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[*] posted on 3-6-2016 at 09:41


I saw a semi pulling a tiny tank of heptafluoropropane on I 57. It really was a tiny tank, like one of those AA tanks you see in a corn field once in a while

Also see liquid nitrogen trucks once in a while
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[*] posted on 3-6-2016 at 10:30


On the highway between Alabama and Tennessee and saw two different trucks:
(Sorry about the quality of the second picture, it's supposed to say 1203 but for some reason the image resolution seems to decrease upon adding it to a post)

Some googling shows that 2209 is formaldehyde and 1203 is gasoline. I wonder if the formaldehyde is being sent to a biology/chemistry lab or if it's for industrial use.

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And no, I am not the one driving the car.
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[*] posted on 6-6-2016 at 07:19


Das helium, on the 401 outside Toronto

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Note to self: Tare the damned flask.
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[*] posted on 6-6-2016 at 10:57


Saw one a few weeks ago, 1824, 1836 & 18??. All three placards were on the same tanker grouped like a black n white 3 block pyramid. Only got a quick couple glances but Im sure about first two numbers, the third was either a repeat or a combination of numbers from 24 / 36.. as I didnt recognize it as a separate numbers.

Highway 101 by willits ca. Looked it up, 1824 : sodium hydroxide sol, 1836 : thionylchloride. Odd, considering it was one large tank, not visibly partitioned




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[*] posted on 18-7-2016 at 13:15


High pressure gas cylinders seen on the highway. Old news.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ-fBgzwikA

[Edited on 18-7-2016 by Morgan]
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[*] posted on 18-7-2016 at 16:32


Not really a tanker but an interesting license plate -



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[*] posted on 18-7-2016 at 22:11


There's an even more updated app, almost identical in terms of content, to HazRef Lite, called "Placard Finder." It's free, too. I found it after becoming very interested in this subject. I didn't think those numbers on the symbols meant anything—I thought it was a permit or something. I will be on lookout for any trucks, now!

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[*] posted on 19-7-2016 at 08:09


Quote: Originally posted by Trevor9424  
I wonder if the formaldehyde is being sent to a biology/chemistry lab or if it's for industrial use.


Plastics industry probably.

[Edited on 19-7-2016 by hyfalcon]
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[*] posted on 22-7-2016 at 11:47


Quote: Originally posted by Velzee  
There's an even more updated app, almost identical in terms of content, to HazRef Lite, called "Placard Finder." It's free, too. I found it after becoming very interested in this subject. I didn't think those numbers on the symbols meant anything—I thought it was a permit or something. I will be on lookout for any trucks, now!

[Edited on 7/19/2016 by Velzee]

Downloading now. Interesting. I used to just write it down to google at home or on my phone, but I suppose getting an app for it is in order with my 'style'... :)




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[*] posted on 15-8-2016 at 10:44


Crossing from Argentina to Chile through the Andes I saw a bunch of trucks in the Frontier carrying containers of calcium carbide, calcium oxide, toluene, methyl tert-butyl ether, petroleum distillates, bunch of different kind of fuels from a nearby petrochemical plant, also potassium arsenite (I think I misread the number) and a tanker with the number 1253 that placards couldn't identify.

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[*] posted on 15-8-2016 at 14:19


Quote: Originally posted by Argentum  
Crossing from Argentina to Chile through the Andes I saw a bunch of trucks in the Frontier carrying containers of calcium carbide, calcium oxide, toluene, methyl tert-butyl ether, petroleum distillates, bunch of different kind of fuels from a nearby petrochemical plant, also potassium arsenite (I think I misread the number) and a tanker with the number 1253 that placards couldn't identify.

Plate hunting is more addictive than pokemon go.

Did you see the whole '#RealTimeChem' edition Pokemon Go thing on twitter? Should totally be a thing.

And I'll Bet the Chemst Liscence plate guy has glassware at his home in texas...




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[*] posted on 16-8-2016 at 18:47


Quote: Originally posted by The Volatile Chemist  
And I'll Bet the Chemst Liscence plate guy has glassware at his home in texas...


The timing of the picture was near perfect! :D
I snapped the pic while at a stoplight in Dallas, TX on my way to checkout some lab equipment I saw on craigslist.
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[*] posted on 10-9-2016 at 13:09


Not a tanker on a highway but it seems like an unexpected whoosh bottle effect.
Fireball catches cleanup crew by surprise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIU3r3T59Vc
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[*] posted on 27-7-2017 at 17:30


Molten sulfur transport by rail, Durham 2012



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