type of structural assembly in question. structural welds shall be examined as stipulated in columns I to IV in table 7 with those in columns J I I and IV being employed in the event that such is required and practicable.2. and other for primary structure. F Other NDE methods shall be. 8. 8.4. ---------- Approved welding procedures shall be used for the welding to be carried out on the primary smme.2.2. Welding procedure specifications.2.2 Approved welders Welders shall be approved in accordance with EN 287. Impact tests are required as part of the welding procedure tests. chosen with due regard to the conditions influencing the sensitivity of the methods.1 Genera! Welds shall be subject to visual inspection for primary and secondary structures. Preliminary welding procedure specifications shall form the basis for the preparation of welding procedure tests. When fuel gas welding is applied.

2 Non-destructive examination (NDE)procedures and NDE operators Procedure specifications for NDE-methods shall be established and followed.3. J - NOTE: Documentation of adequate competence based on recognized qualification schemes may be required.2. Table 7: Non-destructive examination (NDE) of structural welds Page 23 EN 12079:1999 Category of member T y p e of joint Type of examination I Visual examination D [ m TV Magnetic particle examination') 20 % Ulmonic Radiographic examination2) examination Primary A: Essential/ Non-redundant Butt welds T-joints 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 10 % lo0 % Primary B: Other Secondary 'I 2' Butt welds T-joints/ fillet welds 20 % 20 % 10 % 100 % 100 % 20 % All types Dye penenant examination shall be used where magnetic particle examination is not possible.4.3 Weld acceprance criteria The soundness of welded joints shall conform to the recognized standard regulations or relevant rules for acceptability of weld imperfections.2. 8. The NDE operators shall issue reports describing the weld quality. The reports shall distinguish clearly between accepted and rejected welds. 8. NOTE: The categories applicable to the structural members shall be agreed w i t h the certifying body in each case. NDE operators shall be capable of performing a satisfactory operational test under production conditions using a qualified procedure appropriate for the NDE method and welded joints in question.'. Depending on material thickness and possibility. and the number of repairs carried out to meet the specified acceptance standard shall be stated.. . The inspection report shall specify the NDE methods and procedures and include all NDE-parameters necessary for a proper assessment.

4 1 Lifh'ng test : During the production of a batch of offshore containers.4. For the remaining containers. The number of containers to be tested shall be agreed in advance and is dependent on the total number in the production series. shall be submitted to the all-point lifting test described in 7. the test shall be carried out in accordance with the weatherproofness test specified in IS0 1496-1.2 and shall meet all specified requirements. The welding of the secondary structure shall be according to EN 288. 11 -20 Number to be tested1) 1 2 3 4 21 -40 2 40 10% ')The quantity given includes the container which was type tested. some. the following weatherproofness tests shall be canied out. prevent water from entering. if required. selected at random. the water test may be replaced by a simple light test for which the inspector shall procede as follows: . Table 8: Number of containers required for lifting test Total number in series 1-5 6-10 . For the prototype and 10 8 of the containers in a production series.3.2 Weatherproofness testing If a type of offshore container is specified to be weatherproof. F 8.3 Secondary structure The fabrication procedure shall reflect the requirement that the secondary structure shaIl prevent cargo f r o m falling out of the offshore container and. Table 8 shall be used to determine the minimum number of containers to be tested which shall include the container which was type tested. 8.Page 24 EN 12079:1999 8.4 Production testing 8.

4.1 Safety marking The tops of closed containers and the top rails of open and framed containers shall be marked as follows: ..1 an4 8. if the roof of the container is recessed below the top perimeter rail. not less than 75 mm high. NOTE: Appropriate provision should be kade to ensure that there is no risk to the health and safety of the inspector 8.4. . 9.I. NOTE: Aluminium containers may need to be specially marked to warn of the danger of sparking (see 5. ! Open and framed containers.rcd mdlm t t . .t m ~ d . Where a container is fitted with fork pockets designed for handling the container only when empty (e.3) 'or the lifting test requirements (see 7. require the doors t i ' b e closed closed and allow sufficient time to become accustomed to the darkness (at least 3 minutes).1) the manufacturer shall identify the cause of failure and rectify all affected containerb.1). The container number shall be prominently displayed on all sides of the container (as viewed from ground level) in characters of a contrasting colour.g. In the case of failure of any container to meeteither the weld acceptance criteria (see 8. While a powerful light is directed at all external smfaces. . examine the interior of the container for light penetration No light penetration shall be observabl$with the naked eye or with normally corrected vision. at least the top surface of the top rail shall be marked.Page 25 EN 12079:1999 Enter the container. NOTE 1: For open sided containers it may be necessary to attach panels specifically to carry the container number. The recertified containers shall then be reinsptt. The recommended marking is 'ALUMINIUM CONTAINER' on all four sides in letters at l'east 75 mm high. etc. shall be marked with hatching in a contrasting colour on the top rails. shipping documentation. Marking 9.2. on some tanks and long baskets) then the words "Empty lift only" shall be clearly displayed near each set of fork pockets in characters not Iess than 50 mm high.5 Failure of production containers ' .2 Identification markings Each container shall be marked with a container number issued by the owner as a unique identification which shall be the common cross-reference on all in-service certification. Closed containers shall be marked with a band of solid contrasting colour not less than 100 mm wide round the roof perimeter.3.

~aon (e.2 and 10. If the container is fitted w i t h an intermediate deck the eayload of the deck shall be displayed on the inside of the container in a position where it is'clearly visible at all times. or. termed 'OFFSHORE CONTAINER DATA PLATE' but shall still carry all the information specified in 10. the words "On hire to .3 Plates shall be made of corrosion resistant material securely attached externally in a manner designed to avoid unauthorized or accidental removal. Immediately below the matt black square the maxidum gross mass. Lf a container is used to transport dangerous goods. to avoid misinterpretation additional marking shall be kept to a minimum. The data may be combined onto a single plate.. the tare mass. Plating of contained 1 0 . .9:1999 I f a container has a roof.. on containers with no doors. including the letter symbol for earth connection. . . The user of the container may add additional information marking such as owners name.Where character s i z e is restricted by the available space they should be as large as practicable. This shall be located on one door (where fitted) or on the side of a container without doors. they shall be termed 'the information plate' and 'the inspection plare'.2 and 10.. NOTE 2: In exceptional circumstances the owner may change the container number and re-mark the container accordingly.. Where applicable the lower edge of the marking shall be positioned near the side of the container in which the door is located. .." may appear across the top to identify the user. the requirements of the lMDG code regarding hazard warning labels shall be followed. 1 General Containers shall be fitted with plates carrying the information specified in 10. Zone marking).3. The plates shall be fitted to a door. The marking shall be carried out in such a way as to avoid incorrect interpretation (e. cargo hazard.etc. shall be displayed in this location.g.Page 26 EN 1207. the container number shall be displayed on the rooi in characters 300 mm high or more. etc. in a prominent position. and the payload (in kilograms) shall be displayed in characters of a! contrasting colour not less than 50 mm high... in characters of a contrasting colour not less than 50 mm high. by underlining). However.. Where two plates are employed. . In this case tlk inspection plate should be replaced (clause 10) and the certificate of conformity revised (clause 11) Information markings On each container a matt black square not less than 4 ' mm ~ x 400 mm shall be provided for information markings such as destination. : Any additional marking for electrical hazard classific.4 Other markings . NOTE: When the owner is a leasing or rent4 company.g.. ) . . 8 : 9. '.

the plate shall not carry the date of the next inspection. at the design sling angle. The information on the plates shall be in the English language. payload in kilograms and intermediate deck payload (if applicable). kg at . NOTE: Provision for an additional language may be made. . NOTE: A recommended format for the plate is shown in figure 2. . T a r e mnsa Pay load: Ce~lifica~c net Container lntcrrnediate deck kg kg kg Design tempcrarurc "C Figure 2: Information plate 10. The text shall be permanently and legibly marked on the plates in characters not less than 4 rnm in height. 103 Information plate The plate shall be headed "OFFSHORE CONTAINER DATA PLATE EN 12079 " - The plate shall contain the following information: fabricator's serial number. owner's name and international telephone number(s). maximum gross mass in kilograms. Provision shall be made on the plate to facilitate permanent marking to record a minimum of nine inspections.2). ceni ficate number.Page 27 EN 12079:1999 Aluminium rivets have been found to be unsuitable as a fixing method in the offshore environment and shall not be used.3 Inspection plate The plate shall be headed: OFFSHORE CONTAINER . . tare mass in kilograms. date of last inspection.WSPECTION DATA The plate shaII contain the following inforrnation: owner's container number (see 9. ' I Fabrica[~on no Maximum pros\ OFFSHORE CONTAINER DATA PLATE -5. design temperature. To avoid confusion.

' and visual examination. and the unique identification mark of the competent person. OFFSHORE CONTAINER-JHSPECTION DATA I Container no. .4 Date of last inspection This shall be the date on which the most recent inspection was carried out to the satisfaction of the a competent person. or suffix VN.5 Marking on the plate The. Together with the date. nondestructive examination. 11.1 General All containers to be used offshore shall be issued with a certificate of conformity to this standard.1.plate shall be marked permanently immediately after the inspection is carried out. except by prior agreement with the shipper. indicating proof load test.Page 28 EN 1207-9:1999 NOTE:A recommended format for the plate is shown in figure 3. Either: suffix T. the following shall also be permanently marked.: 1 Tel: + : + + + Inspections: Figure 3: Inspection plate 10. or suffix V. Certificate of copfonnity 11. NOTE: Containers with less than 30 days currency of certification should not be shipped to any offshore installation.2. indicating visual examination only. indicating non-destructive examination and visual examination. 10. The inspection schedule shall be as laid down in 12.

specifications for welding procedures (WPS) . Note/ I t is ~rcornmendedthat information from the "as built dossier" that is not considered commercially sensitive should be copied to the owner who should retain it for the fife of the container. .report on traceability of materials .report from dimensional control .2.welders certificates . which shall be retained by the fabricator for at least five years . . EN 12079:1999 In addition. Each container shall have i t .. Containers.repon from prototype testing .Page 29 . which are required to comply with the requirements of theMDG code. from non-destructive examination (NDE) .drawings including a general arrangement drawing . .structural calculations .report from final inspection .2 Documentation The certificate of conformity shall be based on the following documentation collated in an "as built" from fabrication inspection . shall also be certified in accordance with the IMDG from proof testing . certificates of examination and tests shall be issued as described in 11.material inspection documents . The certificate shall be retained by the owner. own fabrication number.

A statement that the container described has been designed.1 Schedule of exarninatio~a and tests Containers shall be periodically examined and tested in accordance with the schedule listed in table 9. NOTE:The inspection body may require other or additional tests and examinations. The inspection body shall refer to the certificate of conformity and the last inspectiori report before carryins out n periodic examination or test.2 Inspection. arranse for periodic inspection. and maintain adequate records to ensure the traceability of equipment. The Certificate number.. Signature on behalf of the certifying body. " The . record substantial repairs. All periodic examinations and tests shall be carried out by an inspection body meeting the requirements of EN 45004... tests and repairs . rhe total gross mass in kilograms applicable to the all points lifting test (see 7-32] and the actual method or test. tare mass in kilograms: payload in kilograms. name of fabricator.9:1999 11. angle of lifting set legs (from vertical).3 Contents of the certificate of conformity The certificate of conformity shall contain the following information: Container fabrication number. reference to the as built dossier. monthlyear of fabrication.207. maximum gross mass in kilograms. NOTE: Guidance as to the recommended knowledge arid experience of staff responsible for inspections for the purposes of schedule 7. When the schedule requires o lifting test.2. modifications or changes in identification etc. shackle bolt diameter: Conformity to other requirements and/or codes. the non-destructive examination and thorough visual exanlination shall both be carried out after the lifting test. number of lifting points.owner or his appointed represeniative shall retain the current certification for each container. 12. Periodic examination.Page 30 EN 1. 12. Description of the container including: external dimensions. test and repairs on the container 12. fabricated and tested in accordance with EN 12079 Remarks. .2 of EN 45004 are given in annex A.

1 and 7.4) Initial certification Yes At the discretion of the inspection body Yes t Yes Yes T T or VN or V TorVN At intervals not exceeding 12 months At intervals not exceeding 60 months (5 years) After substantial repair or alteration" At the discretion of the inspection MY Yes ' At the discretion Yes of the inspection body Yes Yes 1 Yes T "A substantial repair or alteration means any repair andlor alteration canied out. 12.examinationand tests TestExamination Time or interval Lifting test Non-destructive exqination W E )of pad eye3 ' Thorough visual .Page 31 EN 12079:1999 Table 9: Schedule of.2 Lifting test . or elements which contribute direcfly to its structural integrity.3.2. .examination Suffix to be marked on plate (10. in the opinion of an inspection body. The container shall show no significant permanent deformations or other damage afrer the test. The lifting test shalI be carried out as describe@:in 7.2.and adjoining structures shall be carried out according to column I1 of table7 NOTE: Alternative or additional examination according to column III or N may be required by the inspection body. which may.i . affect the primary elements of the offshore container.3. The inspection methods and the quality of the welds shall be described by the NDE operator and included in the inspection report. 12.3 Non-destructive exuminption (NDE) of welds The NDE of welds on pad eyes.2.

4. 12. shall be examined. Welds in the primary structure shall be visually examined to ensure freedom from visible defects. 12. where fitted.5 Marking of the inspection plate On satisfactory completion of the examinition and/or test(s).4. All load bearing parts. . 12. shall be examined.Page 32 EN 12079 : 1999 12. mechanical damage or any other sign of distress or overload.g.4. etc shall be visually examined and functionally checked to ensure that they operate in a satisfactory manner without undue force being required.5 Structure The structure shall be visually examined for corrosion.2. 12. e. The examination s h d be carried out in a situation providing sufficient Lighting and other facilities necessary to allow the examination to be carried out safely and effectively. the plate shall be marked as specified in table Floor The floor shall be visually examined to check that it is not deformed and that it shows no signs of distress or overload. seals. mechanical damage or injurious deformation.4.4 Thorough visual examination 12. hinges. locks.2. 12.6 Door closures Doors. frames. The facility shall include a suitable means of lifting and supporting the container for the purposes of inspecting the under-side. Pad eyes and lashing points - All pad eyes and lashing points shall be visually examined for dktonion. 12.2 Markings : The markings and plates shall be checked to ensure that they meet the requirements of this standard.2.1 General The thorough visual examination shall be of the exterior and the interior of the container to ensure that the container is fit for its intended use. especially the base structure. drain holes shall be clear of debris.3 Welds .2. Drainage facilities.

2. After completion of repairs. the container shall be inspected and. NOTE 3: The report may refer to' the reasons for failure and any recommended corrective action. Adequate arrangements shall be made for the safe transponation of the damaged container to the location agreed with by the owner. The owner shall provide the inspection body with full details of repairs which have been camed out. a statement that the container described was thoroughly examined and that the particulars are conect. and inspected by an inspection body. owner's name. reference. details of NDE carried out (where relevant). where appropriate. Any defect or deviation from the requirements of this standard shall be recorded The report. certificate number. the total gross mass in kilograms applicable to the all points lifting test and the method of test (where relevant).. confirmation that the Inspection Plate was marked. . Any modification will require re-certification of h e container by a certifying body. NOTE 1: Details of the examination of the lifting set may also be given on the Inspection Report for the container. However.2. they shall immediately contact the owner to make arrangements for repairs to be carried out. shall be issued to the owner. . to any report issued to the owner arising from the test/inspection process. or note that the container is accepted for use. in the opinion of the inspector. 12. tested by the inspection body in accordance with table 8. NOTE 2: This Report may be combined with the initial Certificate of Conformity. . The repairer shall ensure the quality of these procedures and facilities by a certified quality assurance system at leasr in accordance with EN IS0 9002.6 Inspection report Page 33 EN 12079 :I999 When.7 Damage and repair procedures The owner shall ensure that the container is maintained in accordance with this standard. Repairs of the load bearing structure of a container shall be carried out in accordance w i t h the requirements for desi8n and manufacture of containers set out in this standard. or deIegated nominee. where relevant. This report shall show the following information (as a minimum): containeridentification (including owner's container number). The container shall not be used until it is repaired. . date of examination (date of . signature or report also to be shown if different from date of examination). signed by h e inspector. 12.'. if the user or any of his agents detects any structural damage or corrosion which may affect the load bearing integrity of the container. but is to be kept under close scrutiny. a container is suitable for service an inspection report shall be issued. name of organization and the signature and unique identification mark of the person carrying out the examination. .

the various types of offshore containers in service. distortion and deterioration in rcliltion lo safety in use. the various methods of non-destructive examination (NDE)and a good understanding of how they work and thc'ir limitations. methods of testing containers. . welding method5 and procedures and qualifications of welders. a knowledge and adequate practical experience of: the statutory requirements relating to offshore containers. t$e provisions of this standard. the inspector should have. as a minimum. the thorough visual examination as required by this standard and the signs of weakness and defecrs to look for. particularly those affecting lifting points. Containers With respect to containers. the loads.079:1999 Annexe A (informative) Recommended knowledge and experience of staff responsible for inspection of offshore containers. the correct methods of slinging and handling offshore containers.Page 34 EN 12. defects likely to bc found in conrainers and acceptable levels of wear. stresses and strains affecting containers when handled under adverse offshore conditions.

and before its return. The responsible person shouldconfii.Page 35 EN 12079:1999 Annex I3 Guidance on pretrip inspections Immediately before transporting a container offshore. The responsible person should check the validity of the certification by reference to the inspection plate. the container should be inspected by a responsible person appointed by the user. that the inspection has been canied out to his satisfaction. by signature and d a t e (e. including its lifting set. .5 on the shipping manifest). and verify that the container. Records of inspections should be retained by the user for a period of at least 60 days. is free from obvious defects rendering it unfit for use.

UKOOA International maritime dangerous goods code. United Kingdom Offshore Optmto~s Association ---------------- Certif~cation Notes No2.7-1 May 1995-Offshore containers .Page 36 EN 12879:1999 Annex C (informative) BibIiography IMDG Code.