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5.2. Fuel system PDF Print E-mail

Essential requirements:
5.2.1. General
The filling, storage, venting and fuel-supply arrangements and installations shall be designed and installed so as to minimize the risk of fire and explosion.

5.2.2. Fuel tanks
Fuel tanks, lines and hoses shall be secured and separated or protected from any source of significant heat. The material the tanks are made of and their method of construction shall be according to their capacity and the type of fuel. All tank spaces shall be ventilated.

Petrol fuel shall be kept in tanks which do not form part of the hull and are:
(a) insulated from the engine compartment and from all other source of ignition;
(b) separated from living quarters;

Diesel fuel may be kept in tanks that are integral with the hull.