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UN Manual of Tests and Criteria

Manual of Tests and Criteria
Fourth revised edition

 
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GENERAL INTRODUCTION PDF
(Note: Section 1 has been amended. See amendment 1 to the 4th revised edition of the Manual)
PART I: CLASSIFICATION PROCEDURES, TEST METHODS AND CRITERIA RELATING TO EXPLOSIVES OF CLASS 1  PDF
Section 10 INTRODUCTION TO PART I  
(Note: Section 10 has been amended. See amendment 2 to the 4th revised edition of the Manual)
Section 11 TEST SERIES 1 (To determine if a substance has explosive properties) 
(Note: Section 11 has been amended. See amendment 2 to the 4th revised edition of the Manual)
Section 12 TEST SERIES 2 (To determine if a substance is too insensitive for inclusion in Class 1) 
(Note: Section 12 has been amended. See amendment 2 to the 4th revised edition of the Manual)
Section 13 TEST SERIES 3 (To determine if a substance is thermally stable and not too dangerous to transport in the form in which it was tested)
Section 14 TEST SERIES 4 (To determine if an article, packaged article or packaged substance is too dangerous for transport)
Section 15 TEST SERIES 5 (To determine if a substance may be assigned to Division 1.5) 
Section 16 TEST SERIES 6 (To assign a substance or article to Division 1.1, 1.21.3 or 1.4 or exclude it from Class 1)
Section 17 TEST SERIES 7 (To determine if an article may be assigned to Division 1.6)
(Note: Section 17 has been amended. See amendment 2 to the 4th revised edition of the Manual)
Section 18 TEST SERIES 8 (To determine if an ammonium nitrate emulsion, suspension or gel, intermediate for blasting explosives (ANE), is insensitive enough for inclusion in Division 5.1, and to evaluate the suitability for transport in tanks)
(Note: Section 18 has been amended. See amendment 2 to the 4th revised edition of the Manual)
   
PART II: CLASSIFICATION PROCEDURES, TEST METHODS AND CRITERIA RELATING TO SELF-REACTIVE SUBSTANCES OF DIVISION 4.1 AND ORGANIC PEROXIDES OF DIVISION 5.2  PDF
Section 20 INTRODUCTION TO PART II 
(Note: Section 20 has been amended. See amendment 1 to the 4th revised edition of the Manual)
Section 21 TEST SERIES A (To determine if there is propagation of detonation) 
Section 22 TEST SERIES B (To determine if there is detonation in the package)
Section 23 TEST SERIES C (To determine if there is propagation of deflagration)
(Note: Section 23 has been amended. See amendment 2 to the 4th revised edition of the Manual)
Section 24 TEST SERIES D (To determine if there is rapid deflagration in the package)
Section 25 TEST SERIES E (To determine the effect of heating under confinement)
(Note: Section 25 has been amended. See amendment 2 to the 4th revised edition of the Manual)
Section 26 TEST SERIES F (To determine the explosive power)
Section 27 TEST SERIES G (To determine if there is thermal explosion in the package)
Section 28 TEST SERIES H (To determine the Self-accelerating Decomposition Temperature)
   
PART III: CLASSIFICATION PROCEDURES, TEST METHODS AND CRITERIA RELATING TO CLASS 3, CLASS 4, DIVISION 5.1 AND CLASS 9  PDF
Section 30 INTRODUCTION TO PART III 
Section 31 CLASSIFICATION PROCEDURES, TEST METHODS AND CRITERIA RELATING TO FLAMMABLE AEROSOLS OF CLASS 2
Section 32 CLASSIFICATION PROCEDURES, TEST METHODS AND CRITERIA RELATING TO LIQUID DESENSITIZED EXPLOSIVES AND FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS OF CLASS 3
(Note: Section 32 has been amended. See amendment 2 to the 4th revised edition of the Manual)
Section 33 CLASSIFICATION PROCEDURES, TEST METHODS AND CRITERIA RELATING TO CLASS 4 
Section 34 CLASSIFICATION PROCEDURES, TEST METHODS AND CRITERIA RELATING TO OXIDIZING SUBSTANCES OF DIVISION 5.1
Sections 35 and 36 Reserved for classification procedures, test methods and criteria relating to Class 6 and 7 respectively
Section 37 CLASSIFICATION PROCEDURES, TEST METHODS AND CRITERIA RELATING TO SUBSTANCES OF CLASS 8 
Section 38 CLASSIFICATION PROCEDURES, TEST METHODS AND CRITERIA RELATING TO CLASS 9
(Note: Section 38 has been amended. See amendment 2 to the 4th revised edition of the Manual)
   
PART IV: TEST METHODS CONCERNING TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT
Section 40 INTRODUCTION TO PART IV
Section 41 DYNAMIC LONGITUDINAL IMPACT TEST FOR PORTABLE TANKS AND MULTIPLEELEMENT
GAS CONTAINERS (MEGCs)
(Note: The text of part IV and Sections 40 and 41 is contained in amendment 1 to the 4th revised edition of the Manual)
   
APPENDICES   PDF
Appendix 1 SPECIFICATIONS OF STANDARD DETONATORS
Appendix 2 BRUCETON AND SAMPLE COMPARISON METHODS
Appendix 3 CAVITATION OF SAMPLES
Appendix 4 NATIONAL CONTACTS FOR TEST DETAILS
Appendix 5 EXAMPLE OF A TEST METHOD FOR VENT SIZING
(Note: Appendix 5 has been amended. See amendment 1 to the 4th revised edition of the Manual)
Appendix 6 SCREENING PROCEDURES