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ASTM International - ASTM D4919-17

Standard Guide for Testing of Hazardous Materials (Dangerous Goods) Packagings

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 April 2017
Status: inactive
Page Count: 10
ICS Code (Packaging and distribution of goods in general): 55.020
significance And Use:

4.1 The UN performance tests are based on the degree of hazard presented by the proposed hazardous material(s) to be packaged.

4.2 Substances and articles which are hazardous are assigned... View More

scope:

1.1 The main focus of this guide is to identify the key information required for United Nations (UN) packaging certification to ensure the selected packaging will be certified to the appropriate level for its intended use. This document also provides guidance for locating relevant sections of the United States Department of Transportation Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Consult with a regulatory specialist whenever needed.

1.2 This guide is intended to assist in determining the appropriate performance tests required to certify packaging designs to the United States Department of Transportation Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations performance oriented packaging standards based on the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods..

1.3 This guide covers the testing for transportation of hazardous materials packagings for net masses not exceeding 400 kg (880 lb) or capacities not exceeding 450 L (119 gal), excepting packagings for infectious substances, radioactive materials, cylinders and other receptacles for gases.

1.4 This guide does not replace domestic or international regulatory requirements for hazardous materials packaging but is strongly recommended to be used in conjunction with those regulations.

1.5 The user of this guide must be trained in accordance with the United States Department of Transportation Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR) as required by 172.700 and should be familiar with other applicable hazardous materials regulations such as: International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) and carrier rules such as International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations.

1.6 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.

1.8 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

abstract:

This guide identifies the key information required to ensure that selected packaging will pass the United Nations (UN) packaging certification at the level that is appropriate for its intended... View More

Document History

March 15, 2023
Standard Guide for Testing of Hazardous Materials (Dangerous Goods) Packagings
1.1 This guide identifies the key information required for United Nations (UN) packaging certification to ensure the selected packaging will be certified to the appropriate level for its intended use...
ASTM D4919-17
April 1, 2017
Standard Guide for Testing of Hazardous Materials (Dangerous Goods) Packagings
1.1 The main focus of this guide is to identify the key information required for United Nations (UN) packaging certification to ensure the selected packaging will be certified to the appropriate...
October 1, 2008
Standard Specification for Testing of Hazardous Materials Packagings (Withdrawn 2017)
1.1 The main focus of this guide is to identify the key information required for United Nations (UN) packaging certification to ensure the selected packaging will be certified to the appropriate...
April 10, 2003
Standard Specification for Testing of Hazardous Materials Packagings
1.1 The main focus of this guide is to identify the key information required for United Nations (UN) packaging certification to ensure the selected packaging will be certified to the appropriate...
May 10, 1997
Standard Specification for Testing of Hazardous Materials Packagings
1.1 This standard covers the testing of packagings to United Nations standards intended for transportation of hazardous materials, excepting packagings for radioactive substances, cylinders and other...
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