Regulation for the inland transport of hazardous materials and waste 2021.
Non-compliance with labeling (marking) requirements for propane cylinders (compressed gas containers), when marketed and sold to end consumers. Lack of market surveillance, by higher state and federal government authorities, and the resulting potential danger, to consumers when using these compressed gas containers. It should also be noted that these are dangerous goods packaging.
In addition to the regulations we have mentioned and which you already know, there are, of course, a number of other directives and regulations regarding “pressurized gas containers” and their equipment, in which there are considerable shortcomings. But now let’s start with the well-known compressed gas containers (propane gas containers), in the form of 5 kg and 11 kg.
Of course, there are also companies/manufacturers of gas appliances that adhere to the European regulations and even implement them almost perfectly. Here, the so-called 4.0 targets are almost achieved and also in terms of sustainability and greater climate friendliness. This includes the company ALUGAS in Bad Sobernheim with all its products. If one looks once at your propane gas “pressure gas container”, whether CE or PI certified, then one can recognize not only a perfect “conformity” on the container, but all the information about the ALUGAS company and its certification locations. Of course, you need a cell phone equipped with an app. QR and barcode or just with a QR code. The world is that simple, if you are willing to invest in the future and ease of consumption. For people without this technology, a paper “Declaration of Conformity” will of course be delivered with the purchase. But also on the Internet side under www.alugas.de, they find all information also as Download – programs for printing. More ease for the consumer does not go any further.
Fine for transporting gas tank
Propane gas is a widely used energy source throughout the world, especially in those rural or semi-urban areas without access to the natural gas network. It is a non-toxic, colorless, odorless liquefied gas (LPG) obtained from natural gas processing and petroleum refining.
In 1935, the annual sales volume of propane gas reached 56 million U.S. gallons (approximately 211 million liters). During that decade, innovations were made in transportation, gas odorization was improved and cylinder filling plants were built.
Propane gas is obtained from natural gas extractions or from the gases generated during the cracking processes that take place in petrochemical facilities. Thus, propane gas is understood to be a by-product of natural gas processing and petroleum refining.
Currently, 60% of the propane gas available on the market is obtained during the extraction of natural gas and oil from the ground. When natural gas and crude oil are extracted from onshore deposits, a mixture of different gases and liquids is obtained, of which LPG accounts for about 5%. Before natural gas or oil can be transported or used, the gases that make up LPG, which are slightly heavier, must be divided.
A gas cylinder can be transported in a bus.
The use of gas cylinders is widespread since compressed gases are used in different areas of our daily life such as medicine (oxygen), industry (welding, cutting, etc.), food (gases for accelerated ripening of fruit), air conditioning and industrial refrigeration, not forgetting the domestic field with butane and propane for heaters, stoves, motor homes and an infinite etcetera.
Many of the substances that are enclosed in the bottles are included in the European Agreement concerning the international transport of dangerous goods by road (ADR), which sets out the conditions of transport, exceptions, volume, technical characteristics that vehicles must comply with, etc. for each substance. This is a very broad and complicated regulation that we do not intend to summarize here.
3. The bottles must be laid down in the longitudinal or transverse direction of the vehicle. However, those located near the transverse wall of the front part of the vehicle must be placed in the transverse direction.
Regulations for cargo transportation
For the safety of your family and your home, it is preferable to hire a quality service, with delivery drivers approved to handle propane or butane gas cylinders and with the possibility of home delivery and maintenance services. For this reason, we offer you a promotion with one of the most reliable and recognized companies in the country.
If you have contracted the supply of bottled propane, you will be responsible for the correct operation and handling of the containers, as well as for the good condition and maintenance of the accessories necessary for its use.
In addition, before putting any container into service, you must remove anything that makes its identification difficult and you must read the existing labels and markings. If the contents of a container are not identified, you should inform your supplier without using it, keeping it in a separate and safe place.
Hazard statements on propane cylinders Chemical stability: Extremely flammable and combustible. Possibility of hazardous reactions: Strong oxidizing substances. Hazardous decomposition products: CO (in case of incomplete combustion), CO2 and H2O.