CLASS 4 – FLAMMABLE SOLIDS; SUBSTANCES LIABLE TO SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION; SUBSTANCES WHICH EMIT FLAMMABLE GASES WHEN IN CONTACT WITH WATER
Flammable solids are materials which, under conditions encountered in transport, are readily combustible or may cause or contribute to fire through friction, self-reactive substances which are liable to undergo a strongly exothermic reaction or solid desensitized explosives. Also included are substances which are liable to spontaneous heating under normal transport conditions, or to heating up in contact with air, and are consequently liable to catch fire and substances which emit flammable gases or become spontaneously flammable when in contact with water.
Reason for Regulation
Flammable solids are capable of posing serious hazards due to their volatility, combustibility and potential in causing or propagating severe conflagrations.
Commonly Transported Flammable Solids; Spontaneous Combustibles; ‘Dangerous When Wet’ Materials
- Alkali metals
- Metal powders
- Aluminium phosphide
- Sodium batteries
- Sodium cells
- Calcium carbide
- Activated carbon
- Seed cake
- Oily cotton waste
- Desensitized explosives
- Oily fabrics
- Oily fibres
- Iron oxide (spent
- Iron sponge/direct-reduced iron (spent)
DGI are proficient in handling flammable solids, Class 4 Dangerous Goods. DGI have the ability to service all customer requests pertaining to the logistics of flammable solids; packing, packaging, compliance, freight forwarding and training.
Ship flammable solids easily and safely with our top-rated service. Our expert staff provides you with reliable and cost-effective solutions to ensure secure transportation of your goods.
Security from Start to Finish
We recognize that each supply chain is distinct and so are the specific needs of your business. As a result, we have made a commitment to act as an integrator of comprehensive logistics services. This means that we provide a range of solutions that can be customized to meet the unique demands of your supply chain. With us as your single partner, you can enjoy the convenience of end-to-end delivery and leverage your supply chain as a competitive advantage.