TMD directive

What does the TMD say about hose assemblies?  

The carriage of dangerous goods by road, by train and by inland waterways is regulated in France by the French Decrees of May 29, 2009 and July 18, 2000, called TMD and RPM respectively. 

Dedicated to the French maritime ports, the RPM decree renewed the TMD requirements concerning bunkering operations performed with loading arms or hose assemblies.
Concerning the hoses, the TMD decree is applicable:

- On hose assemblies only. The bulk hoses without end fittings are not covered.
- Regardless of the native country of the vehicle (truck, train, ship…) that is either loading or unloading hazardous fluid in the French territory.
- For hazardous fluids.

Certification by an official assessment body is required. Operators using the hose assembly can be prosecuted if they do not own the relevant certificates.

TMD eligibility rules​


ONU classification of concerned hazardous fluids​
Applicable standards​

Ammonia, class 2 : ONU 1005

ISO 5771

 Butane, propane, and other flammable mixtures in gaseous or liquid phase, Class 2: ONU 1011, 1075, 1965, 1969, 1978 

EN 1762​

 Cryogenic and refrigerated liquified gases, class 2​

ISO 21012​

 Liquid hydrocarbons, class 3​

EN 1360, EN 1761, EN 1765, EN 13765, ISO 1825​

 Liquid chemicals​

EN 12115, EN 13765​


When and where is the TMD directive applicable?

The TMD directive is applicable for any kind of mobile vehicle that stops and loads or unloads hazardous goods in France.

Where does TMD apply?

Look at the example above:
When Truck A or a Ship B stops in France to unload fuel, it must comply with the TMD directive, regardless of its native country. However, the TMD is not applicable for Train C because it crosses French territory but only operates in Spain. (However, the hose assemblies may be covered by the PED 14/68/UE).

When a hose assembly is TMD-approved, the PED is not applicable (the contrary is not true).

You can find the suitable Trelleborg hoses for the most of applications requiring a TMD homologation

Applications Applicable standards Hose family Bending radius (bar) A B C D E  G

 Gas station

EN 1360

EN 13483

Volukler

Voludec

X

X

X

   
 

 Oil tank truck/train

 

EN 1761

 

Pumpadukt

     X
 X
       
 

 LPG delivery

 

EN 1762

 

Butane Propane E

   X
 X
 X
 X
 X
   
 

 Oil bunkering

 

EN 1765

Magdala, Magdala C, Docker, Dock S

   X
           
 

 Aircraft refuelling

 

ISO 1825

 

Aerokler

             X
 X
 

 Transfer of hydrocarbons, solvent & chemicals

 

EN 13765

 

Trellflex Oil, Trellflex Chem

   X
 X
 X
   X
 X
 
 

 Transfer of food liquids and chemicals

 

EN 12115

 

Chemikler, Pumpadukt, Alcodial

   X
 X
         

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