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Document ID (ISN)59255
CIS number 92-2021
ISSN - Serial title 0037-4512 - Sichere Arbeit
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kirchnawy F.
Title Modern analytical techniques in a mobile laboratory - A review of three years of experience in the control of hazardous goods transport
Original title Moderne instrumentelle Analytik in einem mobilen Labor - Erfahrungen aus drei Jahren Praxis bei der Kontrolle von Gefahrguttransporten [in German]
Bibliographic information 1992, No.4, p.15-20. Illus.
Abstract On behalf of the Austrian Federal Minister for Public Economy and Transport, the Bundesprüfanstalt für Kraftfahrzeuge (Federal Control Establishment for Motor Vehicles) has developed a test trailer for testing the safety of transport of hazardous materials. It was commissioned on 29 June 1987. The controls usually take place on the grounds of the customs offices of heavily used border-crossing points and consist of a strict technical examination of the truck's condition. X-ray fluorescent analysis, GC-MS and varius chemical tests are available for the control of dangerous loads. By means of energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescent analysis, samples can be analysed without any preparation. The advantage of this method is that it combines mobility and conventional laboratory techniques.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; transport of materials; safety checks; road transport; role of government; transport industry
Descriptors (secondary) description of technique; description of equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustria
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Safety supervision
Road transportation
Transport industry (in general)
Transport of materials