(Question on assignment of UN number and Proper Shipping Name.)

Q.
The predominant substance of the article is Ethanol and there is no subsidiary risk. The product is a liquid with a flash point of less than 60℃ by Closed Cup Test. Should we assign UN 1993 Flammable Liquid, n.o.s. ★ or should we assign UN 1170 Ethanol Solution? We need your advice. (31 Oct 16)

A.
The procedure to assign UN number and Proper Shipping Name is written in DGR 4.0.1.2 sub-paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d). It indicates to assign a specific group name over generic names, therefore, the correct Proper Shipping Name is UN 1170 Ethanol Solution. As for determining PG, please refer to DGR Table 3.3.A.


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