Ammonium Nitrate

CAS RN:6484-52-2

Shipment Methods / Regulations

No person may /transport,/ offer or accept a hazardous material for transportation in commerce unless that person is registered in conformance ... and the hazardous material is properly classed, described, packaged, marked, labeled, and in condition for shipment as required or authorized by ... /the hazardous materials regulations (49 CFR 171-177)./

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations are published by the IATA Dangerous Goods Board pursuant to IATA Resolutions 618 and 619 and constitute a manual of industry carrier regulations to be followed by all IATA Member airlines when transporting hazardous materials. Ammonium nitrate, ammonium nitrate based fertilizer, ammonium nitrate emulsion, ammonium nitrate gel, ammonium nitrate liquid (hot concentrated solution), and ammonium nitrate suspension are included on the dangerous goods list.

The International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code lays down basic principles for transporting hazardous chemicals. Detailed recommendations for individual substances and a number of recommendations for good practice are included in the classes dealing with such substances. A general index of technical names has also been compiled. This index should always be consulted when attempting to locate the appropriate procedures to be used when shipping any substance or article. Ammonium nitrate with more than 0.2% combustible substances, including any organic substance calculated as carbon, to the exclusion of any other added substance; Ammonium nitrate with not more than 0.2% total combustible material, including any organic substance, calculated as carbon to the exclusion of any other added substance; Ammonium nitrate based fertilizer; Ammonium nitrate, liquid (hot concentrated solution); Ammonium nitrate emulsion or suspension or gel intermediate for blasting explosives; and Ammonium nitrate fertilizer are included on the dangerous goods list.

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