What are hazards associated with Sulphur ?

Following are hazards associated with Sulphur –

  • This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire risk. If involved in a fire, cargo may generate harmful gases.
  • When handled and shipped in accordance with the provisions of the schedule, this cargo poses no corrosion or dust hazards for human tissue or vessel.
  • Flammability and dust explosion especially during loading and unloading and after discharge and cleaning.
  • This cargo may ignite readily.
  • When this cargo is involved in a fire, a toxic, very irritating and suffocating gas is evolved.
  • This cargo forms explosive and sensitive mixtures with most oxidizing material.
  • This cargo has a liability to dust explosion, which may occur especially after discharge and during cleaning.

You may also know precaution of Sulphur –

Protect machinery, accommodations and equipment from small particles or any dust if formed.Persons involved in cargo handling shall wear protective clothing, goggles and dust filter masks.

Holds including trimming plates and tanktops shall be treated with effective, commercially available protective coating or lime-washed to avoid any potential corrosive reaction between sulphur, water and steel.

Upper sections shall have a sound coating of paint.When this cargo is involved in a fire, a toxic, very irritating and suffocating gas is evolved.

This cargo forms explosive and sensitive mixtures with most oxidizing material. This cargo has a liability to dust explosion, which may occur especially after discharge and during cleaning. The hold trimming plates and tank tops of the cargo spaces for this cargo shall be lime-washed or coated with paint to prevent corrosion.

Upper sections shall have a sound coating of paint. Electrical circuits for the equipment in cargo spaces for this cargo which is unsuitable for use in an explosive atmosphere shall be isolated by removal of links in the system other than fuses.

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