Flammable Liquid Defined

Issue 2 and Volume 129.

Flammable Liquid Defined The United States Coast Guard has defined flammable liquids as “any liquid having a flashpoint below 100° F.” The change in Coast Guard regulations for shipments by water was made to conform with a similar change made by the Materials Transportation Bureau of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Liquids that have a flash point of 100° F or higher are defined as combustible liquids. The definitions were adopted by the Coast Guard Dec. 16 and published in the Federal Register Dec. 31. Alcoholic beverages shipped in one-gallon containers or smaller are exempted from the regulations.

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