There are many products that we use in our daily lives, whether at home, in the workplace, at school, in department stores, or even in the cars we use to get to those places. Gases are among them. We hardly take notice of their presence, and it is often when something goes wrong that regular folk realizes how volatile they actually are. Today, Metrix Logistics Group, LLC would like to share some vital information on these gases and why quality logistic services in Houston, Texas are needed to handle them.
The UN Model Regulations identified nine kinds of hazardous materials designated underclasses. Class 2 covers compressed, liquefied, and dissolved gases, refrigerated liquefied gases, mixtures of one or more gases with one or more vapors of substances of other classes, and any other articles charged with a gas and aerosols. These are hazardous because they are toxic or corrosive, interact chemically with oxygen, and are flammable.
These include substances like:
- Acetylene: a raw material used in glass and plastic production, metallurgical heating and hardening, and cutting and welding metals
- Natural gas: used in both heating and producing electricity
- Ethylene oxide: a surface disinfectant used in the medical equipment and healthcare industry to sterilize heat-sensitive tools and equipment, such as disposable plastic syringes
- Freon: a gas used as a refrigerant
- Carbon dioxide: a gas used in making carbonated drinks, as a fire extinguisher agent, in foaming rubber and plastic, and for inflating buoyant objects
All of these can cause serious endangerment to property, lives, and the investments of companies moving them without the help of a chemical-certified provider of freight transportation in Texas. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place.
We follow the latest regulations in hazardous material handling, including warehousing services designed for safety and security for short and long-term shipping projects. Talk to us today and learn how we save you time and resources on handling hazardous material transport.