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Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail Regulation (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Regulation 5

SCHEDULE 2Requirements for the Carriage in Bulk of Certain Dangerous Goods in Wagons and Large Containers

Flammable solids (classification code 4.1)

1.—(1) Carriage in bulk of the goods UN 1334 NAPHTHALENE, CRUDE OR NAPHTHALENE REFINED shall be in—

(a)steel wagons with a moveable roof; or

(b)open, steel, large containers or wagons covered with non-flammable sheets.

(2) Carriage of the following goods in bulk shall be in—

(a)sheeted, open large containers;

(b)moveable-roof wagons; or

(c)wagons with adequate ventilation—

UN 3175 SOLIDS CONTAINING FLAMMABLE LIQUID, N.O.S.

UN 3178 FLAMMABLE SOLID, INORGANIC, N.O.S.

and in the case of UN 3178 FLAMMABLE SOLID, INORGANIC, N.O.S. suitable measures shall be taken to ensure that those goods cannot escape.

Substances liable to spontaneous combustion (classification code 4.2)

2.  Where the following goods are carried in bulk in—

(a)sheeted, open large containers;

(b)moveable-roof wagons; or

(c)other wagons—

the large containers or wagons concerned shall be metal—

  • UN 1361 CARBON OR CARBON BLACK

  • UN 1362 CARBON, ACTIVATED

  • UN 1363 COPRA

  • UN 1364 COTTON WASTE, OILY

  • UN 1365 COTTON, WET

  • UN 1373 FABRICS, ANIMAL, VEGETABLE OR SYNTHETIC

  • UN 1376 IRON OXIDE, SPENT OR IRON SPONGE, SPENT

  • UN 1379 PAPER, UNSATURATED OIL, TREATED

  • UN 1386 SEEDCAKE

  • UN 2217 SEEDCAKE

  • UN 2793 FERROUS METAL BORINGS, SHAVINGS, TURNINGS, OR CUTTINGS.

Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases (classification code 4.3)

3.—(1) Carriage in bulk of any of the following goods shall be in large containers or wagons designed and constructed so that the openings for loading and unloading can be closed hermetically—

  • UN 1394 ALUMINIUM CARBIDE

  • UN 1398 ALUMINIUM SILICON POWDER, UNCOATED

  • UN 1402 CALCIUM CARBIDE

  • UN 1405 CALCIUM SILICIDE

  • UN 1435 ZINC ASHES

  • UN 1436 ZINC POWDER OR ZINC DUST

  • UN 2813 WATER-REACTIVE SOLID, N.O.S.

  • UN 2844 CALCIUM MANGANESE SILICON

  • UN 2950 MAGNESIUM GRANULES, COATED

  • UN 2968 MANEB, STABILISED AND MANEB PREPARATION, STABILISED

  • UN 3170 ALUMINIUM SMELTING BY-PRODUCTS OR ALUMINIUM RE-MELTING BY-PRODUCTS

  • UN 3208 METALLIC SUBSTANCE, WATER-REACTIVE, N.O.S.

  • UN 3209 METALLIC SUBSTANCE, WATER-REACTIVE, SELF-HEATING, N.O.S.

(2) Carriage of the goods UN 3170 ALUMINIUM SMELTING BY-PRODUCTS OR ALUMINIUM RE-MELTING BY-PRODUCTS in bulk shall be in wagons with a moveable roof.

Oxidizing substances (classification code 5.1)

4.—(1) Where OXIDIZING SUBSTANCES are being carried in bulk in metal wagons or large containers, measures shall be taken to prevent those substances from coming into contact with any other combustible dangerous goods or any wooden part of the wagon or container concerned.

(2) Where OXIDIZING SUBSTANCES are being carried in bulk in wooden lined containers or wooden wagons their flooring and sides shall be completely covered with a waterproof and incombustible lining, or with a coating of sodium silicate or a similar product.

Toxic substances (classification code 6.1)

5.  Wagons or large containers used for the carriage of the goods UN 3243 SOLIDS CONTAINING TOXIC LIQUID, N.O.S. in bulk shall be leak-proof or made leak-proof.

Infectious substances (classification code 6.2)

6.—(1) Carriage in bulk of the goods UN 3291 CLINICAL WASTE, UNSPECIFIED, N.O.S. shall be in large containers or wagons designed and constructed so that the openings for loading and unloading can be closed hermetically.

(2) The goods in sub-paragraph (1) shall be loaded in such a way that dangers to man, animals and the environment are avoided.

Corrosive substances (classification code 8)

7.  Wagons or large containers used for the carriage of the goods UN 3244 SOLIDS CONTAINING CORROSIVE LIQUIDS, N.O.S. in bulk shall be leak-proof or made leak-proof.

Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles (classification code 9)

8.  Wagons or large containers used for the carriage of the goods UN 2111 POLYMERIC BEADS, EXPANDABLE shall be properly ventilated.

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