Mobile tank stations for diesel fuel and petrol are used in many plants/facilities. The legal basics are governed in the ADR (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road), the GGVSEB (German regulation concerning the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail) and the GGBefG (German Dangerous Goods Transportation Act). If the container is used as a fixed tank station, the regulations for filling stations for own consumption are applicable,
According to the regulations on hazardous goods, the mobile tank systems do not exist. They are so-called IBCs. The abbreviation IBC stands for Intermediate Bulk Container. IBCs are used in various sectors for transport and storage, including the transport and storage of hazardous goods. They are filled with fluid or pourable products, but are also used for loose bulk products. This includes, for example, fuels for fueling machines, chemicals, waste products, dusts, but also food products, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products.
IBCs contain a volume of up to 3,000 litres.