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Information on regulation compliant storage of hazardous materials

The following information is intended to provide you with a short summary of the current regulations and requirements for lawful, compliant storage of water hazardous liquids and flammable liquids.

How to store flammable and water polluting liquids according to regulations:

The storage of hazardous and dangerous substances is covered by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH). See http://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/ Following risk assessment a number of control measures may be put in place to mitigate identified risks.

Installation and storage of sump trays

To protect groundwater, containers utilised for the storage of flammable or water hazardous liquids must be secured against leakage by means of an appropriate sump tray.
Sump trays should only be located on a flat surface under cover. In accordance with COSHH guidance, a sump tray must be able to accommodate the contents of the largest container or at least 10 % of the total quantity stored.

Example

Storage of 2 drums, each with 200 litre capacity
  • Overall storage quantity = 400 litres, of which 10 % = 40 litres
  • Largest container = 200 litres
Mandatory sump tray capacity = 200 litres
Note!

If the total volume of a hazardous chemical is large (CTC or IBC) the sump should be sized to contain 100% of the volume of the containers stored upon it.
  • Steel sump trays are suitable for the storage of flammable liquids in GHS categories 1 - 3 as well as water hazardous liquids in GHS categories 1 - 4.
  • PE sump trays are suitable for the storage of water hazardous liquids in GHS categories 1 - 4. Not approved for the storage of flammable media.

Resistance of the materials

The corrosion resistance of the sump tray materials used and their suitability for use with the stored media must be certified. This is the user's responsibility. Please always observe the lists of resistant materials and safety data sheets (CHIP) for the material to be stored.

Tip
Unless otherwise stated in the list of resistant materials, the material for the sump can usually be the same as the material used to manufacture the storage container.

Classification / labelling of water hazardous liquids

Hazardous goods symbols for water hazardous liquids

The symbol below applies to Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009 - known as CHIP 4 or CHIP).

Classification Hazard symbol R set Hazard category
severe water hazard - WHC 3
water hazard R 50, R 50/53, R 51/53 WHC 2
slight water hazard R 52/53, R 53 WHC 1
NEW according to GHS / REACH (effective 01/12/2010)

Classification Hazard symbol H set Hazard category
acute water hazard H 400 GHS category 1
chronic water hazard H 410 GHS category 1
chronic water hazard H 411 GHS category 2
chronic water hazard H 412 GHS category 3
chronic water hazard H 413 GHS category 4


Classification / labelling of flammable liquids

Hazardous goods symbols for flammable liquids

The symbol below applies to Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009 - known as CHIP 4 or CHIP).

Classification Hazard symbol Criteria R set
highly flammable flash point < 0 °C, boiling point < 35 °C R 12
flammable flash point < 21 °C R 11, R 15, R 17
combustible   flash point > 21 °C < 35 °C R 10
The symbols below are from the new Globally Harmonised System (GHS) and are governed by CLP regulations. For more information follow the link www.hse.gov.uk/ghs/implications.htm

Classification Hazard symbol Criteria H set Hazard category
highly flammable flash point < 23 °C, boiling point < 35 °C H 224 GHS category 1
flammable flash point < 23 °C, boiling point > 35 °C H 225 GHS category 2
combustible flash point > 23 °C < 60 °C H 226 GHS category 3

Additional hazardous goods symbols (GHS)


Corrosive (C)

Poisonous (T)
Highly poisonous (T+)
This information applies only to Germany, is not liable for completeness and is not binding. As a general rule, please observe local regulations. Your local authority will be able to provide detailed information.

Guide to hazardous goods storage

In order to make it easier to select the right product for your application, we have incorporated a hazardous goods storage guide for the respective products:

In reference to suitability and resistance requirements, the hazard symbols for various media to be stored are shown below (these symbols can also be found on hazardous material containers).

Regarding certification, the logos for the relevant test certificates are also shown.

Certifications


Manufacturer's declaration of conformity in accordance with German construction regulation list A, part 1, DIBt, Berlin

General certification from the DIBt (German Institute for Construction Technology) Berlin

American (U.S.A) test certificates

Factory Mutual (independent testing agency)
Occupational Safety & Health Agency / National Fire Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
Uniform Fire Code

Glossary of terms and abbreviations used in the catalogue

ADR / RID
Regulations for international transport of hazardous material by rail and road
BetrSichV
Company safety directive
DIBt
German Institute for Construction Technology
GGVSEB
Regulations for transporting hazardous material by rail, road and inland waterway
GHS
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. Standardised international system for the classification and labelling of chemicals (substances and mixtures).
IBC / CTC
Intermediate Bulk Container / Cubic Tank Container
Internationally approved bulk packaging containers for hazardous liquids
StawaR
Steel sump directive (up to 1000 litres)
TRbF
Technical regulations for combustible liquids
TRG
Technical regulations for compressed gases
ADR / RID
Regulations for international transport of hazardous material by rail and road
ÜHP
Manufacturer's declaration of conformity following product testing by a recognised institution
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