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    The storage and handling of corrosive substances

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Superseded date:  25-06-2021

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1994

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS 3780-1994 THE STORAGE AND HANDLING OF CORROSIVE SUBSTANCES
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    7 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
    7 - 1.1 SCOPE
    7 - 1.2 APPLICATION
    7 - 1.3 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    7 - 1.4 DEFINITIONS
    7 - 1.4.1 Access
    7 - 1.4.2 Approved, approval
    7 - 1.4.3 Boundary
    7 - 1.4.4 Bulk
    8 - 1.4.5 Bund
    8 - 1.4.6 Compound
    8 - 1.4.7 Container
    8 - 1.4.8 Corrosive substances
    8 - 1.4.9 Fire-resistance level (FRL)
    8 - 1.4.10 Incompatible
    8 - 1.4.11 Installation
    8 - 1.4.12 Intermediate bulk container (IBC)
    8 - 1.4.13 Material safety data sheet (MSDS)
    8 - 1.4.14 Minor storage
    8 - 1.4.15 Package
    8 - 1.4.16 Packaging
    9 - 1.4.17 Packaging Group (PG)
    9 - 1.4.18 Pipework
    9 - 1.4.19 Protected works
    9 - 1.4.20 React dangerously
    9 - 1.4.21 Regulatory authority
    9 - 1.4.22 Restricted area
    9 - 1.4.23 RID
    9 - 1.4.24 Screen wall
    9 - 1.4.25 Tank
    9 - 1.2.26 Tanker vehicle
    10 - 1.4.27 Transit storage
    10 - 1.5 PACKAGING
    10 - 1.6 MARKING
    10 - 1.7 SECURITY OF STORAGE AREAS
    11 - SECTION 2 MINOR STORAGE
    11 - 2.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    11 - 2.2 CRITERIA FOR CLASSIFICATION AS MINOR STORAGE
    11 - 2.3 REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO MINOR STORAGE
    13 - SECTION 3 TRANSIT STORAGE
    13 - 3.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    13 - 3.2 DELINEATION OF TRANSIT STORAGE AREAS
    13 - 3.3 REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSIT STORAGE
    15 - SECTION 4 STORAGE AND HANDLING OF PACKAGES
    15 - 4.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    15 - 4.2 TYPES OF PACKAGE STORES
    15 - 4.3 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PACKAGE STORES
    15 - 4.3.1 Requirements for stores other than in door storage cabinets
    16 - 4.3.2 Requirements specifically for in door storage cabinets (see Clause 4.2(e))
    17 - 4.4 SEPARATION AND SEGREGATION
    17 - 4.4.1Corrosive substances having Subsidiary Risks
    17 - 4.4.2 Separation of stores from protected works
    18 - 4.4.3 Segregation of corrosive substances
    18 - 4.5 REQUIREMENTS FOR PACKAGE FILLING OPERATIONS
    20 - SECTION 5 STORAGE AND HANDLING IN BULK
    20 - 5.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    20 - 5.2 GENERAL
    20 - 5.3 CONTAINER TYPES
    20 - 5.4 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO ALL BULK CONTAINERS
    20 - 5.4.1 Protection against corrosion
    20 - 5.4.2 Vents
    20 - 5.4.3 Liquid lines
    21 - 5.4.4 Foundation
    21 - 5.4.5 Supports
    21 - 5.4.6 Bearing area
    21 - 5.4.7 Transfer points
    22 - 5.4.8 Ancillary equipment for tanks
    22 - 5.5 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PORTABLE BULK CONTAINERS
    23 - 5.6 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FIXED TANKS
    23 - 5.6.1 General
    23 - 5.6.2 Materials of construction
    23 - 5.6.3 Tank design and construction
    23 - 5.6.4 Tank lining
    23 - 5.6.5 Level indication
    24 - 5.6.6 Nozzles
    24 - 5.6.7 Overflow lines
    24 - 5.7 BUNDS AND COMPOUNDS
    24 - 5.7.1 General
    24 - 5.7.2 Capacity of compounds
    24 - 5.7.3 Design and construction
    26 - 5.7.4 Compound drainage
    26 - 5.7.5 Maintenance
    26 - 5.8 LOCATION OF BULK CONTAINERS
    26 - 5.8.1 General
    26 - 5.8.2 Separation and segregation
    28 - 5.9 FILLING OF BULK CONTAINERS
    28 - 5.9.1 General
    28 - 5.9.2 Filling connections
    28 - 5.9.3 Transfer hoses
    29 - SECTION 6 OPERATIONAL AND PERSONNEL SAFETY
    29 - 6.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    29 - 6.2 GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
    29 - 6.2.1 Control of entry
    29 - 6.2.2 Clear access
    29 - 6.2.3 Lighting
    29 - 6.3 HOUSEKEEPING
    29 - 6.3.1 Site upkeep
    29 - 6.3.2 Bulk storage installations
    29 - 6.3.3 Package stores
    30 - 6.3.4 Inspection of plant and equipment
    30 - 6.4 EFFLUENT CONTROL
    30 - 6.5 CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE WORK
    30 - 6.5.1 General
    30 - 6.5.2 Routine work
    30 - 6.5.3 Work permit
    31 - 6.5.4 Preparation of work site and plant
    31 - 6.5.5 Completion of work and commissioning
    31 - 6.5.6 Hot work
    31 - 6.5.7 Work inside a confined space
    31 - 6.6 PERSONNEL TRAINING
    31 - 6.6.1 Job knowledge
    31 - 6.6.2 Training
    32 - 6.6.3 Hygiene
    32 - 6.7 PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
    32 - 6.7.1 General
    32 - 6.7.2 Type of personal protective equipment
    32 - 6.7.3 Care and maintenance of personal protective equipment
    33 - 6.8 FIRST AID
    33 - 6.8.1 General
    33 - 6.8.2 First aid procedure
    34 - SECTION 7 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
    34 - 7.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    34 - 7.2 PLANNING FOR EMERGENCIES
    34 - 7.2.1 Considerations in designing premises
    34 - 7.2.2 Emergency plan
    35 - 7.3 MANIFEST
    35 - 7.4 PLACARDING
    35 - 7.4.1 Placarding of stores
    35 - 7.4.2 Safety information board
    36 - 7.5 MANAGEMENT OF LEAKS AND SPILLS
    36 - 7.5.1 Placarding of stores
    36 - 7.5.2 Clean-up materials and equipment
    36 - 7.5.3 Actions for dealing with leaks and spills
    37 - SECTION 8 FIRE PROTECTION
    37 - 8.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    37 - 8.2 GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
    37 - 8.3 FIRE PROTECTION MEASURES
    37 - 8.4 ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE
    38 - SECTION 9 WASTE STORAGE AND DISPOSAL
    38 - 9.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    38 - 9.2 STORAGE OF WASTES
    38 - 9.3 ITEMS FOR DISPOSAL
    38 - 9.3.1 Corrosive substances
    38 - 9.3.2 Other items
    38 - 9.4 PRE-DISPOSAL TREATMENT OF EMPTY CONTAINERS
    38 - 9.5 METHODS OF DISPOSAL
    39 - APPENDIX A - HAZARDS PRESENTED BY CORROSIVE SUBSTANCES
    39 - A1 HEALTH HAZARDS
    39 - A2 ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS
    39 - A3 OTHER HAZARDS
    40 - APPENDIX B - LIST OF REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    42 - APPENDIX C - BIBLIOGRAPHY OF DOCUMENTS PROVIDING GUIDELINES ON THE PREPARATION OF EMERGENCY PLANS

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    Sets out requirements and recommendations for the safe storage and handling, including disposal, of corrosive substances, i.e. substances that meet the Class 8 classification criteria of the ADG Code. The Standard may also apply to dangerous goods, other than those of Class 2, that have a Class 8 Subsidiary Risk assigned to them. A discussion of the hazards presented by corrosive substances and a bibliography of documents providing guidelines on the preparation of emergency plans are provided in appendices.

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    This Standard sets out requirements and recommendations for the safe storage and handling of corrosive substances, i.e. substances that meet the Class 8 classification criteria of the ADG Code.The Standard also applies to other dangerous goods that are assigned a Class 8 subsidiary risk by the ADG Code, except where they are of Class 2 or where more stringent requirements apply under another relevant Australian Standard or applicable regulation.NOTE: A discussion of the hazards presented by corrosive substances is provided in Appendix A.

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    Committee CH-009
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    First published as AS 3780.8-1990.
    Revised and redesignated AS 3780-1994. First published as AS 3780.8-1990. Revised and redesignated AS 3780-1994.

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    AS/NZS 1801:1997 Occupational protective helmets
    AS 1800-1981 The selection, care and use of industrial safety helmets
    AS 1530.4-2005 Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures Fire-resistance test of elements of construction
    AS 1674.2-1990 Safety in welding and allied processes - Electrical
    AS 2210-1980 Safety footwear (incorporating Amdts 1 and 2)
    AS 2809.4-2001 Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods - Tankers for toxic and corrosive cargoes
    AS 1801-1981 Industrial safety helmets (incorporating Amdt 1)
    AS 1939-1990 Degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment (IP Code)
    AS 1715-1982 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective devices
    AS 2919-1987 Industrial clothing
    AS/NZS 1800:1998 Occupational protective helmets - Selection, care and use
    AS/NZS 1716:2003 Respiratory protective devices
    AS 3600-2001 Concrete structures
    AS 3765.1-1990 Clothing for protection against hazardous chemicals - Protection against general or specific chemicals
    AS 1674.2-2007 Safety in welding and allied processes Electrical (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 1674.1-1997 Safety in welding and allied processes Fire precautions (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 4100-1990 Steel structures
    AS 1680.2.0-1990 Interior lighting - Recommendations for specific tasks and interiors
    AS 1530.4-1990 Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures - Fire-resistance tests of elements of building construction
    AS 1345-1995 Identification of the contents of pipes, conduits and ducts (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 2161-1978 Industrial safety gloves and mittens (excluding electrical and medical gloves)
    AS/NZS 1715:1994 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective devices
    AS 1716-1984 Respiratory protective devices
    AS 1210-1997 Pressure vessels
    AS 1210-1989 Unfired Pressure Vessels (known as the SAA Unfired Pressure Vessels Code)
    AS 2430.3-1991 Classification of hazardous areas - Specific occupancies
    AS 2634-1983 Chemical plant equipment made from glass-fibre reinforced plastics (GRP) based on thermosetting resins
    AS 3600-1994 Concrete structures
    AS 2809.4-1986 Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods - Tankers for toxic and corrosive cargoes
    AS 1692-1989 Tanks for flammable and combustible liquids
    AS 4100-1998 Steel structures (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 2430.1-1987 Classification of hazardous areas - Explosive gas atmospheres
    AS/NZS 2865:2001 Safe working in a confined space
    AS 2809.1-1999 Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods - General requirements
    AS/NZS 1337:1992 Eye protectors for industrial applications
    AS 1692-2006 Steel tanks for flammable and combustible liquids
    AS 2444-2001 Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets - Selection and location (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS 3765.2-1990 Clothing for protection against hazardous chemicals - Limited protection against specific chemicals
    AS 2444-1995 Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets - Selection and location
    AS 1726-1993 Geotechnical site investigations
    AS 2865-1995 Safe working in a confined space

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    AS 2507-1998 The storage and handling of agricultural and veterinary chemicals
    AS/NZS 3833:2007 The storage and handling of mixed classes of dangerous goods, in packages and intermediate bulk containers
    AS/NZS 2243.10:2004 Safety in laboratories Storage of chemicals
    AS 1216-2006 Class labels for dangerous goods
    AS 1627.6-2003 Metal finishing - Preparation and pretreatment of surfaces Chemical conversion treatment of metals
    AS/NZS 3833:1998 The storage and handling of mixed classes of dangerous goods in packages and intermediate bulk containers
    AS/NZS 2982.1:1997 Laboratory design and construction - General requirements
    AS/NZS 2243.2:1997 Safety in laboratories - Chemical aspects
    AS/NZS 2243.2:2006 Safety in laboratories Chemical aspects
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