Proposal to clarify the test requirements in alignment with the French text of the regulation by amending paragraph 5.10 to read “There shall be no protruding parts, sharp edges, etc. near the installed tank likely to increase the risk of damage on the tank in the event a collision to the front, the side or the rear of the vehicle.” (Modified text in bold)
14. The expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/28 to clarify the provisions in UN Regulation No. 34 on the protection of the tank. GRSG noted some support and a number of comments. The expert from Germany raised a study reservation and underlined that the original text in the proposal does not reflect the current text of the Regulation.
15. Following the discussion, GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in April 2018. Thus, the expert from France volunteered to prepare, jointly with the experts from Germany and OICA, a revised document taking into account the comments received.