Flammable Liquids


Flammable liquids are defined by dangerous goods regulations as liquids, mixtures of liquids or liquids containing solids in solution or suspension which give off a flammable vapour (have a flash point) at temperatures of not more than 60-65°C, liquids offered for transport at temperatures at or above their flash point or substances transported at elevated temperatures in a liquid state and which give off a flammable vapour at a temperature at or below the maximum transport temperature.


There are no subdivisions within Class 3, Flammable Liquids.

Reason for Regulation

Flammable liquids are capable of posing serious hazards due to their volatility, combustibility and potential in causing or propagating severe conflagrations.

Commonly Transported Flammable Liquids

  1. Acetone / acetone oils
  2. Adhesives
  3. Paints / lacquers / varnishes
  4. Alcohols
  5. Perfumery products
  6. Gasoline / Petrol
  7. Diesel fuel
  8. Aviation fuel
  9. Liquid bio-fuels
  10. Coal tar / coal tar distillates
  11. Petroleum crude oil
  12. Petroleum distillates
  13. Gas oil
  14. Shale oil
  15. Heating oil
  16. Kerosene
  17. Resins
  18. Tars
  19. Turpentine
  20. Carbamate insecticides
  21. Organochlorine pesticides
  22. Organophosphorus pesticides
  23. Copper based pesticides
  24. Esters
  25. Ethers
  26. Ethanol
  27. Benzene
  28. Butanols
  29. Dichloropropenes
  30. Diethyl ether
  31. Isobutanols
  32. Isopropyls
  33. Methanol
  34. Octanes


DGI are proficient in handling flammable liquids, Class 3 Dangerous Goods. DGI have the ability to service all customer requests pertaining to the logistics of flammable liquids; packing, packaging, compliance, freight forwarding and training.