Hazmat Codes with Regard to Petroleum
Understanding the UN1267 Hazmat Code
European and South American Regulations dictate the Hazardous notification numbers.
There are three classifications of these. They include;
• Number 30
• Number 33
• Number 3
The products Involved
The UN1267 Hazmat code covers two products. These include the following;
• Crude oil
These cover all flammable liquids in class 3. These are liquids which possess a flash point which is
above 60.5 degrees Celsius and flammable materials that possess a flash point of 37.8 degrees
Celsius. These products are often transported in bulk through the procurement of Third Party
Their transportation sometimes necessitates higher flash points. This is possible with the exemption
of a few, which have the following properties;
• Liquids, which are given in the 49CFR
• Mixtures, which have one or more flammable components, that is above 60.5 degrees Celsius.
• Liquids, which do not sustain combustion
• Water-miscible liquids.
The skull and crossbones label can identify vehicles which ferry crude oil. The primary flammable liquid label encompasses a red label, written FLAMMABLE LIQUID on it.
Importance of the UN1267 Hazmat code
This code is usually used to identify highly volatile goods. Whether in transit or not, this
classification poses a great risk to the public. They may be subject to an explosion, cause
disintegration and polymerization.
It is important to note that vehicles which carry these substances should be marked accordingly.
Their drivers should also be careful and alert when transporting them since, and when mishandled,
they can cause massive disasters.
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