Testing and Certification

ATS, following the accession by the Republic of San Marino to the UNECE ADR Agreement, or ” European Agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road“, and following the designation of the San Marino Technical Service, is able to carry out all the activities provided for by the ADR Agreement, in particular to Part 6 of the same, relating to the construction, testing of packaging, intermediate containers for bulk transport (IBC), large packagings, tanks and containers for bulk transportation.

ATS, with the network of collaborators and experts in the sector, on which it lays its foundations, is therefore able to issue certifications, test reports, method validations and technical reports on the basis of all the aforementioned fields of application.

In addition to ADR (Road Transport) and RID (Rail Transport), there are other regulations for the transport of dangerous goods: the IMDG code (Maritime transport), the Technical Instructions of ICAO / IATA (Instructions for Air Freight Transport Dangerous) and the ADN code (Transport on inland waterways).

Any person involved in the transfer of dangerous goods must comply with specific obligations set out in the UN regulations, which establish:

1. The classification of dangerous goods, substances and mixtures;
2. The conditions of packaging of the goods, characteristics of the packaging and containers;
3. The procedures and tests for the approval of packaging for the transport of dangerous goods;
4. The construction methods of vehicles and tanks;
5. The requirements for the transport vehicle, including travel documents.

Depending on the quantities of goods contained, it will be necessary to use approved packaging that must bear the UN marking.

In this case, the term homologation defines the approval that can only take place by an accredited body for this type of test, as ATS.