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Document ID (ISN)64836
CIS number 95-1483
ISBN(s) 0-7176-0893-X
Year 1995
Convention or series no. HSG 131
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Energetic and spontaneously combustible substances - Identification and safe handling
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1995. vi, 37p. Illus. 38 ref. Price: GBP 7.50.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; exothermic reactions; United Kingdom; substances liable to spontaneous combustion; fire protection; fire hazards; explosion hazards; explosion protection; combustible substances
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Explosions
Fires