|Document ID (ISN)||64836|
|Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive
||Energetic and spontaneously combustible substances - Identification and safe handling
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1995. vi, 37p. Illus. 38 ref. Price: GBP 7.50.
||This guide provides advice on substances that produce energy, mainly in the form of heat, by self-reaction or reaction with air or moisture. Contents: legislation; properties of energetic substances; assessment of these substances (chemical structure, classification for carriage and supply, thermodynamic properties); testing of substances; labelling; control of risks during storage, transfer, processing and other operations; use of inhibitors and venting; additional recommendations for the identification and control of spontaneously combustible substances. Summaries of a number of incidents are included.
||dangerous substances; exothermic reactions; United Kingdom; substances liable to spontaneous combustion; fire protection; fire hazards; explosion hazards; explosion protection; combustible substances
||explosion venting; disposal of harmful waste; flammability testing; distillation; storage; list of chemical substances; safety guides; warning notices; explosibility testing; legislation; classification; reaction inhibitors; hazard evaluation
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards