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Manual of Tests and Criteria (rev.7)

Published: November 2019

ST/SG/AC.10/11/Rev.7
Sales No. E.20.VIII.1
ISBN 978-92-1-130394-0
eISBN 978-92-1-004503-2
Languages: E, F, (A, C, R, S forthcoming)

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The "Manual of Tests and Criteria" contains criteria, test methods and procedures to be used for the classification of dangerous goods according to the provisions of the "United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Model Regulations", as well as of chemicals presenting physical hazards according to the "Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)". It therefore also supplements national or international regulations which are derived from the Model Regulations or the GHS.

This seventh revised edition includes all the amendments to the sixth revised edition and its amendment 1, which were adopted by the Committee of Experts at its eight session in December 2018 and were circulated as document ST/SG/AC.10/46/Add.2). These amendments include:

•    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).

For more information on this publication, visit the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria section of the UNECE Transport Division Website.