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Transportation of Hazardous Chemicals

Rapid industrialisation in the 20th century has seen tremendous growth in the movement of petroleum products and other flammable and toxic chemicals throughout the globe. Increasing demand of energy which is around 1.2 X 1013 watts per annum is mainly met by coal and petroleum products. Due to its easy handling, higher thermal efficiency, very high calorific value, pollution control measures undertaken and the development of efficient machines, consumption of petroleum products is growing very rapidly.

Lecture given by Mr K. M. Bansal, Executive Director, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

An Overview of International Regulations concerning Transport of Dangerous Goods and summary of the Adaptation/Trend of Thai Regulations and ASEAN Agreement concerning Transport of Dangerous Goods.
Conference on Chemical (Industrial) Disaster Management, Pipelines, Storages and Medical Preparedness - Feb.11-13, 2009 New Delhi

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chalermchai Chaikittiporn, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Thailand


Background Information on Hazardous Chemicals

The rapid increase in the transportation of hazardous chemicals has enhanced the accident potential during transit. In transit, the goods would be subjected to impact, vibration, compression and other adverse effects and exposure to harmful environment.

Classes for safe transportation of HAZChem

The disposal of Hazardous Chemicals needs special care and installations. A controlled site for disposal of wastes on land, run in accordance with safety and environmental requirements laid down by a regulatory authority.

Presentation on disposal sites and necessary conditions

List of Selected BIS Standards on HAZCHEM

  • IS 646: 1986 Liquid Chlorine, Technical (Second Revision).
  • IS 662: 1980 Anhydrous Ammonia (First Revision).
  • IS 1446: 2002 Classification of Dangerous Goods (Second Revision).
  • IS 4155: 1966 Glossary of Terms Relating to Chemical and Radiation Hazards and Hazchem.
  • IS 4209: 1987 Code of Safety in Chemical Laboratories (First Revision).
  • IS 4263: 1967 Code of Safety for Chlorine.
  • IS 4262: 2002 Sulphuric Acid—Code of Safety (First Revision).
  • IS 4544: 2000 Ammonia—Code of Safety (First Revision).
  • IS 4607: 1968 Code of Safety for Hazchem.
  • IS 4644: 1968 Code of Safety for Benzene, Toluene and Xylene.
  • IS 5184: 1969 Code of Safety for Hydrofluoric Acid.
  • IS 5513: 1984 Ethylene Oxide.
  • IS 5571: 1979 Guide for Selection of Electrical Equipment for Hazardous Areas.
  • IS 5572: 1994 Classification of Hazardous Areas (Other than Mines having Flammable Gases, Vapours for Electrical Installation).
  • IS 5685: 1970 Code of Safety for Carbon Disulphide.
  • IS 5931: 1970 Code of Safety for Handling Cryogenic Liquids (First Revision).
  • IS 6044 (Part I): 1971 COP for LPG Cylinder Installations.
  • IS 6044 (Part Ii): 2001 COP for LPG Storage Installations.
  • IS 6156: 1971 Code of Safety for Chlorosulphonic Acid.
  • IS 6164: 1971 Code of Safety for Hydrochloric Acid.
  • IS 6269: 1971 Code of Safety for Ethylene Oxide.
  • IS 6270: 1971 Code of Safety for Phenol.
  • IS 6818: 1973 Code of Safety for Phosphoric Acid.
  • IS 6819: 1973 Code of Safety for Calcium Carbide.
  • IS 6953: 1973 Code of Safety for Bromine.
  • IS 6954: 1973 Code of Safety for Caustic Potash.
  • IS 7415: 1974 Code of Safety for Aniline.
  • IS 7444: 1974 Code of Safety for Methanol.
  • IS 7445: 1974 Code of Safety for Acetone.
  • IS 8185: 1976 Code of Safety for Phosgene.
  • IS 8388: 1977 Code of Safety for Nitrobenzene.
  • IS 9277: 1979 Code of Safety for Monochlorobenzene.
  • IS 9279: 1979 Code of Safety for Aluminum Phosphide.
  • IS 9786: 1981 Code of Safety for Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM).
  • IS 10553: 1983 (P-I, II, IV) COP Chlorine Cylinders and Drums.
  • IS 10553: 1987 (Part V) COP Chlorine Cylinders and Drums.
  • IS 10870: 1984 Code of Safety for Hexane.
  • IS 11141: 1984 Code of Safety for Acrylonitrile.
  • IS 13910: 1993 Code of Safety for Sulphur Dioxide.
  • IS 14165: 1995 Handling of Carcinogenic Substances—Code of Safety.
  • IS 14200: 1994 Code of Safety for Hydrogen Peroxide.
  • IS 14518: 1998 Acetaldehyde—Code of Safety.
  • IS 14572: 1998 Chloroform—Code of Safety.
  • IS 14631: 1999 Styrene—Code of Safety.
  • IS 14814: 2000 Acetylene—Code of Safety.
  • IS 14983: 2002 Phosphorus (White or Yellow)—Code of Safety.
  • IS 14984: 2001 1,3-Butadiene—Code of Safety.
  • IS 14985: 2001 Methyl Acrylate and Ethyl Acrylate—Code of Safety.
  • IS 15200: 2002 Hydrogen Sulphide—Code of Safety.
  • IS 15201: 2002 Hydrogen—Code of Safety.
  • IS 6044 (Part I): 1971 Code of Practice for Liquefied Petroleum Gas Cylinder Installations.
  • IS 6044 (Part II): 1972 Code of Practice for Liquefied Petroleum Gas Storage Installations.

 

 
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