Class 2 Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods which are classed as Class 2 gases are defined by dangerous goods regulations as substances which have a vapour pressure of 300 kPa or greater at 50°c or which are completely gaseous at 20°c at standard atmospheric pressure, and items containing these substances.

The class encompasses compressed, liquefied, dissolved, refrigerated liquefied and mixtures of one or more types of gas with one or more vapours of substances of other classes, articles charged with a gas and aerosols.

Sub-Divisions of gasses

2.1: Flammable

2.2: Non-flammable, non-toxic

2.3: Toxic

Reason For Regulation

Gases are capable of posing serious hazards due to their flammability, potential as asphyxiants, ability to oxidize and/or their toxicity or corrosiveness to humans.

Commonly Transported Types of Gas

  1. Aerosols
  2. Compressed air
  3. Hydrocarbon gas-powered devices
  4. Fire extinguishers
  5. Gas cartridges
  6. Fertilizer ammoniating solution
  7. Insecticide gases
  8. Refrigerant gases
  9. Lighters
  10. Acetylene / Oxyacetylene
  11. Carbon dioxide
  12. Helium / helium compounds
  13. Hydrogen / hydrogen compounds
  14. Oxygen / oxygen compounds
  15. Nitrogen / nitrogen compounds
  16. Natural gas
  17. Oil gas
  18. Petroleum gases
  19. Butane
  20. Propane
  21. Ethane
  22. Methane
  23. Dimethyl ether
  24. Propene / propylene
  25. Ethylene

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