General Information of P&FM Licence
This general information is meant to be a useful and easy reference for the public to understand and comply with the Fire Safety Act and Fire Safety (Petroleum and Flammable Materials) Regulations. When in doubt, the Act and Regulations should be
referred to and clarifications may be sought from the SCDF.
1. What are the licensable petroleum and flammable material?
Chemicals regulated under the Fire Safety (Petroleum & Flammable Materials) Regulations are divided into 3 groups – petroleum, flammable materials and mixtures that contain petroleum and / or flammable materials.
Petroleum refers to any hydrocarbons (ie with only carbon and hydrogen in its molecular structure) with flash point below 93°C (199°F). This includes crude petroleum, liquefied petroleum gas and other naturally occurring hydrocarbons derived from
crude petroleum, coal, shale, peat or other bituminous substances. Petroleum products are further divided into the following classes:
- Class 0: Liquefied Petroleum Gas;
- Class I: Flash point below 23°C
- Class II: Flash point between 23°C and 60°C (both inclusive);
- Class III: Flash point above 60°C but not more than 93°C
Class 0, I & II petroleum are regulated by SCDF. For Class III petroleum, diesel is the only licensable product.
b ) Flammable Materials
The regulated flammable materials including scheduled chemicals are based on the Fourth Schedule of the Fire Safety (Petroleum and Flammable Materials) Regulations. There are a total of 378 groups of chemicals in the list. This list of flammable materials
is subjected to review periodically – with inclusion of additional flammable materials and / or removal of certain flammable materials in the list. Click on the link below to download:
Download: Complete_List_of_Licensable_Chemicals (XLSX, 57 KB)
c ) Mixtures
Any mixture containing petroleumor/and flammable materials with a flashpoint of more that 60°C (140°F) is exempted from the requirement of a licence, provided it does not contain any scheduled chemical.
Note : Flash Point
The lowest temperature at which sufficient vaporization of the substance is produced which will flash momentarily when a flame is applied. The flashpoint is available in the product’s MSDS.
2. What products are exempted from P&FM licence?
The exempted products, provided they do not contain any scheduled chemical, are as follows:
- Cigarette lighters and portable gas lighters
- Cosmetic and beauty products including hair styling products
- Food and beverages including beer, wine and liquor
- Insecticides and pesticides
- Lacquer solvents
- Pharmaceutical products
3. Who should apply for a P&FM licence?
Anyone who wishes to convey P&FM via pipeline in public places, import, transport or store P&FM above the exemption quantities should apply for a P&FM licence.
4. If I need more information on application of P&FM licence, who can I contact?
P&FM Storage Licence
|Ms Koh Wen Xi||6848 1428|
|MAJ Ng Huanchao||6848 1468|
P&FM Transport Licence
|WO Mohd Razif Abdul Rahman||6848 1474|
|Mr Md Azali Hussin||6848 1440|
P&FM Import Licence
|Mr Muhathir Mohamad||6848 1442|
|Mr Md Rafeei Misnawi||6848 1472|
Pipeline & Earthwork Licence
|Mr Kelvin Wong||6848 1484|
|Ms Richall Loh||6848 1735|