Transport organic peroxide safely
Organic Peroxides are transported world-wide under ambient as well as temperature-controlled conditions. They have their own dedicated transport class 5.2 as laid down in the various transport regulations (e.g. sea, road, rail and air transport regulations). These regulations are all based on the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, model regulations. In these UN recommendations, criteria are given for classification of Organic Peroxides (i.e. the hazard rating of decomposition effects which results in a classification of organic peroxide Type A to Type G and the thermal stability expressed by the Self Accelerating Decomposition Temperature, SADT), requirements for cooling and a list of currently assigned Organic Peroxides. Further they address the type of packaging's, IBC's and tanks allowed in transport and operational aspects. More information can be found in the EOPSG brochure “Safe transport of Organic peroxides – best practices”
The EOPSG members are committed to the highest safety standards and are going beyond legislation to ensure transport safety. If despite all safety measures an incident would occur, through the ICE network, the chemical industry has put a voluntary system in place, to support the work of fire brigades in their emergency response to transport incidents involving our chemicals. Read more about the ICE network here (www.ice-chem.org).
Regulations (regional & global)
Documents and best practices
Read also section on storage safety.