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NB12
22-08-2013, 11:40 AM
Just having a little nosey around the forum there and was reading the "fridgies van explodes" thread. Where does the law stand in the UK about ventilation in vehicles carrying gasses?. I currently have a transit van carrying refrigerants, mapp gas, and the little superfire brazing kit, and a bottle of R1270, with a sticker applied to the back door saying "Caution this vehicle has no ventilation open with care". Should this by law have roof and floor ventilation?.

Rob White
22-08-2013, 12:22 PM
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It's quite clear if you know where to look.
I can forward you a pdf with guidance from
BGCA (do a search) and it explains it in very simple terms.

Basically you work to a points system
the gasses in your vehicle are multiplied
by the value on the warning diamond and if the value
is less than a 1000 for compressed gasses or 333 for
flammable gasses you don't need to worry regarding the ADR laws.


Regards

Rob

frank
22-08-2013, 09:22 PM
with a sticker applied to the back door saying "Caution this vehicle has no ventilation open with care"
In the case of your gas leaking during the night while the van is locked up...what happens when you open the door carefully the next morning and the interior light then comes on, giving a little SPARK? :D:eek:

install monkey
22-08-2013, 09:44 PM
read coshh datasheets- vans should have a lil vent , they are ventilated to an extent. just get an apprentice to open the door

Rob White
23-08-2013, 09:12 AM
Just having a little nosey around the forum there and was reading the "fridgies van explodes" thread. Where does the law stand in the UK about ventilation in vehicles carrying gasses?. I currently have a transit van carrying refrigerants, mapp gas, and the little superfire brazing kit, and a bottle of R1270, with a sticker applied to the back door saying "Caution this vehicle has no ventilation open with care". Should this by law have roof and floor ventilation?.


The little sticker stating the van has no ventilation is a requirement
if you do not have ventilation in the van.

Rob

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install monkey
23-08-2013, 10:57 PM
http://www.bcga.co.uk/preview/publications/carriage.pdf

install monkey
23-08-2013, 10:57 PM
http://www.bcga.co.uk/preview/publications/L12005.pdf

install monkey
23-08-2013, 10:59 PM
http://www.hse.gov.uk/cdg/manual/commonproblems/acetylene.htm
does state about the warning label if not ventilated

Gibbo
08-02-2014, 10:14 AM
Any idea where you get these Van "No Ventilation Open Door Carefully" stickers.

james10
04-03-2014, 01:10 PM
Mr Hobden should be able to help Gibbo

chemi-cool
04-03-2014, 03:53 PM
In the case of your gas leaking during the night while the van is locked up...what happens when you open the door carefully the next morning and the interior light then comes on, giving a little SPARK? :D:eek:

Arn't you suppose to send the misus to start the van in the morning? [After she made your coffee:D]