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What are the requirements of storing turpentine, toluene, Xylene etc (explosive license)?
SALIENT POINTS OF THE PETROLEUM ACT 1934 & THE PETROLEUM RULES 1976
Class A Class B Class C
Flash Point less than 23°C Flash point 23°C or above but less than 65°C Flash point 65°C or above
Licence not required if stored quantity less than 30 liters  Licence not required if stored quantity less than 2500 lts. Licence not required if stored quantity is less than 45000 lts.
For quantity between 30 lts. and 300 lts. licence has to be obtained from District Authority For quantity between 2500 lts. - 25000 lts. licence has to be obtained from District Authority.
For quantity above 25000 lts. the licensing authority is the Chief Controller.
 
The storage shed should be as per the Petroleum Rules rules 1976 The Storage shed should be as per the Pertroleum Rules rules 1976 The Storage shed should be as per the Pertroleum Rules rules 1976
There should be open space all around the shed as follows:
Storage upto 2500 lts. - 6 mts.
Storage upto 25000 lts. - 7.5 mts
There is no requirement of open space around the storage shed for storage upto 25000 lts. There is no requirement of open space around the storage shed upto 45000 lts.
Refinery products Toluene, Benzene, Hexane.

 

Mineral Turpentine Ortho Xylene, Mix Xylenem (if it does not have ethyl benzene check manufacturers specification)  

 

Solvent Flash Point in ۫C  
1. Acetone -17 Abel method
2. Methyl Ethyl Ketone -4 Abel method
3. Methly Isobutyl Ketone 13 Abel method
4. Ethyl Acetate -3 Abel method
5. N Butyl Acetate 25 Abel method
6. Methanol 10 Abel method
7. Ethanol (Ethyl Alcohol) 12 Abel method
8. N Butanol 33 Abel method
9. Isobutanol 27 Abel method
10. Toluene 5 Abel method
11. Xylene 24 Abel method
12. White Spirit (M.T.O) 39 Abel method

13. Mineral Turpentine (LAWS)
      - (Bharat Refineries)

35 Abel method
14. Diacetone Alcohol 54 Pansky marten closed cup method
 
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