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Document ID (ISN)110631
CIS number 10-0262
ISBN(s) 978-92-1-139135-0 (en); 978-92-1-239123-6 (fr); 978-92-1-339044-3 (es)
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Title Recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods - Manual of tests and criteria - 5th revised edition
Original title Recommandations relatives au transport des marchandises dangereuses - Manuel d'épreuves et de critères - 5e édition révisée [in French]
Recomendaciones relativas al transporte de mercanciás peligrosas - Manual de pruebas y criterios- 5ª edición revisada [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information United Nations Publications, 1211 Genève 10, Switzerland, 5th ed., 2009. vi, 450p. Illus. Price: USD 100.00; USD 50.00 for developing countries and economies in transition; USD 25.00 for least developed countries; downloadable version free of charge.
Abstract The Manual of Tests and Criteria contains criteria, test methods and procedures to be used for classification of dangerous goods according to the provisions of Parts 2 and 3 of the Model Regulations, as well as of chemicals presenting physical hazards according to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. As a consequence, it supplements also national and international regulations. This publication contains classification procedures, test methods and criteria relating to substances and articles such as explosives, self-reacting substances, organic peroxides, flammable aerosols, flammable liquids, oxidizing substances, corrosive substances, and miscellaneous other dangerous goods such as fertilizers and lithium cells and batteries. The fifth revised edition includes revised provisions for the testing and classification of lithium metal and lithium ion batteries, new test methods for transport equipment, an additional test for assigning classification code 1.4S to certain articles, a new test for determining whether pyrotechnic substances are to be considered as flash compositions for the purpose of classification, as well as various other revised provisions.
Descriptors (primary) UN; dangerous substances; transport of materials; classification
Descriptors (secondary) lithium and compounds; ammonium nitrate; organic peroxides; corrosive substances; explosive substances; flammable substances; oxidizing substances; aerosols; fertilizers; storage batteries; spontaneous combustion; sampling and analysis; impact testing; directive; classification systems; description of technique
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUN
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Transport of materials
Classification and labelling of chemicals