Vehicle and Dangerous Goods

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Now we are going to look at a knocked down car in shipping container, which components/parts will be considered as dangerous goods.

Already started thinking about petrol in tank? That’s a good start!

Below is the list of parts meeting the criteria of dangerous goods as per UN Model Regulations:

AIR BAG INFLATORS or AIR BAG MODULES or SEAT-BELT PRETENSIONERS UN 3269 Class 9 or UN 0503 Class 1.4G
1,1,1,2-TETRAFLUOROETHANE (REFRIGERANT GAS R 134a) UN 3159 Class 2.2
BATTERIES, WET, FILLED WITH ACID electric storage UN 2794 Class 9
MAGNETIZED MATERIAL ( Speakers ) UN 2807 Class 9
ENGINE, INTERNAL COMBUSTION UN 3166 Class 9
DANGEROUS GOODS IN APPARATUS ( Fuel pump & injectors) UN 3363 Class 9

However while making consignments you need to look at the correct regulations ( for mode of transport)  for latest rules ,exemptions and limitations applicable if any.

Example: Magnetized Material (Speakers) is hazardous only by air transport. Batteries may be exempted from the requirement if it is non spillable passing the test criteria according to Model regulations. Airbags fitted in steering columns or door panels does not meet the criteria of dangerous goods.

2 comments

  1. Good overview, as it increases the awareness of the amount of dg in vehicles and especially as UN3166 has been resurrected within the IMDG regulations effective 1/1/2012

    UN2807 Magnetized Materials by air would now not apply restrictions to speakers due to the low field strength. as would UN3164, Articles Pressurised, Hydraulic/Pneumatic ,9 to the lift arms for the tailgate which will be excluded from regulation if meeting SP283. The Electronic Keys will also be classified under UN3091, Lithium Ion Batteries, Contained in Equipment,9 partially exempted if in compliance with SP188

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