Regulation No. 105-04

Name:Regulation No. 105-04
Description:Dangerous Goods Carriage.
Official Title:Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of: Vehicles Intended for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods with Regard to their Specific Constructional Features.
Country:ECE - United Nations
Date of Issue:1998-07-03
Amendment Level:04 Series, Supplement 1
Number of Pages:17
Vehicle Types:Heavy Truck, Light Truck, Trailer
Subject Categories:Prior Versions
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E/ECE/324 )
E/ECE/TRANS/505 ) Rev.2/Add.104/Rev.1
February 19, 2010
STATUS OF UNITED NATIONS REGULATION
ECE 105-04
UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF:
VEHICLES INTENDED FOR THE CARRIAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS WITH REGARD TO
THEIR SPECIFIC CONSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES
Incorporating:
00 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 07.05.98
01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 13.01.00
02 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 05.12.01
Corr. 1 to the 02 series of amendments
Dated: 13.03.02
Corr. 2 to the 02 series of amendments
Dated: 13.11.02
Corr. 3 to the 02 series of amendments
Dated: 12.03.03
03 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 23.06.05
04 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 18.06.07
Supplement 1 to the 04 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 22.07.09

REGULATION NO. 105
UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF VEHICLES INTENDED FOR THE
CARRIAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS WITH REGARD TO THEIR SPECIFIC CONSTRUCTIONAL
FEATURES
REGULATION
CONTENTS
1.
Scope
2.
Definitions
3.
Application for approval
4.
Approval
5.
Technical provisions
6.
Modification of the vehicle type and extension of approval
7.
Conformity of production
8.
Penalties for non-conformity of production
9.
Production definitely discontinued
10.
Transitional provisions
11.
Names and addresses of technical services responsible for conducting approval tests, and of
administrative departments
ANNEXES
Annex 1 – Communication concerning the approval or extension or refusal or withdrawal of approval or
production definitely discontinued of a vehicle type with regard to specific constructional
features for the transport of dangerous goods
Annex 2 – Arrangements of approval marks

4. APPROVAL
4.1. If the vehicle submitted for approval pursuant to this Regulation meets the provisions of
Paragraph 5 below, approval of that vehicle type shall be granted.
4.2. An approval number shall be assigned to each type approved. Its first two digits (at present
04 for the Regulation as amended by the 04 series of amendments) shall indicate the series
of amendment incorporating the most recent major technical amendments made to the
provisions at the time of issue of the approval. The same Contracting Party may not assign
the same number to another vehicle type within the meaning of Paragraph 2.2 above.
4.3. Notice of approval or of extension of approval of a vehicle type pursuant to this Regulation
shall be communicated to the Contracting Parties by means of a form conforming to the
model reproduced in Annex 1 to this Regulation.
4.4. There shall be affixed, conspicuously and in a readily accessible place specified on the
approval form, to every vehicle conforming to a vehicle type approved under this Regulation
an international approval mark consisting of:
4.4.1. A circle surrounding the Letter "E" followed by the distinguishing number of the country
which has granted approval.
4.4.2. The number of this Regulation, followed by the Letter "R", a dash and the approval number
to the right of the circle prescribed in Paragraph 4.4.1., and
4.4.3. An additional symbol separated from the approval number and consisting of the symbol
identifying the vehicle designation in accordance with Paragraph 9.1.1.2 of the ADR. In the
case of MEMU vehicles, the identifying symbol may be "EX/III".
4.5. If the vehicle conforms to a vehicle type approved under one or more other Regulations
annexed to this Agreement, in the country which has granted approval under this
Regulation, the symbol prescribed in Paragraph 4.4.1. need not be repeated; in this case
the Regulation and approval numbers and the additional symbols of all the Regulations
under which approval has been granted in the country which has granted approval under
this Regulation shall be placed in vertical columns to the right of the symbol prescribed in
Paragraph 4.4.1.
4.6. The approval mark shall be clearly legible and be indelible.
4.7. The approval mark shall be placed close to or on the vehicle data plate affixed by the
manufacturer.

Speed limitation device
Coupling devices for trailers

5.1.1.4. Batteries
The battery terminals shall be electrically insulated or covered by the insulating battery box
cover. If the batteries are not located under the engine bonnet, they shall be fitted in a
vented box.
5.1.1.5. Permanently Energised Circuits
5.1.1.5.1. Those parts of the electrical installation, including the leads which shall remain energised
when the battery master-switch is open, shall be suitable for use in hazardous areas. Such
equipment shall meet the appropriate requirements of IEC 60079 , Parts 0 and 14 and the
additional requirements applicable of IEC Parts 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 11, 15 or 18.
For the application of IEC 60079 Part 14
, the following classification shall be used:
Permanently energised electrical equipment including the leads that are not subject to
Paragraphs 5.1.1.3 and 5.1.1.4 shall meet the requirements for Zone 1 for electrical
equipment in general or meet the requirements for Zone 2 for electrical equipment situated
in the driver's cab. The requirements for explosion group IIC, temperature Class T6, shall
be met.
The supply leads for permanently energized equipment shall either comply with the
provisions of IEC 60079, Part 7 ("Increased safety") and be protected by a fuse or automatic
circuit breaker placed as close to the source of power as practicable or, in the case of
"intrinsically safe equipment", they shall be protected by a safety barrier placed as close to
the source of power as practicable.
5.1.1.5.2. Bypass connections to the battery master switch for electrical equipment which must remain
energised when the battery master switch is open shall be protected against overheating by
suitable means, such as a fuse, a circuit breaker or a safety barrier (current limiter).
5.1.1.6. Provisions concerning that part of the electrical installation situated to the rear of the driver's
cab
5.1.1.6.1. Wiring
The whole installation shall be so designed, constructed and protected such that it cannot
provoke any ignition or short-circuit under normal conditions of use of vehicles and that
these risks can be minimised in the event of an impact or deformation. In particular:
The wiring located to the rear of the driver's cab shall be protected against impact, abrasion
and chafing during normal vehicle operation. Examples of appropriate protection are given
in the Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4 below. However, the sensor cables of anti-lock braking devices
do not need additional protection.

5.1.1.6.3. Electrical Connections
Electrical connections between motor vehicles and trailers shall have a protection degree
IP54 in accordance with IEC Standard 529 and be designed to prevent accidental
disconnection. Examples of appropriate connections are given in ISO 12 098:2004 and
ISO 7638:1997.
5.1.2. Prevention of Fire Risks
5.1.2.1. General Provisions
5.1.2.2. Vehicle Cab
5.1.2.3. Fuel Tanks
The following technical provisions shall apply in accordance with the table of Paragraph 5.1.
Unless the driver's cab is made of materials which are not readily flammable, a shield made
of metal or other suitable material of the same width as the tank shall be fitted at the rear of
the cab. Any windows in the rear of the cab or in the shield shall be hermetically closed and
made of fire resistant safety glass with fire resistant frames. Furthermore, there shall be a
clear space of not less than 15 cm between the tank and the cab or the shield.
The fuel tanks for supplying the engine of the vehicle shall meet the following requirements:
5.1.2.3.1. In the event of any leakage, the fuel shall drain to the ground without coming into contact
with hot parts of the vehicle or with a closure enabling the opening to be kept hermetically
sealed.
5.1.2.3.2. Fuel tanks containing petrol shall be equipped with an effective flame trap at the filler
opening or with a closure with which the opening can be kept hermetically sealed.
5.1.2.4. Engine
The engine propelling the vehicle shall be so equipped and situated to avoid any danger to
the load through heating or ignition. In the case of EX/II, EX/III and MEMU vehicles, the
engine shall be of compression-ignition construction.
5.1.2.5. Exhaust System
The exhaust system (including the exhaust pipes) shall be so directed or protected to avoid
any danger to the load through heating or ignition. Parts of the exhaust system situated
directly below the fuel tank (diesel) shall have a clearance of at least 100 mm or be
protected by a thermal shield.
The exhaust system of EX/II, EX/III and MEMU vehicles shall be so constructed and
situated that any excess heat shall not constitute a hazard to the load by raising the
temperature on the inner surface of the load compartment above 80° C.

7. CONFORMITY OF PRODUCTION
The conformity of production procedures shall comply with those set out in the Agreement,
Appendix 2 (E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.2), with the following requirements:
7.1. Vehicles approved to this Regulation shall be so manufactured as to conform to the type
approved by meeting the requirements set forth in Paragraph 5 above.
7.2. The competent authority which has granted type-approval may at any time verify the
conformity control methods applicable to each production facility. The normal frequency of
these verifications shall be once per two years.
8. PENALTIES FOR NON-CONFORMITY OF PRODUCTION
8.1. The approval granted in respect of a vehicle type pursuant to this Regulation may be
withdrawn if the requirement laid down in Paragraph 7 above is not complied with.
8.2. If a Contracting Party to the Agreement applying this Regulation withdraws an approval it
has previously granted, it shall forthwith notify the other Contracting Parties applying this
Regulation, by means of a communication form conforming to the model in Annex 1 to this
Regulation.
9. PRODUCTION DEFINITELY DISCONTINUED
If the holder of the approval completely ceases to manufacture a type of vehicle under this
Regulation, he shall so inform the authority which granted the approval. Upon receiving the
relevant communication, that authority shall inform thereof the other Parties to the 1958
Agreement applying this Regulation by means of a communication form conforming to the
model in Annex 1 to this Regulation.
10. TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
10.1. As from the official date of entry into force of the 04 series of amendments, no Contracting
Party applying this Regulation shall refuse to grant ECE approval under this Regulation as
amended by the 04 series of amendments.
10.2. As from January 1, 2008 Contracting Parties applying this Regulation shall grant
ECE approvals only if the vehicle type to be approved meets the requirements of this
Regulation as amended by the 04 series of amendments.
10.3. Contracting Parties applying this Regulation shall continue to grant approvals and
extensions of such approvals to those types of vehicle which comply with the requirements
of this Regulation, as amended by the preceding series of amendments until
December 31, 2007.
10.4. No Contracting Party applying this Regulation shall refuse national or regional type approval
of a vehicle type approved to the 04 series of amendments to this Regulation.
10.5. As from January 1, 2008, no Contracting Party applying this Regulation shall grant national
or regional type approval of a vehicle type approved to the preceding series of amendments
to this Regulation

ANNEX 1
COMMUNICATION
(Maximum format: A 4 (210 × 297 mm)
issued by:
Name of administration:
.....................................
.....................................
.....................................
Concerning:
APPROVAL GRANTED
APPROVAL EXTENDED
APPROVAL REFUSED
APPROVAL WITHDRAWN
PRODUCTION DEFINITELY DISCONTINUED
of a vehicle type with regard to specific constructional features for the transport of dangerous goods.
Approval No......................................... Extension No. ................................
1. Trade name or mark of the vehicle: .....................................................................................................
2. Vehicle Category: N , N , N , O , O , or O :.........................................................................................
(chassis-cab, tractor for semi-trailer, trailer-chassis, trailer with a self-supporting body ).
3. Vehicle type:.........................................................................................................................................
4. Vehicle designation (EX/II, EX/III, FL, OX, AT, MEMU):......................................................................
5. Manufacturer's name and address:......................................................................................................
6. If applicable, name and address of manufacturer's representative: ....................................................
..............................................................................................................................................................
7. Mass of the vehicle:
7.1. Technical maximum mass of complete vehicle:...................................................................................

ANNEX 2
ARRANGEMENTS OF APPROVAL MARKS
Model A
(see Paragraph 4.4 of this Regulation)
a = 8 mm min.
The above approval mark affixed to a vehicle shows that the vehicle type concerned, intended for the
transport of dangerous goods, has been approved in the Netherlands (E4), pursuant to
Regulation No. 105, under the approval number 042492 and designated EX/II (according to
Paragraph 9.1.1.2 of Annex B to the ADR). The first two digits of the approval number indicate that the
approval was granted in accordance with the requirements of Regulation No. 105, as amended by the 04
series of amendments.
Model B
(see Paragraph 4.5. of this Regulation)
a = 8 mm min.
The above approval mark affixed to a vehicle shows that the vehicle type concerned has been approved
in the Netherlands (E4) pursuant to Regulations Nos. 105 and 13 . The first two digits of the approval
numbers indicate that, at the dates when respective approvals were granted, Regulation No. 105
included the 04 series of amendments, while Regulation No. 13 already included the 09 series of
amendments.
Dangerous Goods Carriage.