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Strict legislation governs all transporting of Sulphuric Acid. Sulphuric Acid is classed as Corrosive for Transport. All dangerous goods must be given a UN Number and Sulphuric Acid has been given Un Number 1830. The Classification Number for Sulphuric Acid is 8 and Sulphuric Acid falls into Packing Group II. Sulphuric Acid has an Limited Quantity (LQ) Code of LQ22 and the Limited Quantity for Sulphuric Acid is 1 litre. Above 1 litre means that the packaging used when transporting Sulphuric Acid must comply with UN specifications.
Sulphuric Acid is generally supplied in 'combination' packaging for smaller amounts up to 2.5 litres. A glass receptacle contained within a UN-approved outer package must be used.
For packages above the Limited Quantity values, they must be transported by approved carriers with ADR qualifications. Safety equipment must be carried on board the vehicle and must include amongst other items:-
When transporting Sulphuric Acid, the Threshold Limit for Sulphuric Acid, Packaging Group II is 1 litre; above this limit the regulations apply. Packing Group II means that Sulphuric Acid will cause full destruction of intact skin tissue within an observation period of up to 14 days starting after the exposure time of more than 3 minutes but not more than 60 minutes.
The Regulations in the UK that cover the transport of all dangerous goods, including transporting Sulphuric Acid, are the ‘Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009’. This covers all goods regardless of the method of transport, which can be by:
The Regulations that apply to European Transportation of Dangerous Goods are the ADR Regulations and they form part of the European Agreement. However, the domestic Regulations and the ADR Regulations are virtually the same in principle and these apply to transporting Sulphuric Acid.
All Regulations put a duty of responsibility on all those involved in the carriage of dangerous goods. This is in order to minimise the risk of incidents. It is also to ensure an effective response in the event of any incident.
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