How can I ship my diesel fuel samples?
The specific method of shipping depends on the Flash Point of the fuel:
140°F or higher
If your fuel has a flash point of 140°F or higher, it is considered a combustible liquid and can be shipped by Ground or Air, with no special markings on the package.
100°F to 140°F
If your fuel has a flash point between 100°F and 140°F it is again considered a combustible liquid; however, it may only be transported by ground with no special markings on the package.
Fuels with a flash point below 100°F are considered flammable liquids, and must meet the hazardous materials regulations contained in 49 CFR 100-185. In order to ship fuel in this category you must have a hazardous materials handling contract with a shipping company or meet the Small Quantity Exemption 49 CFR 173.4 or Excepted Quantities 49 CFR 173.4a requirements.
Small Quantity Exemption 49 CFR 173.4 The fuel must be packaged in separately wrapped 1 fluid oz. containers, with a total package weight not exceeding 64 pounds. Packages must be marked with the following statement: This package conforms to 49 CFR 173.4 for domestic highway or rail transport only.
Excepted Quantities 49 CFR 173.4a Again, the fuel must be packaged in separately wrapped 1 fluid oz. containers. Each package is limited to a total of 1 liter of fuel, and must display the Excepted Quantity label embossed with the number 3 representing the shipping class.
Flash Point Testing
KMT offers flash point testing by ASTM D93. Please contact the laboratory for more information or to order sample kits that meet these requirements.
Please review 49 CFR 173.4 for compliance with packaging and shipping requirements.
KMT is an authorized shipper of hazardous materials through UPS®