UN CLASSIFICATION CODES FOR DANGEROUS GOODS
A substance which is capable by chemical reaction in itself of producing gas at such a temperature, pressure and such a speed as could cause damage to surroundings or which is designed to produce an effect by heat, light, sound, gas or smoke or a combination of these as a result of non-detonative self-sustaining exothermic chemical reactions.
e.g Oxygen, propane, nitrogen
At 500C has a vapour pressure greater than 300 kilopascals absolute,or is completely gaseous at 20°C and at a standard pressure of 101.3 kilopascals.
E.g. alcohol, acetone, petrol, xylene.
A liquid with a flash point
(a) above 61°C and which is carried at a temperature above its flash
(b) of 61°C or below except-
does not support combustion;
E.g. cotton, carbon, phophorous
A substance which is liable to spontaneous combustion under conditions met in carriage or liable to self-heating when in contact with air, and liable to catch fire.
Substance which in contact with water emits flammable gas
e.g lithium, sodium, potassium
A substance which in contact with water is liable to become spontaneously combustible or to give off a flammable gas
e.g. Hydrogen peroxide, ammonium nitrate, potassium permanaganate
A substance other than on organic peroxide, which although not necessarily combustible, may by yielding oxygen or by a similar process cause/contribute to the combustion of other material.
e.g. polyester resins/fillers
A substance which is -
(a) an organic peroxide; and
(b) an unstable substance which may undergo exothermic self accelerating
e.g lead, arsenic,
A substance which is liable either to cause death or serious injury or
to harm human health if swallowed or inhaled or by skin contact.
e.g. certain bacteria/viruses see section
A substance which either contains viable micro-organisms that are known or believed to cause disease in animals or humans, or genetically-modified micro-organisms and organisms which may be infectious.
A substance which meets the criteria in section l(l) of the Radioactive Material (Road Transport) Act 1991.
e.g. acids, ammonia
A substance which by chemical action will -
Carbon dioxide ice, lithium batteries.
A substance which is listed in the ACL, and which may cause a risk to health or safety during carriage, whether or not it has-any of the characteristic properties listed above, or a substance which is hazardous to the environment, but excluding any substance which -