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    The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids

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    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-08-2017

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    AS 1940 2017 provides requirements for the planning, design, construction, and safe operation of all installations in which flammable or combustible liquids are stored or handled. In separate sections it deals with minor storage, package storage and handling, storage in tanks, fuel dispensing, piping and tank auxiliaries, operations and fire protection facilities. Appendices deal with tank venting, combustion characteristics, fire exposure protection, gas-freeing precautions and principles, and power station and grid transformers.

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    This Standard sets out requirements and recommendations for the safe storage and handling of flammable liquids of dangerous goods Class 3, as classified in the UN Recommendations for the Transport of Dangerous Goods—Model Regulations and listed in the ADG Code. This Standard also provides requirements and recommendations for the storage and handling of combustible liquids, as defined in Clause 1.4.9.This Standard provides minimum acceptable safety requirements for storage facilities, operating procedures, emergency planning and fire protection. It provides technical guidance that may assist in the storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids in accordance with the risk management requirements of Safe Work Australia, Model Code of Practice, Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace and legislation which underpins that document.This Standard provides requirements for commonly used flammable and combustible liquids such as hydrocarbons and industrial solvents. Some flammable and combustible liquids have other physical and chemical properties that require additional precautions and design considerations. Examples of these are— (a) liquids that can polymerize;(b) liquids that require blanketing with inert gas;(c) liquids that are heated; and(d) liquids that are assigned a subsidiary risk.Any special precautions and considerations necessary for the safe storage and handling of such liquids are additional to the requirements and recommendations provided in this Standard.For the storage and handling of dangerous goods of another class but having a Class 3 subsidiary risk, this Standard is relevant to their flammability aspects.NOTE: Fuel blends that contain biofuel (e.g. ethanol) have physical and chemical properties that require additional precautions and design considerations.

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    Committee ME-017
    Development Note New PDF incorporating Amendment 2.
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    Originated as part of AS CB5—1942.Previous edition AS 1940—2004.Sixth edition AS 1940:2017. Originated as part of ASCB5-1942. Previous edition AS1940-2004. Sixth edition AS1940:2017. Reissued incorporating Amendment No. 1 (August 2019).

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