Hazardous Chemical Transport

The movement of hazardous substances by any mode of transport presents, in general, a greater risk of accidental release than a static installation. Hazardous substance are transported as solids, liquids or gases under a wide range of temperature and pressure. However, the chances of an accidental release turning into a catastrophe is more when the mode of transport is a road vehicle, which plies through urban areas. The vessel may be a carrier of pressure vessel containing hazardous substances.

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The movement of hazardous substances by any mode of transport presents, in general, a greater risk of accidental release than a static installation. Hazardous substance are transported as solids, liquids or gases under a wide range of temperature and pressure. However, the chances of an accidental release turning into a catastrophe is more when the mode of transport is a road vehicle, which plies through urban areas. The vessel may be a carrier of pressure vessel containing hazardous substances like chlorine, phosgene, etc., or it may be tank truck, tank car, tank trailer or some trailer carrying Class ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’ petroleum in bulk. There have been numerous instances which highlight the dangers of hazardous substances during transit.

Hazardous goods, which are transported by road are mostly either toxic or flammable chemicals. It may be kept in mind that the hazardous wastes transported by road to the treatment at disposal site, are also hazardous goods, which are governed by The Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 1989 issued under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

Toxic and /or flammable gases are transported in cylinder. The Gas Cylinders Rules, 2004, stipulate that no person shall fill any cylinder with any compressed gas or import, possess or transport any cylinder so filled or intended to be filled with gas. If any cylinder containing a flammable or toxic gas, develops a leak during a transport, it shall be promptly removed to an isolated open place away from any source of ignition, and the person responsible for transportation, shall immediately contact the filler or the consigner, as the case may be for necessary advice.

Static and Mobile Pressure Vessels (unified) Rules, 1981, prescribes that no compressed gas filled in a vessel shall be transported by a vehicle except under, and in accordance with the conditions for a licence granted under SMPV Rules by Chief Controller of Explosives (CCE).

For the safe transport of explosives by road, special provisions are made in the Explosive Rules 1983, framed under the Explosives Act, 1884. The Petroleum Rules, 1976, framed under the Petroleum Act, 1934, stipulate various conditions for transport of petroleum.


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