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Document ID (ISN)56591
CIS number 91-1650
ISBN(s) 0-11-885602-2
Year 1991
Convention or series no. Guidance Note CS 21
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title The storage and handling of organic peroxides
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1991. 15p. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract This guidance note applies to commercially available organic peroxides packaged in accordance with the British Approved Code of Practice, Packaging of Dangerous Substances for Conveyance by Road (CIS 88-1722). It does not cover storage in either tank or intermediate bulk containers, nor formulations with a peroxide content of less than 10%. Contents: properties and hazards of organic peroxides; principal storage recommendations; flammability types; storage requirements for various types and quantities of peroxides; minimum separation distances for detached stores holding more than 150kg of peroxides; marking and labelling; store management; handling; emergency procedures and training; legislation relating to the handling of hazardous substances and the control of major accident hazards. An appendix lists various organic peroxides with their flammability type and other data.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; organic peroxides; explosion hazards; handling and storage; fire hazards
Descriptors (secondary) explosive substances; flammable substances; list of chemical substances; warning notices; cold storage; first aid; major hazards; legislation; data sheet; fire resisting structures
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Explosions
Fires