Portable fuel tanks for marine use
This is the first edition of CSA Standard B306-M Portable Fuel Tanks for Marine Use. The initial request for such a Standard came from the Energy Safety Branch of the Ontario Government in 1974 when the need became evident for a Standard similar to CSA Standard B252 for portable metal containers for gasoline and other petroleum fuels.
A Technical Committee, representative of producers and users, was therefore organized and has had many meetings in which ideas and recommendations have been exchanged in an effort to reach a safe and practicable Standard.
In this Standard, all measurement-sensitive parts of the text use the International System of Units (SI) even though approximate equivalents in the Imperial system are given for the various SI values shown. The Standard is therefore considered to be a “metric” standard enabling its use in a “metric” environment.
This Standard was prepared by the Technical Committee on Portable Fuel Tanks for Marine Use under the jurisdiction of the Standards Steering Committee on Fire Prevention and Protection and was formally approved by these Committees.
This Standard covers portable fuel tanks with a rated capacity of not more than 30 L (7 Canadian gallons), designed to be connected to gasoline-fuelled engines aboard boats by flexible fuel lines which may be disconnected for refilling and portability.
This Standard applies to fuel tank and fuel line assemblies and components to the point of connection at the engine, together or separately.
This Standard applies to tanks made of metal or plastic intended for storage and transportation of petroleum fuels having a tag closed cup flash point below 40°C (100°F).
This Standard does not cover portable fuel tanks pressurized by means other than fuel vapour pressure; nor does it cover containers intended for storing and dispensing fuel within the scope of:
(a) CSA Standard B144, Portable Plastic Containers for Petroleum Fuels;
(b) CSA Standard B252, Portable Metal Containers for Gasoline and Other Petroleum Fuels.
Portable fuel tanks which comply with this Standard shall not be acceptable if, when examined and tested, they are found to have additional features which reduce the safety standard contemplated.
Note: Products in substantial accord with this Standard but which exhibit minor differences from it may be deemed to meet the Standard providing it can be demonstrated to the satisfaction of the authority having jurisdiction, the intended user of the product, or the certification agency acting on their behalf, that these differences will not impair the suitability of the product for its intended purpose.
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