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The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002

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9.—(1) The Fire Certificates (Special Premises) Regulations 1976(1) are amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 25 of Part III of Schedule 1 (premises for which a fire certificate is required), for the definition of “highly flammable liquid” substitute—

“highly flammable liquid” means any liquid, liquid solution, emulsion or suspension, other than aqueous ammonia, liquefied flammable gas, and liquefied petroleum gas, which—

(a)

when tested in accordance with Part A.9. of the Annex to the Directive has a flash point (as defined in that Part) of less than 32°C except that, if the flash point determined by using one of the non-equilibrium methods referred to in that Part falls within the range 30°C to 34°C, that flash point shall be confirmed by the use of like apparatus using the appropriate equilibrium method referred to in that Part; and

(b)

when tested at 50°C (within an accuracy of –0 +5°C) using the procedure referred to in Appendix B to the “Approved Requirements and test methods for the classification and packaging of dangerous goods for carriage”(2) with a heating time of 60 seconds supports combustion,

and for these purposes—

(i)

“aqueous ammonia” means ammonia gas dissolved in water;

(ii)

“the Directive” means Commission Directive 92/69 EEC(3) adapting to technical progress for the seventeenth time Council Directive 67/548/EEC(4) on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances; and

(iii)

“liquefied flammable gas” means any substance which at a temperature of 20°C and a pressure of 760 millimetres of mercury would be a flammable gas, but which is in liquid form as a result of the application of pressure refrigeration or both..

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ISBN 071761221X.

(3)

OJ No. L383, 29.12.92, p. 113.

(4)

OJ No. 196, 16.8.67, p. 1.

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