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flammable solids
Type of information:
other: read-across based on grouping of substances (category approach)
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
28 Jun- 27 Aug 2010
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study
according to guideline
EU Method A.10 (Flammability (Solids))
according to guideline
other: United Nations (UN), UN no. ST/SG/AC.10/11/Rev.4: Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Part III: Classification Procedures, Test Methods and Criteria Relating to Explosives of Class 3, Class 4, Division 5.1 and Class 9, Test N.1 , 2003.
GLP compliance:
yes (incl. QA statement)
Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, Prinses Beatrixlaan 2, 2595 AL Den Haag, Postbus 19506, 2500 CM Den Haag, The Netherlands, 30 March 2009


In contact with the flame of the gas burner, the test substance glowed and turned into a grey residue. Grey smoke was observed. After removal of the ignition source, no propagation of combustion of the test substance was observed.

Interpretation of results:
other: not highly flammable
The preliminary screening test was performed for the determination of the flammability of Vinasses.

No propagation of combustion of the test substance along 200 mm length of the pile within 4 minutes was observed. According to the guidelines, performance of the burning rate test is not required. Based on the results obtained, the test substance is considered ‘not highly flammable’.
flammable solids
Data waiving:
study scientifically not necessary / other information available
Justification for data waiving:

Description of key information

Not flammable upon ignition.
No pyrophoric properties.
Does not liberate flammable gases on contact with water.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

non flammable

Additional information

For dry matter of Vinasses, flammability is derived from a test with Vinasses, residue of fermentation containing Corynebacterium glutamicum (EU Method A.10). Since all Vinasses are very similar in composition, flammability is as well very similar.


Based on experience in handling and use, Vinasses have no pyrophoric properties and do not emit flammable gases in contact with water; therefore, pyrophoricity and flammability are not expected for Vinasses in form of suspension/aqueous solution and paste.

Justification for classification or non-classification

No classification for Vinasses in form of suspension in water, paste and in dry matter according to the DSD (67/548/EEC) and CLP (1272/2008/EC) criteria.