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You say nothing to do with limited quantity. It’s not ADR. I say it is, and there are few relating regulations. Let’s see what I am talking about.
The applicable quantity limit for the inner packaging or article is specified for each substance in Column (7a) of Table A of Chapter 3.2. In addition, the quantity “0”has been indicated in this column for each entry not permitted to be carried in accordance with this Chapter.
The point is:
Limited quantities of dangerous goods packed in such limited quantities, meeting the provisions of this Chapter are not subject to any other provisions of ADR except the relevant provisions of:
(a) Part 1, Chapters 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 1.9;
(b) Part 2;
(c) Part 3, Chapters 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 (except special provisions 61, 178, 181, 220, 274, 625, 633 and 650 (e));
(d) Part 4, paragraphs 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11;
(e) Part 5, 18.104.22.168(a) (i) and (b), 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 5.4.2;
(f) Part 6, construction requirements of 6.1.4 and paragraphs 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168;
(g) Part 7, Chapter 7.1 and 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.5.1 (except 22.214.171.124), 126.96.36.199, 7.5.7, 7.5.8 and 7.5.9;
(h) 188.8.131.52 and 8.6.4.
Let’s see what are these provisions.
(a) exemptions, definitions and units of measurement, training of persons involved in the carriage of dangerous goods, safety obligations of the participants, derogations, transitional measures, checks and other support measures to ensure compliance with safety requirements,transport restrictions by the competent authorities
(c) proper shipping name, dangerous goods list, special provisions except 61, 178, 181, 220, 274, 625, 633 and 650 (e))
(d) packagings, degree of filling etc.
(e) marked with the word “OVERPACK”, orientation arrows, package’s provisions, orientation markings, large container or vehicle packing certificate
(f) requirements for packagings, materials, design and construction, tightness (leakproofness) test
(g) general provisions concerning the conditions of carriage, loading, unloading and handling, vehicles, mixed loading, handling and stowage, cleaning after unloading, prohibition of smoking
(h) tunnel restrictions
Dangerous goods shall be packed only in inner packagings placed in suitable outer packagings. The total gross mass of the package shall not exceed 30 kg. Except for articles of Division 1.4, Compatibility Group S, shrink-wrapped or stretch-wrapped trays are acceptable as outer packagings for articles or inner packagings containing dangerous goods. The total gross mass of the package, in this case, shall not exceed 20 kg.
The marking shall be in the form of a square set at an angle of 45° (diamond-shaped). The top and bottom portions and the surrounding line shall be black. The centre area shall be white or a suitable contrasting background. The minimum dimensions shall be 100 mm x 100 mm and the minimum width of the line forming the diamond shall be 2 mm. Where dimensions are not specified, all features shall be in approximate proportion to those shown. If the size of the package so requires, the minimum outer dimensions may be reduced to be not less than 50 mm x 50 mm provided the marking remains clearly visible. The minimum width of the line forming the diamond may be reduced to a minimum of 1 mm.
In advance of carriage, consignors of dangerous goods packed in limited quantities shall inform the carrier in a traceable form of the total gross mass of such goods to be consigned. But why is it so important?
Transport units with a maximum mass exceeding 12 tonnes carrying dangerous goods packed in limited quantities shall be marked at the front and at the rear except when the transport unit contains other dangerous goods for which orange-coloured plate marking is required. In this latter case, the transport unit may display the required orange-coloured plate marking only, or both the orange-coloured plate marking and the limited quantity marking. (ADR 3.4.15)
Containers carrying dangerous goods packed in limited quantities, on transport units with a maximum mass exceeding 12 tonnes, shall be marked on all four sides except when the container contains other dangerous goods for which placarding is required. In this latter case, the container may display the required placards only, or both the placards and the marking in accordance with 3.4.15. The carrying transport unit need not be marked, except when the marking affixed to the containers is not visible from outside this carrying transport unit. In this latter case, the same marking shall be affixed at the front and at the rear of the transport unit.
Markings specified above may be dispensed with if the total gross mass of the packages containing dangerous goods packed in limited quantities carried does not exceed 8 tonnes per transport unit.
The minimum dimensions of the markings(vehicle, container) shall be 250 mm x 250 mm.
Final conclusion: People who think LQ is not regulated in ADR are wrong. There are many relating regulations as you see. This is the reason why ADR never let any driver take any dangerous goods without proper training. Not even a box or LQ or EQ.
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