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Document ID (ISN)43330
CIS number 85-219
ISBN(s) 3-450-12952-9
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dorias H.
Title Dangerous goods - Characteristics, handling, storage and transportation
Original title Gefährliche Güter - Eigenschaften, Handhabung, Lagerung und Beförderung [in German]
Bibliographic information Springer-Verlag, Haberstrasse 7, 6900 Heidelberg 1, Federal Republic of Germany, 1984. 245p. Illus. Price: DM.98.00.
Abstract Part 1 of this textbook reviews the physical characteristics of flammable liquids and gases which are important for accident prevention: principles of combustion and explosion, explosive gas/air mixtures, fires and explosions in confined atmospheres, unexpected causes of fires and explosions, nitric acid and nitrates - explosives and asphyxiants, explosive substances and objects, toxic clouds, substances with several hazardous properties. Some typical accidents are described. Part 2 provides details of national and international regulations on the transportation of dangerous goods, including packaging, containers and tank trucks, information and identification systems, water transportation, transportation of radioactive substances, fire prevention and control, occupational safety and health, environmental protection.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; handling and storage; fire prevention; explosion prevention; transport of materials
Descriptors (secondary) occupational safety; marking; Canada; USA; international governmental organizations (non UN); Germany (Federal Republic of); explosive substances; flammable substances; fire hazards; harmful substances; explosion hazards; manuals; hazard identification; legislation; explosives
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Fires
Transport of materials