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UN Manual of Tests and Criteria

Seventh revised edition

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At its ninth session (7 December 2018), the Committee adopted a set of amendments to the sixth revised edition of the Manual as amended by Amendment 1.  These amendments, include, inter alia:

  • A full review of the text of the Manual to facilitate its use in the context of the GHS;
  • A new test under test series 8, to determine the sensitiveness of a candidate ammonium nitrate emulsion or suspension or gel, intermediate for blasting explosive, to the effect of intense localised thermal ignition under high confinement (sub-section 18.8);
  • New provisions addressing classification of polymerizing substances for transport;
  • Stability tests for nitrocellulose mixtures (new Appendix 10); and
  • A compilation of classification results on industrial nitrocellulose in accordance with Chapter 2.17 of the GHS which can be used for the classification of industrial nitrocellulose based products (new Appendix 11).

In addition, noting that the work to facilitate the use of the Manual in the context of the GHS had been completed, the Committee considered that the reference to the "Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods" in the title of the Manual was no longer appropriate, and decided that from now on, the Manual should be entitled "Manual of Tests and Criteria".

The seventh revised edition takes account of these amendments, which were circulated as document ST/SG/AC.10/46/Add.2.

 

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