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Interpretation Response #03-0225 ([Arbonite] [Mr. Lee K. Robinson])

Below is the interpretation response detail and a list of regulations sections applicable to this response.

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Arbonite

Individual Name: Mr. Lee K. Robinson

Location State: PA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Oct 30, 2003

 

Mr. Lee K. Robinson               Reference No. 03-0225
Sales Manager
Arbonite
3826 Old Easton road
Doylestown, PA 18901

Dear Mr. Robinson:

This responds to your September 8, 2003, letter requesting clarification on § 180A07(f) under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, you ask if a lining is required for a trailer carrying concentrations of 93-98% sulfuric acid (UN 1830) at ambient temperature.

The answer is no. In accordance with Special Provision B84, packagings containing sulfuric acid or spent sulfuric acid in a concentration up to 65.25 percent must be protected with non-metallic linings or have a suitable corrosion allowance. A lining is not required for packagings containing sulfuric acid in concentrations greater than 65.25 percent.

I hope this answers your inquiry.

Sincerely,

 

Susan Gorsky,
Senior Transportation Regulations Specialist
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
180.407 Requirements for test and inspection of specification cargo tanks