SS 532:2016

Code of practice for the storage of flammable liquids


Sets out requirements and recommendations for the safe storage and handling of flammable liquids, as classified in the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), listed in the Chapter of Flammable Liquids. Covers flammable liquids of Category 1, 2, 3 and 4 as classified in GHS. Also covers liquids of flash point up to 150 °C.

This standard does not apply to the following:

a) Shipboard installations;
b) Any storage that is mobile (fuel tanks and tankers, ISO tanks and tankers), except as defined for transit storage purpose;
c) Any plant or equipment in which liquid is processed, together with any vessels which form an integral part of the processing plant or equipment;
d) Bitumen and its mixtures prepared for road making;
e) Flammable liquids stored in a tank exceeding 175 millibar above atmospheric pressure;
f) Liquefied gases that are maintained in the liquid phase for storage by means of pressure or refrigeration;
g) Laboratories; and
h) Petrol service stations..




Status Current
Edition 2016
No. of Pages 86
ICS Classification 13.300 Protection against dangerous goods
13.220 Protection against fire
Committee Chemical Standards Committee
Available for Purchase Global
Adoption -