Diesel is a class 3 flammable liquid

Flammable liquids

Storage of flammable liquids

(According to the Ordinance on Flammable Liquids - VbF - of February 27, 1980)

 

Preliminary remark: This ordinance does not apply to flammable liquids in workplaces

  1. are in the work process, are kept ready in the amount required for the progress of the work, are temporarily stored as a finished or intermediate product.

The same applies if flammable liquids are kept ready in laboratories in the amount required for manual use.

 

§ 3 Definition and classification of flammable liquids

(1) Flammable liquids within the meaning of this Ordinance are substances with a flash point that are neither solid nor ointment-shaped at 35 ° C, have a vapor pressure of 3 bar or less at 50 ° C and belong to one of the following hazard classes:

 

1. Hazard class A:

Liquids that do not have a flash point above 100 ° C and do not have the properties of hazard class B in terms of water solubility, namely

 

Hazard class A I:

Liquids with a flash point below 21 ° C (e.g. light petrol, petrol, benzene, ether, zapon and nitro lacquer, nitro thinner, ethyl acetate, carbon disulfide).

 

Hazard class A II:

Liquids with a flash point of 21 ° C to 55 ° C (e.g. luminescent and heating kerosene, white spirit for paint production, turpentine oil, many paints).

 

Risk fund A III:

Liquids with a flash point above 55 ° C to 100 ° C, (e.g. diesel fuel, light heating oil, vaseline oils, aniline).

 

2. Hazard class B:

Liquids with a flash point below 21 ° C that dissolve in water at 15 ° C or whose flammable liquid components dissolve in water at 15 ° C. (e.g. denatured alcohol, ethyl alcohol, acetone, spirit and acetone varnishes, methanol).

 

Storage of different hazard classes (Section 8, Paragraphs 2 and 3 VbF)

(2) If flammable liquids of danger class A 11 or B are stored together with flammable liquids of danger class A 1, then five liters of flammable liquid of danger class A 11 or B are to be equated to one liter of flammable liquid of danger class A 1 to determine the total storage quantity. The correspondingly determined storage quantities of flammable liquids of hazard class A 11 or B must be added to the storage quantity of flammable liquids of hazard class A 1.

 

(3) In the case of flammable liquids of hazard class Al with an ignition temperature below 125 ° C, only one fifth of the values ​​specified for flammable liquids of hazard class A 1 are decisive when using Table 11

 

§ 11 Inadmissible storage

Storage is not permitted

 

1. flammable liquids

  • in passageways and passageways, in stairwells, in generally accessible hallways, on the roofs of residential buildings, hospitals, office buildings and similar buildings as well as in their attics, in work rooms, in guest rooms and taprooms

2. Flammable liquids of hazard class A 1, A 11 or B at the locations specified below if the storage quantities specified below are exceeded.

Place of storageType of containerStorage quantity in liters
AIAII or B
1. Apartment and roomsthat are in direct, non-fire-resistant lockable connection with apartmentsfragile vessels
other vessels
2. Basements of apartment buildings (Entire cellar)fragile vessels
other vessels
3. Sales and storage rooms of retail with a floor space
up to 60 m²
fragile vessels
other vessels
over 60 to 500 m²
fragile vessels
other vessels
over 500 m²
fragile vessels
other vessels

Table I (limit value for display-free storage)