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[*] posted on 28-8-2014 at 17:05


Quote: Originally posted by aga  
I just saw a van with the attached symbol on it in the nearest village.

They were setting up racks and racks of 2' x 3" metal tubes with wires coming out of them.


1.3G... My usual load placard.

More likely those tubes were HDPE or fiberglass, metal is out of fashion for anything but very heavy duty guns, which must be dug into the ground or placed in sand piles/boxes/barrels.




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[*] posted on 29-8-2014 at 03:36


http://business.financialpost.com/2014/08/28/crude-stench-st...

i think it may be that the oil is containing lachrymators
but they probably ship the most nasties on rail, yeah..
however i recall something about they had some huge specially built trucks for shipping nuclear materials and smaller nuclear warheads for whatever purpose around in the US




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[*] posted on 29-8-2014 at 09:44


Quote: Originally posted by Bert  
More likely those tubes were HDPE or fiberglass, metal is out of fashion

Not in Spain !

Deffo metal tubes welded into some square section frame.

Safety was of utmost importance, which is why they put tinfoil over the tubes once rammed, to prevent their own cigarette ash falling in i suppose.

The police Cordon (some tape) was at least a metre from the 30 or so Katyushka batteries they had rigged up.

I was about 4 miles away when they lit the blue touchpaper.

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[*] posted on 9-9-2014 at 15:50


Saw this on a tanker on the highway recently:

Hazard 1789.jpg - 55kB

Google says this is the symbol for hydrochloric acid. I didn't see any other labeling on the tanker, but then I didn't get the chance to look closely.

I also saw this one for gasoline. Again I saw no other label but could not look closely.


Hazard 1203.jpg - 66kB




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[*] posted on 16-9-2014 at 18:11


saw one on I5 last night on my way to work again. near artois, just had the placard 2929. didn't see any thing else, then again I was doing 75 mph in the dark, in a tiny car driving beside the beast of a semi. not much time to look about :)

http://environmentalchemistry.com/yogi/hazmat/erg/sl/2907|29...
this says it was some kind of poisonous/toxic flammable liquid though
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[*] posted on 10-11-2014 at 13:11


Just saw an FMC tanker with this placard:



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The truck was labeled hydrogen peroxide.




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[*] posted on 10-11-2014 at 13:30


Do a handbrake turn immediately, screeching the tyres.

Chase the truck, and hijack it.

Sample the H2O2, and if it's 30%+, tazer the driver, then take the truck home.

If it's 3%, throw your arms in the air a lot, spit on the ground, then give the driver the truck keys back before tutting, and muttering a lot on the way back to your car.




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[*] posted on 10-11-2014 at 13:46


My bet is that it was 50%. It was heading right for the place I used to work. We used it in a UV/oxidation process for wastewater treatment. ;)



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[*] posted on 10-11-2014 at 15:11


Step on it !



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[*] posted on 10-11-2014 at 21:21


I always see trucks full of large bags of Ammonium nitrate on the main highways near where I live.
I want to follow one one day considering how hard it is to get this chemical in Australia, maybe the driver would let me buy a sample on the sly:D
Have also seen smaller trucks with 60% Hydrogen peroxide and 98% Sulphuric acid containers on the back.
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[*] posted on 11-11-2014 at 03:06


a good friend of mine drives trucks for the main munitions supplier in Australia which is about 40km from my place. he carts some nasty things at times. the factory produces 70% HNO3 onsite which he often carts in big tankers for 100s of km.
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[*] posted on 16-4-2015 at 15:25


Today I saw a truck and trailer going down the highway with two placards. One indicated flammable. The other just said "DANGEROUS." I thought this was rather ambiguous ie, "DANGEROUS" could indicate so many cargoes, eg, angry African honey bees, angry pit bulls, black widows, rattlesnakes, etc. I suppose the placard is still useful. The truck was labeled petroleum wastes for recycle.



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[*] posted on 22-4-2015 at 09:40


Driving I-75 in Florida this weekend I passed a tanker truck with an Oxidizer-2426 placard. A quick search reveals it is "Ammonium nitrate, liquid (hot concentrated solution)". Under synonyms on this site, it suggests this is between 45% and 93% concentration. Fun!
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[*] posted on 16-8-2015 at 05:42


This truck carrying liquid aluminum just crashed on the autobahn
https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/3h6r2e/this_truck_car...
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[*] posted on 16-8-2015 at 20:31


Quote: Originally posted by Morgan  
This truck carrying liquid aluminum just crashed on the autobahn
https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/3h6r2e/this_truck_car...

Wow! Dramatic.
I am surprised that liquid Al was allowed to be transported by road.
On the grand scale of things however, there are many things that could be worse: provided no one was injured in the original crash. A bit of liquid Al is going to solidify reasonably quickly, cool quickly also and be able to be picked up pretty much intact without a huge amount of hazard. I am just glad I wasn't the car travelling behind it. A slosh of 800° metal would not be much fun if it got on your car.
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[*] posted on 16-8-2015 at 21:10


I was in a Rockies town for awhile that interesting rail cars would go through. Hydrogen Halides, Sulfuric Acid, and something else l can't recall. I know it was cool though, because I remember the experience like Christmas, seeing a virtually unobtainable chemical in such huge amounts. Maybe I'll look through vacation photos to see what it was or something lol.
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[*] posted on 4-10-2015 at 21:21


stopped for a bite to eat and drove past this! totally cool :)

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walked over and snapped a pic really quick before grabbing dinner. couldn't help it, just glad no one threw a fit.
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[*] posted on 5-10-2015 at 13:01


That's really cool :) A medical site?
I've seen Hydrazine transported, I think to Ashland chemical. It was in a 'tanker': about 15 very long, thin tubes running the length of the truck in a hexagonal pattern. Something like one might imagine how fuel rods, hang, but on its side. I also saw some liquid ammonia, though that's rather common. 'Bonded Chemical' trucks drive around all the time, but they're all box trucks, so I can't see inside :)




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[*] posted on 5-10-2015 at 20:01


this was at a holliday inn I think... trucker sleeping. My brother said he has seen things like this a fair amount as there is a power plant near by. He spends a good deal of time in that area during crab season. I found it fascinating.

after a bit of reading, wish the orange label above left of the placard was legible... better idea of what it was for sure. big enough I seriously doubt it was medical. the container was big and strapped to a flat bed 18 wheeler taking up about 2/3 of the trailer length.

it was just that it was already dark out and I didn't want any one to think I was up to no good there. hard to explain you are just a science geek while snapping pics of radioactive trucks in the dark lol. the dinner we had across the street was great too! win win.
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[*] posted on 11-10-2015 at 12:11


Haha, yeah, that'd be tough to explain. Indeed, win win! Too bad you didn't bring the gieger counter! (lol, spell-check wanted me to change that to ginger counter :D Gingers are cute, but I'm fairly certain I can count them myself...)



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[*] posted on 17-10-2015 at 03:07
cool tool for placards


Hi,
I'm a long time lurker but thought I'd log in to tell you about a fairly cool app called HazRef2008. It has most, if not all, of the DOT placards in it with info about response if there is a spill.
I have the paid one but there is also a free one as well.
I'm a retired first responder and when my wife is driving I like to look up all the placards we see on the road.. interesting stuff out there...

Love the board, wil probably lurk some more now.
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[*] posted on 17-10-2015 at 03:44


2762 : Organochlorine pesticides liquid, flammable, toxic, flash point less than 23 degrees C

A new one for me, seen Friday morning. But I do live around a LOT of agriculture, so...
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[*] posted on 17-10-2015 at 09:27


I recently saw a string of railroad tankers sitting on a rail spur. Many had the following placard (anhydrous ammonia) without the little tank:

anydrous ammonia.gif - 2kB
It is fertilizing season, after all.







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[*] posted on 24-10-2015 at 12:18


Huh. I know it's silly, but we should make a list, or use an online map program to keep track of the more interesting ones and where they're seen. Perhaps like that one map website someone has in their sig. for writing where home chemists are.



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[*] posted on 3-6-2016 at 08:46


I saw a new placard on the highway yesterday on a ss tanker:

hypochlorite placard.jpg - 9kB

This is for hypochlorite solutions.




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