If your company transports packaged goods by either road, rail, or sea, you are required by various Australian and International regulations to assess your products for hazards to ensure their safe transport. The hazard assessment and subsequent classification of these products is complex, requiring a high degree of both chemical and metallurgical knowledge and an understanding of the applicable transport regulations to ensure correct assessment and classification. The outcomes from a wrong classification can be extremely costly, as well as having potentially significant reputational damage to your company's brand.
HRL has the capability to test a wide range of packaged goods for classification against Dangerous Goods Codes, including Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG), International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG), and classification of Solid Bulk Cargoes in accordance with International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) requirements.
(Road and Rail Transport)
HRL can help you to determine if your material can be transported safely in bulk or which packaging group is appropriate for safe transport.
We offer a comprehensive range of key tests, including:
1. Dangerous Goods Class 4 Division 4.1 and Combustible Solids: Determination of readily combustible solids according to United Nations Manual of Tests and Criteria (UN) and IMSBC- Materials Hazardous only in Bulk (MHB) criteria
2. Dangerous Goods Class 4 Division 4.2 and Self Heating Solids: Determination of self-heating substances according to UN and MHB criteria
3. Dangerous Goods Class 4 Division 4.3 Solids that evolve into flammable gases when wet: Determination of substances which in contact with water emit flammable gases according to UN and flammable/toxic gases according to MHB (WF/WT) criteria
4. Dangerous Goods Division 5.1- Oxidizing substances according to UN criteria
5. Dangerous Goods Class 8 and Corrosive solids Determination of corrosive substances according to UN and MHB criteria
6. Comprehensive chemical characterization that is product specific and Transformation/Dissolution testing to permit HME classification under MARPOL Annex V
7. Corrosion assessment for Iron Ores and Iron Fines according to DIN 50929 Part 3 Standard
8. Particle Size Distribution
All equipment used in these tests is specifically designed to comply with United Nations Manual of Tests and Criteria specifications.
HRL has developed the full range of Dangerous Goods testing capabilities to assist with the classification of materials, including:
HRL has worked with many Australian and International major mining houses. We also work closely with consultants who carry out the classification assessments.
To discuss dangerous goods testing for your organisation, contact our technical experts: Nick Miller on 61 3 9565 9912 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jasmina Karevski on +61 3 9565 9859 or email@example.com.
Over 12 years of experience working as a chemist in the power generation and mineral processing industries. Inorganic and elemental analysis of various sample types, particularly fuels such as coal,oil and biosolids. Trace metal determination on a wide range of samples. Dangerous goods testing. Read more