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Physical & Chemical properties

Explosiveness

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Administrative data

Endpoint:
explosiveness, other
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
weight of evidence
Study period:
2003
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study without detailed documentation

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
other company data
Title:
Unnamed
Year:
2003
Report Date:
2003

Materials and methods

Test guideline
Qualifier:
equivalent or similar to
Guideline:
other: UK Institute of Chemical Engineering Standard
Deviations:
not specified
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Method to determine the Group A/B Classification in accordance with the UK Institute of Chemical Engineering Standard.
GLP compliance:
no

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent
Test material form:
solid

Results and discussion

Small-scale preliminary tests
Parameter:
other: capable of producing an explosive atmosphere when dispersed in the form of a dust cloud.
Remarks on result:
other: capable of producing an explosive atmosphere when dispersed in the form of a dust cloud.
Results of test series for explosives
Test series:
other: capable of producing an explosive atmosphere when dispersed in the form of a dust cloud.
Method:
other: capable of producing an explosive atmosphere when dispersed in the form of a dust cloud.
Parameter:
other: capable of producing an explosive atmosphere when dispersed in the form of a dust cloud.
Remarks on result:
other: capable of producing an explosive atmosphere when dispersed in the form of a dust cloud.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Interpretation of results:
study cannot be used for classification
Conclusions:
Cyclohexylamine Benzoate Powder was found to be a ‘Group A – Flammable’ material. That is, it is capable of producing an explosive atmosphere when dispersed in the form of a dust cloud. Given that this material is an organic powder, this result was to be expected, as the majority of organic materials will be combustible when dispersed as a fine powder in air. The results of this test are highly dependent on the composition and physical nature of the sample tested, with particle size, moisture content and particle shape all having marked influence on the results obtained.

Reflecting the above test result, the technical data for Cyclohexylamine Benzoate recommends that during application, all vessels and plant, together with all application equipment, should be earthed and all possible ignition sources removed.