Liquid ammonia

Liquid ammonia
Liquid ammonia

Trade name: Liquid ammonia
Chemical name: Anhydrous ammonia
Chemical formula: NH3 
PKWiU classification: 24.15.10-75.20

Unit: Grupa Azoty S.A.

Product description

Liquid ammonia is a colourless liquid with a characteristic sharp smell. Ammonia is a toxic substance. It is harmful if inhaled, swallowed or in case of contact with skin or mucous membranes. It dissolves well in water and generates explosive mixtures with oxygen, air, chlorine, bromine, iodine, nitric acid and chloric acid. Ammonia attacks copper, zinc, tin and their alloys, especially in the presence of moisture. In its liquid state it evaporates in the atmosphere. 

Application and use

Ammonia is a basic raw material used in the chemical industry for the production of fertilizers, nitric acid, synthetic resins, artificial fibres, hydrazine, amines, urea and other substances, cooling agent and metallurgy.

Packing and transport

Ammonia is transported by rail and truck cisterns adapted for liquid ammonia transport with valid UDT certification.

Ammonia is a hazardous material according to ADR and RID regulations: 
proper transport name: Anhydrous ammonia,
UN identification number: 1005,
  • class: 2,
  • Classification code: 2TC,
  • hazard ID number: 268,
  • packing group: none
  • warning labels: nr. 2.3 and 8.
  • Vehicles should be labelled according to RID and ADR regulations.


Ammonia should be stored in pressurized or non-pressurized containers with appropriate safety features and approved for use by UDT. Ammonia should be stored in open air or a separate area for toxic gases with functioning mechanical ventilation and non-explosive lighting. It may not be stored with any other class of materials apart from inert gases.


Tech support: Piotr Pikul

phone +48 14 637 29 52

fax +48 14 637 30 15

Sales information: Filip Konieczny

phone +48 77 481 23 83

fax +48 77 481 26 27

Overall information: Barbara Mikulska - product manager

phone +48 91 317 19 25, mobile phone +48 887 744 443

fax +48 91 317 28 19



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