IMDG Code: International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, 2016 Edition (Amendment 38-16) 2 Volumes (KK200E) (eBook)

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The IMDG Code has undergone many changes over the years, in both format and content, in order to keep up with the rapid expansion of the shipping industry. Amendment 38-16 includes revisions to various sections of the Code and to transport requirements for specific substances. It was adopted by IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) at its ninety-sixth session in May 2016.

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The two-volume Code is divided into seven parts:

 

Volume 1 (parts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the Code) contains sections on general provisions, definitions and training, classification, packing and tank provisions, consignment procedures, construction and testing of packagings, IBCs, large packagings, portable tanks, MEGCs and road tank vehicles, transport operations.

 

Volume 2 contains part 3 (Dangerous Goods List, special provisions and exceptions), appendices A and B (generic and N.O.S. Proper Shipping Names, and glossary of terms) and an index.

 

Amendment 38-16 of the Code is mandatory as from 1 January 2018 but may be applied by Administrations in whole or in part on a voluntary basis from 1 January 2017.

Foreword

Preamble

 

PART 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS, DEFINITIONS AND TRAINING

Chapter 1.1 General provisions

1.1.0 Introductory note

1.1.1 Application and implementation of the Code

1.1.2 Conventions

1.1.3 Dangerous goods forbidden from transport

Chapter 1.2 Definitions, units of measurement and abbreviations

1.2.1 Definitions

1.2.2 Units of measurement

1.2.3 List of abbreviations

Chapter 1.3 Training

1.3.0 Introductory note

1.3.1 Training of shore-side personnel

Chapter 1.4 Security provisions

1.4.0 Scope

1.4.1 General provisions for companies, ships and port facilities

1.4.2 General provisions for shore-side personnel

1.4.3 Provisions for high consequence dangerous goods

Chapter 1.5 General provisions concerning radioactive material

1.5.1 Scope and application

1.5.2 Radiation protection programme

1.5.3 Management system

1.5.4 Special arrangement

1.5.5 Radioactive material possessing other dangerous properties

1.5.6 Non-compliance

 

PART 2 CLASSIFICATION

Chapter 2.0 Introduction

2.0.0 Responsibilities

2.0.1 Classes, divisions, packing groups

2.0.2 UN numbers and proper shipping names

2.0.3 Classification of substances, mixtures and solutions with multiple hazards (precedence of hazard characteristics)

2.0.4 Transport of samples

2.0.5 Transport of wastes

Chapter 2.1 Class 1 – Explosives

2.1.0 Introductory notes

2.1.1 Definitions and general provisions

2.1.2 Compatibility groups and classification codes

2.1.3 Classification procedure

Chapter 2.2 Class 2 – Gases

2.2.0 Introductory note

2.2.1 Definitions and general provisions

2.2.2 Class subdivisions

2.2.3 Mixtures of gases

2.2.4 Gases not accepted for transport

Chapter 2.3 Class 3 – Flammable liquids

2.3.0 Introductory note

2.3.1 Definitions and general provisions

2.3.2 Assignment of packing group

2.3.3 Determination of flashpoint

2.3.4 Determination of initial boiling point

2.3.5 Substances not accepted for transport

Chapter 2.4 Flammable solids; substances liable to spontaneous combustion; substances which,

in contact with water, emit flammable gases

2.4.0 Introductory note

2.4.1 Definition and general provisions

2.4.2 Flammable solids, self-reactive substances, solid desensitized explosives and polymerizing substances

2.4.3 Class 4.2 – Substances liable to spontaneous combustion

2.4.4 Class 4.3 – Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases

2.4.5 Classification of organometallic substances

Chapter 2.5 Class 5 – Oxidizing substances and organic peroxides

2.5.0 Introductory note

2.5.1 Definitions and general provisions

2.5.2 Class 5.1 – Oxidizing substances

2.5.3 Class 5.2 – Organic peroxides

Chapter 2.6 Class 6 – Toxic and infectious substances

2.6.0 Introductory notes

2.6.1 Definitions

2.6.2 Class 6.1 – Toxic substances

2.6.3 Class 6.2 – Infectious substances

Chapter 2.7 Class 7 – Radioactive material

2.7.1 Definitions

2.7.2 Classification

Chapter 2.8 Class 8 – Corrosive substances

2.8.1 Definition and properties

2.8.2 Assignment of packing groups

2.8.3 Substances not accepted for transport

Chapter 2.9 Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles (class 9) and environmentally hazardous substances

2.9.1 Definitions2.9.2 Assignment to class 9

2.9.3 Environmentally hazardous substances (aquatic environment)

2.9.4 Lithium batteries

Chapter 2.10 Marine pollutants

2.10.1 Definition

2.10.2 General provisions

2.10.3 Classification

 

PART 3 DANGEROUS GOODS LIST, SPECIAL PROVISIONS AND EXCEPTIONS

Chapter 3.1 General

3.1.1 Scope and general provisions

3.1.2 Proper shipping names

3.1.3 Mixtures or solutions

3.1.4 Segregation groups

Chapter 3.2 Dangerous Goods List

3.2.1 Structure of the Dangerous Goods List

3.2.2 Abbreviations and symbols

Dangerous Goods List

Chapter 3.3 Special provisions applicable to certain substances, materials or articles

Chapter 3.4 Dangerous goods packed in limited quantities

3.4.1 General

3.4.2 Packing

3.4.3 Stowage

3.4.4 Segregation

3.4.5 Marking and placarding

3.4.6 Documentation

Chapter 3.5 Dangerous goods packed in excepted quantities

3.5.1 Excepted quantities

3.5.2 Packagings

3.5.3 Tests for packages

3.5.4 Marking of packages

3.5.5 Maximum number of packages in any cargo transport unit

3.5.6 Documentation

3.5.7 Stowage

3.5.8 Segregation

 

PART 4 PACKING AND TANK PROVISIONS

Chapter 4.1 Use of packagings, including intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) and large packagings

4.1.0 Definitions

4.1.1 General provisions for the packing of dangerous goods in packagings, including IBCs and large packagings

4.1.2 Additional general provisions for the use of IBCs

4.1.3 General provisions concerning packing instructions

4.1.4 List of packing instructions

Packing instructions concerning the use of packagings

(except IBCs and large packagings)

Packing instructions concerning the use of IBCs

Packing instructions concerning the use of large packagings

4.1.5 Special packing provisions for goods of class 1

4.1.6 Special packing provisions for goods of class 2

4.1.7 Special packing provisions for organic peroxides (class 5.2) and self-reactive substances of class 4.1

4.1.8 Special packing provisions for infectious substances of category A (class 6.2, UN 2814 and UN 2900)

4.1.9 Special packing provisions for radioactive material

Chapter 4.2 U se of portable tanks and multiple-element gas containers (ME GCs)

4.2.0 Transitional provisions

4.2.1 General provisions for the use of portable tanks for the transport of substances of class 1 and classes 3 to 9

4.2.2 General provisions for the use of portable tanks for the transport of non-refrigerated liquefied gases and chemicals under pressure

4.2.3 General provisions for the use of portable tanks for the transport of refrigerated liquefied gases of class 2

4.2.4 General provisions for the use of multiple-element gas containers (MEGCs)

4.2.5 Portable tank instructions and special provisions

Portable tank instructions

Portable tank special provisions

4.2.6 Additional provisions for the use of road tank vehicles

Chapter 4.3 Use of bulk containers

4.3.1 General provisions

4.3.2 Additional provisions applicable to bulk goods of classes 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.2, 7 and 8

4.3.3 Additional provisions for the use of sheeted bulk containers (BK1)

4.3.4 Additional provisions for the use of flexible bulk containers (BK3)

 

PART 5 CONSIGNMENT PROCEDURES

Chapter 5.1 General provisions

5.1.1 Application and general provisions

5.1.2 Use of overpacks and unit loads

5.1.3 Empty uncleaned packagings or units

5.1.4 Mixed packing

5.1.5 General provisions for class 7

5.1.6 Packages packed into a cargo transport unit

Chapter 5.2 Marking and labelling of packages including IBCs

5.2.1 Marking of packages including IBCs

5.2.2 Labelling of packages including IBCs

Chapter 5.3 Placarding and marking of cargo transport units

5.3.1 Placarding

5.3.2 Marking of cargo transport units

Chapter 5.4 Documentation

5.4.1 Dangerous goods transport information

5.4.2 Container/vehicle packing contents

5.4.3 Documentation required aboard the ship

5.4.4 Other required information and documentation

5.4.5 Multimodal Dangerous Goods Form

5.4.6 Retention of dangerous goods transport information

Chapter 5.5 Special provisions

5.5.1 [Reserved]

5.5.2 Special provisions applicable to fumigated cargo transport units (UN 3359)

5.5.3 Special provisions applicable to packages and cargo transport units containing substances presenting a risk of asphyxiation when used for cooling or conditioning purposes (such as dry ice (UN 1845) or nitrogen, refrigerated liquid (UN 1977) or argon, refrigerated liquid (UN 1951))

 

PART 6 CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING OF PACKAGINGS, INTERME DIATE BULK CONTAINERS (IBCs), LARGE PACKAGINGS, PORTABLE TANKS, MULTIPLE-ELEMENT GAS CONTAINERS (MEGCs) AND

ROAD TANK VEHICLE S

Chapter 6.1 Provisions for the construction and testing of packagings (other than for class 6.2 substances)

6.1.1 Applicability and general provisions

6.1.2 Code for designating types of packagings

6.1.3 Marking

6.1.4 Provisions for packagings

6.1.5 Test provisions for packagings

Chapter 6.2 Provisions for the construction and testing of pressure receptacles, aerosol dispensers, small receptacles containing gas (gas cartridges) and fuel cell cartridges containing liquefied flammable gas

6.2.1 General provisions

6.2.2 Provisions for UN pressure receptacles

6.2.3 Provisions for non-UN pressure receptacles

6.2.4 Provisions for aerosol dispensers, small receptacles containing gas (gas cartridges) and fuel cell cartridges containing liquefied flammable gas

Chapter 6.3 Provisions for the construction and testing of packagings for class 6.2 infectious substances of category A

6.3.1 General

6.3.2 Provisions for packagings

6.3.3 Code for designating types of packagings

6.3.4 Marking

6.3.5 Test provisions for packagings

Chapter 6.4 Provisions for the construction, testing and approval of packages for radioactive material and for the approval of such material

6.4.1 [Reserved]

6.4.2 General provisions

6.4.3 Additional provisions for packages transported by air

6.4.4 Provisions for excepted packages

6.4.5 Provisions for industrial packages

6.4.6 Provisions for packages containing uranium hexafluoride

6.4.7 Provisions for Type A packages

6.4.8 Provisions for Type B(U) packages

6.4.9 Provisions for Type B(M) packages

6.4.10 Provisions for Type C packages

6.4.11 Provisions for packages containing fissile material

6.4.12 Test procedures and demonstration of compliance

6.4.13 Testing the integrity of the containment system and shielding and evaluating criticality safety

6.4.14 Target for drop tests

6.4.15 Test for demonstrating ability to withstand normal conditions of transport

6.4.16 Additional tests for Type A packages designed for liquids and gases

6.4.17 Tests for demonstrating ability to withstand accident conditions of transport

6.4.18 Enhanced water immersion test for Type B(U) and Type B(M) packages containing more than 105A2 and Type C packages

6.4.19 Water leakage test for packages containing fissile material

6.4.20 Tests for Type C packages

6.4.21 Tests for packagings designed to contain uranium hexafluoride

6.4.22 Approvals of package designs and materials

6.4.23 Applications for approval and approvals for radioactive material transport

6.4.24 Transitional measures for class 7

Chapter 6.5 Provisions for the construction and testing of intermediate bulk containers (IBCs)

6.5.1 General requirements

6.5.2 Marking

6.5.3 Construction requirements

6.5.4 Testing, certification and inspection

6.5.5 Specific provisions for IBCs

6.5.6 Test provisions for IBCs

Chapter 6.6 Provisions for the construction and testing of large packagings

6.6.1 General

6.6.2 Code for designating types of large packagings

6.6.3 Marking

6.6.4 Specific provisions for large packagings

6.6.5 Test provisions for large packagings

Chapter 6.7 Provisions for the design, construction, inspection and testing of portable tanks and multiple-element gas containers (MEGCs)

6.7.1 Application and general provisions

6.7.2 Provisions for the design, construction, inspection and testing of portable tanks intended for the transport of substances of class 1 and classes 3 to 9

6.7.3 Provisions for the design, construction, inspection and testing of portable tanks intended for the transport of non-refrigerated liquefied gases of class 2

6.7.4 Provisions for the design, construction, inspection and testing of portable tanks intended for the transport of refrigerated liquefied gases of class 2

6.7.5 Provisions for the design, construction, inspection and testing of multiple-element gas containers (MEGCs) intended for the transport of non-refrigerated gases

Chapter 6.8 Provisions for road tank vehicles

6.8.1 General

6.8.2 Road tank vehicles for long international voyages for substances of classes 3 to 9

6.8.3 Road tank vehicles for short international voyages

Chapter 6.9 Provisions for the design, construction, inspection and testing of bulk containers

6.9.1 Definitions

6.9.2 Application and general provisions

6.9.3 Provisions for the design, construction, inspection and testing of freight containers used as BK1 or BK2 bulk containers

6.9.4 Provisions for the design, construction and approval of BK1 or BK2 bulk containers other than freight containers

6.9.5 Requirements for the design, construction, inspection and testing of flexible bulk containers BK3

 

PART 7 PROVISIONS CONCERNING TRANSPORT OPERATIONS

Chapter 7.1 General stowage provisions

7.1.1 Introduction

7.1.2 Definitions

7.1.3 Stowage categories

7.1.4 Special stowage provisions

7.1.5 Stowage codes

7.1.6 Handling codes

Chapter 7.2 General segregation provisions

7.2.1 Introduction

7.2.2 Definitions

7.2.3 Segregation provisions

7.2.4 Segregation table

7.2.5 Segregation groups

7.2.6 Special segregation provisions and exemptions

7.2.7 Segregation of goods of class 1

7.2.8 Segregation codes

Annex: Segregation flow chart

Chapter 7.3 Consigning operations concerning the packing and use of cargo transport units (CTUs) and related provisions

7.3.1 Introduction

7.3.2 General provisions for cargo transport units

7.3.3 Packing of cargo transport units

7.3.4 Segregation provisions within cargo transport units

7.3.5 Tracking and monitoring equipment

7.3.6 Opening and unloading cargo transport units

7.3.7 Cargo transport units under temperature control

7.3.8 Loading of cargo transport units on board ships

Chapter 7.4 Stowage and segregation on containerships

7.4.1 Introduction

7.4.2 Stowage requirements

7.4.3 Segregation requirements

Chapter 7.5 Stowage and segregation on ro-ro ships

7.5.1 Introduction

7.5.2 Stowage provisions

7.5.3 Segregation provisions

Chapter 7.6 Stowage and segregation on general cargo ships

7.6.1 Introduction

7.6.2 Stowage and handling provisions

7.6.3 Segregation provisions

Chapter 7.7 Shipborne barges on barge-carrying ships

7.7.1 Introduction

7.7.2 Definitions

7.7.3 Barge loading

7.7.4 Stowage of shipborne barges

7.7.5 Segregation between barges on board barge-carrying ships

Chapter 7.8 Special requirements in the event of an incident and fire precautions involving dangerous goods

7.8.1 General

7.8.2 General provisions in the event of incidents

7.8.3 Special provisions for incidents involving infectious substances

7.8.4 Special provisions for incidents involving radioactive material

7.8.5 General fire precautions

7.8.6 Special fire precautions for class 1

7.8.7 Special fire precautions for class 2

7.8.8 Special fire precautions for class 3

7.8.9 Special fire precautions and fire fighting for class 7

Chapter 7.9 Exemptions, approvals and certificates

7.9.1 Exemptions

7.9.2 Approvals (including permits, authorizations or agreements) and certificates

7.9.3 Contact information for the main designated national competent authorities

 

APPENDICES

Appendix A List of generic and N.O.S. proper shipping names

Appendix B Glossary of terms

 

INDEX

A​​s a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.  

In other words, its role is to create a level playing-field so that ship operators cannot address their financial issues by simply cutting corners and compromising on safety, security and environmental performance. This approach also encourages innovation and efficiency.

Shipping is a truly international industry, and it can only operate effectively if the regulations and standards are themselves agreed, adopted and implemented on an international basis. And IMO is the forum at which this process takes place.

Title: IMDG Code: International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, 2016 Edition (Amendment 38-16) 2 Volumes (KK200E) (eBook)
Number of Volumes: 2
Edition: 2016
Number of Pages: 882
Product Code: MM1417EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 9789280116366, ISBN 10: 9280116363
Published Date: September 2016
Author: IMO

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