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17955 PBOB- 1 — wil FOR STRUCTURAL EVALUATION CARGO TANKS by C. Eugene Buth, P.E. Stephen A. Keppler William A. Quade Terry L: Kohutek JUNE, 1996 FReproducea trom [best avaiable copy @ Office of Motor Carrier Field Operations Federal Highway Administration U.S. Department of Transportation Washington, D.C. 20590 TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION «2.22.00... cc cece eee cece eee e ees eel DOT REGULATIONS ....... 2.0000 cceee cece eee eee WW §178345 General design and construction requirements applicable to Specification DOT 406 (§178.346), DOT 407 (6178347), and DOT 412 (§178.348) cargo tank motor _— Lee eb cette tees ease eens veal §178.345-1 General requirements ...... oo seeeeee ll §178.345-2 Material and material thickness ........0..0006 118 §178.345-3 Structural integrity ....... oe we 16 §178345-4 Joints... cece cece cease eee oe 21 §178.345-5 Manhole assemblies ....... 6.4 _ ee 22 §178.345-6 Supports and anchoring ......... beeedeeeeenes 23 §178.345-7 Circumferential reinforcements .......6.0e0000 05 23 §178.345-8 Accident damage protection ...... oe oe 2s §178.346 Specification DOT 406; cargo tank motor . vehicle... eee. eee eee ee 30 §178.346-1 General requirements ....... bene eee nee eee 030 §178.346-2 Materials and thickness of material ..... 2.020400 _ §178.346-3 Structural integrity ....6. 06. .c0eeeee ee bees 32 §178.346-4 Joints .... 6. sees eee bebe eetee eaten en een e032 §178.346-5 Manhole assemblies ..........-0s0seeeeeuee _ §178.346-6 Supports and anchoring ..........000seeeeeeeee 33 §178.346-7 Circumferential reinforcement §178.346-8 “Accident damage protection . . §178.347 Specification DOT 407; cargo tank motor vehicle ..... Be §178.347-1 General requirements ........ §178.347-2 Material and thickness of material ...............38 §178.347-3 Structural integrity . we 3S §178.347-4 Joints ........ eee beeen 36 §178.347-5 Manhole assemblies ..........- eee 36 §178.347-6 Supports and anchoring ........ ee 36 §178.347-7 Circumferential reinforcement ..... eee 36 §178.347-8 Accident damage protection ............0-+eee05 36 §178.348 Specification DOT 412; cargo tank motor vehicle 0... cece cece eee ea eee bee eeee eens 37 61783481 General requirements: (ee yee ee 37 §178.348-2 Material and thickness of material ...........++-. 38 §178.348-3 Structural integrity 6.0... 00.00. cece sees eee es 41 §178.348-4 Joints ......... Serene ence ccececereeenccee 41 §178.348-5 Manhole assemblies ............. se eeeee eee eel §178.348-6 Supports and anchoring ..........+eeeeeeeeeeee 41 §178.348-7 Circumferential reinforcement .... 2... .00ee0eee8 39 §178.348-8 Accident damage protection ........40..005 feet §393.86 Rear-end protection ..........ceeeeee eee eee Ad