[time-nuts] [OT] HazMat

Dave Baxter dave at uk-ar.co.uk
Mon Sep 7 08:15:16 UTC 2009

Just to illustrate the madness these people instigate...

We can't even ship by courier a well protected (in a tri-wall box, in
dense chippings, in a wooden crate) a 5 gal' drum of Multitherm PG-1
thermal transfer fluid, a refined "Pharmaceutical Grade" mineral oil, in
the UK, because "It's Dangerous"..  Without more paperwork costs than
the material itself is worth!

Quite why, when it's intended used among others, is in food processing
plants where it may come into contact with the food, and is deemed to be
non toxic, and was flown over by regular air freight to get to the UK,
then by regular road transport to get to us in the first place.

Notwithstanding the 50+ gallons of Diesel fuel in the unprotected tank
on the side of the truck carying it, that would make more of a mess and
disolve the road surface!...

So what do we do?...

Put unprotected drums in the back of the car, and drive them there
ourselves!...   Nothing illegal in that we are told.

Likewise, we can't return dead TWT's to the US for re-manufacture,
becuse they contain BeO, the airlines just won't take them.   We have
the special packing the replacement tube came in, and they flew over by
regular air freight in the first place.  For a small company, paying for
the "special flights" is more than the cost of the replacement tube!  We
have therefore a small stock of sick/dead TWT's.

Silly isn't it.   Over hear we call such people "Jobsworths"...   You
can figure out the rest.

Dave B.

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