Some examples of UN certified packagings
When you ship dangerous goods there are several packagings with which you can pack the dangerous product. Choosing the type of packaging to be used depends on the type of packaging you plan to take, but above all on the types of packaging permitted by the packing instruction of the reference manuals. Except for special cases, for example the shipping of dangerous goods in Limited Quantity, UN certified packagings must be used. The reference manuals (ADR, RID, ADN, IMDG and ICAO / IATA) in the packing instructions show codes to accurately identify an approved type of packaging. This “identification code” describes briefly the kind of packaging, the material used for its construction and the category of technical construction details.
Let’s see some examples:
Steel drum with non-removable head
Steel drum with removable head
Plastic drum with non-removable head
Plastic drum with removable head
Plastic jerrican with non-removable head
Plastic jerrican with removable head
Woven plastic bag
Solid plastic box
Steel light gauage metal packagings with non-removable head
Composite iBC for liquids with a rigid plastic inner receptacle and a steel outer casing
Flexible iBC woven plastic coated
Rescue plastic drum
ADR 184.108.40.206 – The packaging code can be followed by the letter “T”, “V” or “W”. The letter “T” indicates a rescue package conforming to the requirements of 220.127.116.11.11. The letter “V” indicates a special packing complying with the requirements of 18.104.22.168.7. The letter “W” indicates that the packaging, although it is of the same type as that indicated by the code, has been manufactured according to a specification other than that indicated in 6.1.4 but is considered as equivalent in accordance with 22.214.171.124.