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Legislation is laid down regarding transporting Hydrochloric Acid and other dangerous goods. Substances classified as 'Hazardous' for transport are covered by sets of regulations relating to road, rail, sea or air transport.
The ‘Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009’ is the name of the Regulations covering the domestic arrangements for transporting Hydrochloric Acid, whilst the ADR Regulations is the name given to the European Agreement concerning the transportation of dangerous goods. The domestic Regulations reflect almost entirely the ADR Regulations.
These Regulations place specific duties and responsibilities on all those involved in the carriage of dangerous goods, in order to reduce the risk of incidents and produce an effective response in the event of a mishap.
When transporting Hydrochloric Acid and other dangerous goods, each product is assigned a UN Number which must be displayed on the outer package for identification. Dangerous goods for transport are put into different classes depending on their physical properties. Nine different classes exist. The description of the goods is known as the 'proper shipping name'.
Packing Groups I, II and III are assigned to dangerous goods and these relate to the degree of hazardous properrties of the particularly material, I being most hazardous and III being least hazardous. In addition to showing the Un Number, goods should be marked with the Hazard diamond for the class of material and orientation arrows.
Class 8 is the classification for all Corrosive substances such as Hydrochloric Acid. The illustration on the label indicates some liquid spilling from a glass vessel onto a hand and some metal. The background to the label is black on the bottom part of the label and white on the top half of the label. The number ‘8’ will appear in the bottom corner.
Limits are set regarding the threshold of each individual container and full load. These are calculated from the Packing Group. If the load is less than a certain volume or mass, the receptacle size is called a ‘Limited Quantity’ and the rules for transportation are relaxed The UN Number must be shown in a plain white diamond or the 'LQ' may be used.
Load limits determine the documentation and marking of vehicles carrying dangerous goods such as transporting Hydrochloric Acid.
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