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Safety Information Profile Hazards of Flammable and Combustible Liquids Stored In Plastic Containers.

Authors
Chapman-J
Source
NIOSH 1981 Jun:11 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00124044
Abstract
The use of plastic containers for the storage of flammable and combustible liquids is profiled and the potential hazards are described. The general characteristics of polyethylene (9002884) containers are discussed, and the development of standards and specifications for plastic containers is outlined. Current Department of Transportation specifications and tests for polyethylene container are reviewed, and laboratory studies of mechanical properties leading to the failure of polyethylene are cited. The permeation properties of polyethylene are described. The authors conclude that the increasing use of plastic containers and the deficiencies in existing regulations indicate the need for further study in this area.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-80-0042; Plastics; Standards; Storage-containers;
CAS No.
9002-88-4;
Publication Date
19810601
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-132308
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
Contract-210-80-0042
NIOSH Division
DSR;
Source Name
Division of Safety Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIOSH, Morgantown, West Virginia, 11 pages, 7 references
State
VA; WV;
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