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UN Manual of Tests and Criteria

Manual of Tests and Criteria
Fifth revised edition

 

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Manual of Tests and Criteria, fifth revised edition

 

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Foreword, general table of contents, general introduction
(Note: Section 1 has been amended. See amendment 1 to the 5th revised edition of the Manual)

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Part I:
Classification procedures, test methods and criteria relating to explosives of Class 1

Section 10

INTRODUCTION TO PART I
(Note: Section 10 has been amended. See amendment 1 to the 5th revised edition of the Manual)

Section 11

TEST SERIES 1 (To determine if a substance has explosive properties)

Section 12

TEST SERIES 2 (To determine if a substance is too insensitive for inclusion in Class 1)

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 1 to the 5th 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)

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Part II:
Classification procedures, test methods and criteria relating to self-reactive substances of Division 4.1 and organic peroxides of Division 5.2

Section 20

INTRODUCTION TO PART II

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)

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)

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)

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Part III:
Classification procedures, test methods and criteria relating to Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Division 5.1, Class 8 and Class 9

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

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
(Note: Section 35 has been amended. See amendment 1 to the 5th revised edition of the Manual)

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 1 to the 5th revised edition of the Manual)

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Part IV:
Test methods concerning transport equipment

Section 40

INTRODUCTION TO PART IV

Section 41

DYNAMIC LONGITUDINAL IMPACT TEST FOR PORTABLE TANKS AND MULTIPLEELEMENTGAS CONTAINERS (MEGCs)
(Note: The text of part IV and Sections 40 and 41 is contained in amendment 1 to the 5th revised edition of the Manual)

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Appendices

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

Appendix 6

SCREENING PROCEDURES

Appendix 7

HSL FLASH COMPOSITION TEST

Appendix 8

RESPONSE DESCRIPTORS
(Note: The text of Appendix 8 is contained in amendment 1 to the 5th revised edition of the Manual)