ADR Hazard Identification Number (HIN)

(standards/shipping/hazmat) Also known as the The Kemler Code. A dangerous goods identification system that is part of the ADR (” Accord Européen Relatif au Transport International des Marchandises Dangereuses par Route,” or European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, which concerns the shipment of dangerous goods in Europe.
The ADR HIN is incorporated on placards on tank cars and tank containers carried by road under international ADR regulations. Identification numbers are shown in such a way that the upper number indicates the type of danger and the lower number identifies the substances with the UN number as listed with the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.
An orange blank placard without any numbers indicates vehicle carrying a dangerous load (drums, packages, etc.) or multi-load tanker.
For the full text of the ADR go to: www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/adr/adr2009/09ContentsE.html.
For classification and hazard identification numbers and other information go to: www.hse.gov.uk/cdg/manual/classification.htm..

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