Chemicals regulated under the Fire Safety (P&FM) Regulations 2013 are divided into three groups petroleum, flammable materials and mixtures that contain petroleum and / or flammable materials.
Petroleum refers to hydrocarbons with carbon and hydrogen in its molecular structure. 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 O petroleum" means liquefied petroleum gas;
- "Class I petroleum" means any petroleum having a flashpoint of less than 23º C (74º F) but does not include Class O petroleum;
- "Class II petroleum" means any petroleum having a flashpoint of or exceeding 23º C but less than 60ºC (74 -140º F)
- "Class III petroleum" means any petroleum having a flashpoint of at least 60°C but not more than 93°C (140-199º F)
Class 0, I & II petroleum are regulated by SCDF. For Class III petroleum, diesel is the only licensable product.
Flammable materials are non-petroleum based. It comes in solid, liquid or gaseous forms. The regulated flammable materials are based on the gazetted list in the Fire Safety (P&FM) Regulation 2013. There are a total of 366 groups of chemicals in the current list. This list of flammable materials is subjected to review periodically. Click on the link below to download. Complete List of Licensable Chemicals 2017 (Excel, 48.3 KB)
Any person who wishes to convey petroleum or flammable materials in pipelines running outside premises boundaries is required to obtain a pipeline license from SCDF.