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Dangerous Goods Testing - Cargo Ship

Dangerous Goods Testing

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.

Who we work with

ADG Requirements (Road & Rail Transport)

Your Challenges

  • Ensure compliance with Australian legislation
  • Correct classification of product / commodity
  • Ensure product is packed and transported correctly
  • Ensure the correct health and handling requirements for your product are understood to help control risks
  • By carrying out the necessary testing and classification activities, your product can be packed and transported correctly

UN/MHB Customers

Your Challenges

  • Ensure compliance with International legislation
  • Correct classification of product / commodity
  • Ensure the correct health and handling requirements for your product are understood to help control risks
  • By carrying out the necessary testing and classification activities prescribed by the IMSBC Code, your product can be classified and transported correctly

Key tests offered by HRL

We 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:

  • 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
  • Dangerous Goods Class 4 Division 4.2 and Self Heating Solids: Determination of self-heating substances according to UN and MHB criteria
  • 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
  • Dangerous Goods Division 5.1- Oxidizing substances according to UN criteria
  • Dangerous Goods Class 8 and Corrosive solids Determination of corrosive substances according to UN and IMO Circular as per AMSA exemption 5739
  • Comprehensive chemical characterization that is product specific and Transformation/Dissolution testing to permit HME classification under MARPOL Annex V
  • Particle Size Distribution

All equipment used in these tests is specifically designed to comply with United Nations Manual of Tests and Criteria specifications.

Why choose HRL

HRL has developed the full range of Dangerous Goods testing capabilities to assist with the classification of materials, including:

  • All necessary testing apparatus to complete the analytical characterization of your product
  • Advanced testing capability to support / confirm findings such as SEM/EDX, GC for gas characterization (DG4.3), and Materials testing (detailed pit depth assessment class 8)
  • A deep understanding of the testing methodology to ensure correct application
  • A high level of technical expertise in both chemical and metallurgical assessment
  • A collaborative, customised approach with a focus on your specific objectives
  • A proven track record with many Australian and International mining companies
  • The ability to facilitate importing of samples into Australia for testing as we are a quarantine approved laboratory by Biosecurity Australia

Our clients

HRL has worked with many Australian and international companies in this field. We also work closely with consultants who carry out the classification assessments.

What Our Clients Say

"Proven track record in high end performance testing and analysis.  Professional and competent."

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Our Certifications

NATA

NATA accredited AtS/NZS ISO 17025, AS/NZS ISO 17020NATA Accredited Laboratories number 561

ISO 9001 Quality Management

ISO 9001 Quality Management certified by BSI under certificate number FS605116.