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    Vehicle ventilation?



    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?.


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    Re: Vehicle ventilation?

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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.


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    Re: Vehicle ventilation?

    Quote Originally Posted by NB12 View Post
    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?
    I'm back on the Pale

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    Re: Vehicle ventilation?

    read coshh datasheets- vans should have a lil vent , they are ventilated to an extent. just get an apprentice to open the door

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    Re: Vehicle ventilation?

    Quote Originally Posted by NB12 View Post
    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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    Re: Vehicle ventilation?

    http://www.hse.gov.uk/cdg/manual/com.../acetylene.htm
    does state about the warning label if not ventilated

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    Re: Vehicle ventilation?

    Any idea where you get these Van "No Ventilation Open Door Carefully" stickers.

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    Re: Vehicle ventilation?

    Mr Hobden should be able to help Gibbo

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    Re: Vehicle ventilation?

    Quote Originally Posted by frank View Post
    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?
    Arn't you suppose to send the misus to start the van in the morning? [After she made your coffee]

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