Guidance for a product identification system for petroleum products and other fuels

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  • Published: December 2015
  • REF/ISBN: 9780852937549
  • Edition: 7th
  • Status: Current

This guidance describes a product identification system comprising tapes, stencils, tags or signs that should be applied in the United Kingdom (UK) for marking equipment used in the storage and handling of petroleum products and other fuels downstream from refinery process plants. It is essential reading for all those responsible for, and involved in, the storage and handling of petroleum products downstream from refinery process plants.

The guidance aims to promote consistency in the identification of petroleum products and to help prevent cross-overs or contamination during the movement of fuels through the distribution network. Product identifiers are also important for health and safety reasons to ensure that for any work done on or near distribution equipment the appropriate precautions are in place. 

The product identification system provides a basis for meeting the substance labelling and marking requirements of the Health and safety (safety signs and signals) regulations 1996 and the Dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres regulations 2002.

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