AS 3780-2008


The storage and handling of corrosive substances

Sets out requirements and recommendations for the safe storage and handling of corrosive substances, i.e. substances that meet the Class 8 classification criteria set out in the ADG Code. An outline of the hazards of corrosive substances and information on emergency planning and management are provided in appendices.
Published: 28/07/2008
Pages: 44
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Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Application
1.2.1 Where this Standard applies
1.2.2 Where this Standard does not apply
1.2.3 Application of sections
1.3 Referenced documents
1.4 Definitions
2 Minor storage
2.1 Scope of Section
2.2 Criteria for classification as minor storage
2.3 Precautions for minor storage
3 Transit storage
3.1 Scope of Section
3.2 Delineation of transit storage areas
3.3 Requirements for transit storage
4 Storage and handling of packages
4.1 Scope of Section
4.2 Types of package stores
4.3 Location, separation and segregation
4.3.1 Corrosive substances having Subsidiary Risks
4.3.2 Separation of stores from protected places
4.3.3 Segregation of corrosive substances
4.4 General requirements for package stores
4.5 Requirements for package filling operations
4.6 Requirements specifically for indoor storage cabinets
4.6.1 Application of Clause
4.6.2 Types of substances kept
4.6.3 Maximum quantities to be kept
4.6.4 Cabinet design
4.6.5 Materials of cabinet construction
4.6.6 Cabinet location
4.6.7 Cabinet marking
5 Storage and handling in bulk
5.1 Scope and application of Section
5.2 Container types
5.3 Location of bulk containers
5.3.1 General
5.3.2 Separation Corrosive substances having Subsidiary Risks Separation distances Measurement of separation distances
5.3.3 Segregation Measurement of segregation distances
5.4 Bunds and compounds
5.4.1 General
5.4.2 Capacity of compounds
5.4.3 Design and construction
5.4.4 Compound drainage
5.4.5 Maintenance
5.5 Design and construction requirements applicable to all bulk containers
5.5.1 Protection against corrosion
5.5.2 Foundation
5.5.3 Supports
5.5.4 Bearing area
5.5.5 Vents
5.5.6 Liquid lines
5.5.7 Transfer points
5.5.8 Ancillary equipment for tanks Pipes and flexible hoses Accessories Screw fittings Transfer systems Heating of tanks Electrical equipment
5.6 Additional requirements for portable bulk containers
5.7 Additional requirements for fixed tanks
5.7.1 General
5.7.2 Materials of construction
5.7.3 Tank design and construction
5.7.4 Tank lining
5.7.5 Level indication
5.7.6 Nozzles
5.7.7 Overflow lines
5.7.8  Additional requirements for tanks with external fire-rated covering
5.8 Filling of bulk containers
5.8.1 General
5.8.2 Filling connections
5.8.3 Transfer hoses
5.8.4 Spillage control for corrosive liquids General requirements Capacity of system
6 Operational and personnel safety
6.1 Scope of Section
6.2 General precautions
6.2.1 Control of entry
6.2.2 Clear access
6.2.3 Lighting
6.2.4 Ventilation
6.2.5 Safety information
6.2.6 Checking of safety equipment
6.2.7 Activities within stores
6.2.8 Handling precautions
6.2.9 Site upkeep
6.3 Signs and placards
6.3.1 Placarding of stores
6.3.2 Signs and notices
6.3.3 Safety information for emergency services
6.4 Effluent control
6.5 Construction and maintenance work
6.5.1 General
6.5.2 Routine work
6.5.3 Work permit
6.5.4 Preparation of work site and plant
6.5.5 Completion of work and commissioning
6.5.6 Hot work
6.5.7 Work inside a confined space
6.6 Personnel training
6.6.1 Job knowledge
6.6.2 Training
6.6.3 Contractors
6.6.4 Refresher training
6.6.5 Hygiene
6.7 Personal protective equipment
6.7.1 General
6.7.2 Types of personal protective equipment
6.7.3 Care and maintenance of personal protective equipment
6.8 First aid
6.9 Additional requirements for the storage and handling of packages
6.9.1 Suitability of packagings
6.9.2 Marking of packages
6.9.3 Procedures for package stores
6.10 Additional requirements for bulk storage
6.10.1 Bulk storage installations
6.10.2 Inspection of plant and equipment
7 Emergency management
7.1 Scope of Section
7.2 Planning for emergencies
7.2.1 Considerations in designing premises
7.2.2 Emergency plan General Review of emergency plan Contents of plan
7.3 Manifest
7.4 Placarding
7.5 Management of leaks and spills
7.5.1 General
7.5.2 Clean-up materials and equipment
7.5.3 Actions for dealing with leaks and spills
8 Fire protection
8.1 Scope of Section
8.2 General considerations
8.3 Fire protection measures
8.4 Action in the event of fire
9 Waste storage and disposal
9.1 Scope of Section
9.2 Storage of wastes
9.3 Items for disposal
9.3.1 Corrosive substances
9.3.2 Other items
9.4 Pre-disposal treatment of empty containers
9.5 Methods of disposal
Appendix A
A1 Health hazards
A2 Environmental hazards
A3 Other hazards
Appendix B
Appendix C
C1 Premises emergency plan
C2 Plan for use by emergency services
C3 Information to be provided to the emergency services
C4 Bibliography of documents providing guidelines on the preparation of emergency plans
Amendment control sheet
Cited references in this standard
Steel structures
The handling and transport of dangerous cargoes in port areas
Concrete structures — Commentary (Supplement 1 to AS 3600:2018)
Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets — Selection and location
Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods, Part 4: Road tank vehicles for toxic, corrosive or ammonium nitrate emulsion, suspension or gel cargoes
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