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    The use of flexitanks for the transport of non-dangerous liquid chemicals in bulk

    01 June 2018

    The use of flexitanks for the transport of non-dangerous liquid chemicals in bulk is becoming an attractive alternative to transport in ISO tank-containers. Incidents involving flexitanks pose however a higher risk of loss of containment compared to tank-containers. The use of flexitanks should therefore be carried out with the appropriate equipment and following the right operating procedures. These guidelines have been developed to assist chemical companies, their customers and logistics service providers in preventing unsafe situations in the supply chain of flexitanks by promoting best practices known in the industry today. The scope of these guidelines includes:
    - Equipment selection comprising flexitank type and its connections; - Requirements for vendors and service providers; - Product allowance criteria; - Standard operating procedures; - Incident management.”

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    | Guidelines | Best practice guidelines for the cleaning of dry bulk polymer transport

    23 April 2018

    These guidelines have been developed based on the experience and knowledge of the suppliers, carriers and cleaning stations.
    For polymer materials supplied via bulk silo tank trailers, one of the major concerns is the potential cross contamination from previous products. In order to ensure the tank is clean, dry, and odour free, the cleaning program must address all of the likely and known contamination risk points.
    Whilst the tank and ancillary equipment may differ slightly in design, the principles of an effective cleaning program remain the same.

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    | Guidelines | Transport of dangerous goods. Identification of defects in rail tank cars

    28 March 2018

    Rail Undertakings and Chemical Companies carry out systematic inspections of Rail Tank Cars loaded with hazardous goods during which technical defects are observed; some of these defects have the potential of resulting in serious accidents. This guideline is a reference document to be used during the inspections and is a translation of the Dutch guideline “Identification of Defects in Rail Tank Cars” developed by VNCI (the Association of the Dutch Chemical Industry).

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    | Guidelines | Safe storage and handling of containers carrying dangerous goods and hazardous substances

    21 March 2018

    A significant part of the transport of chemicals in Europe occurs in intermodal transport units (ITUs), e.g. iso-containers, and is handled through small and medium sized container storage terminals. Given that the storage of ITUs is only limitedly regulated, CEFIC and ECTA developed this guideline on the “Safe storage and handling of containers carrying dangerous goods and hazardous substances”. The scope of this Guideline is the safe (intermediate) open-air storage and handling of hazardous and non-hazardous goods in tank- and box container at small and medium sized container terminals. Guidelines are provided on among others container segregation, stacking, handling and emergency response. The handling includes placing into and releasing from storage, transport inside the terminal, sampling, heating/ cooling and transferring product from container to container. The guideline is supported by a model container terminal risk assessment and a (Self-)Assessment form against the provided guidance.

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    | Guidelines | Safety guidelines for working around railcars in chemical sites

    08 May 2017

    Working with or nearby rail vehicles on chemical sites has specific risks that must be carefully and specifically addressed. These guideline address the different aspects relating to the safety of on-site rail activities. The purpose is to provide insights to the reader about safe practices for protection of personnel from hazards that can arise when working on and /or around rail vehicles and tracks at chemical sites. This guideline addresses safety in the following activities: shunting; inspection, maintenance and repairs of rail vehicles and tracks; activities near rail infrastructure; traffic control; third party and subcontractors activities.

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    | Guidelines | Safety guidelines for working around railcars in chemical sites (German Version)

    08 May 2017

    Working with or nearby rail vehicles on chemical sites has specific risks that must be carefully and specifically addressed. These guideline address the different aspects relating to the safety of on-site rail activities. The purpose is to provide insights to the reader about safe practices for protection of personnel from hazards that can arise when working on and /or around rail vehicles and tracks at chemical sites. This guideline addresses safety in the following activities: shunting; inspection, maintenance and repairs of rail vehicles and tracks; activities near rail infrastructure; traffic control; third party and subcontractors activities.

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    | Guidelines | ECTA-Cefic Guidelines for standarized coding of transport events (ECTA Codes)

    03 April 2017

    This document replaces the ECTA-Cefic Guideline of 2009 and proposes the application of standard coding and data structure for reporting of transport events in chemical transports

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    | Guidelines | for managing change in a chemicals supply chain

    01 March 2017

    Investigation of incidents in the logistics chain identified the lack of proper Management of Change (MOC) as one of the root causes of a significant share of these incidents. This guideline provides a framework for companies that are active in the chemicals supply chain, to better manage changes associated with equipment, materials, products, people, organization and procedures. The guideline, which is based on best practices already in use in the contributing companies, describes procedures and tools to manage changes safely, both on- and off-site, including transport, intermediate storage, loading/unloading operations and cleaning, related to all modes of European land transport including intermodal transportation. Implementing these guidelines should assist in reducing the number of incidents in the logistics chain and the associated harm to people and the environment.

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    | Guidelines | for the security of the transport of dangerous goods by road

    27 February 2017

    These guidelines provide a list of practical options on how a company can meet the requirements of the Chapter 1.10 on Security Provisions in ADR 2017. They are the result of a cooperation between 11 industry associations, which represent a large part of manufacturing, transport, distribution and forwarding industries, involved in the transport of dangerous goods. These Guidelines have been designed to provide as comprehensive a range of technical and operational options as possible, from which users can select their optimum mix measures. The current guidelines replace a previous version (dating from 2015) and are in line with the Security Provisions of ADR 2017.

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    | Guidelines | Safety & Quality Guidelines for Unloading Polymers in Bulk

    01 September 2016

    When should these guidelines be used?
    It should be used to raise the awareness of these requirements of all members of the supply chain including suppliers, transport companies, customers and intermediate storage installations.

    These guidelines provide an overview of the safety and quality requirements for unloading of silo trucks, silo trailers, silo containers and bag-in-box containers at sites.

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