ASTM WK44314

    New Test Methods for Performance of the Stacking Test of Packagings Certified for the Transportation of Hazardous Materials (Dangerous Goods)

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    1. Scope

    This test method is intended to identify relevant testing conditions and protocols to enhance procedural and performance uniformity, provide a more standardized test method and a set of basic instructions when conducting the Stacking Test on various design types of UN specification packagings in conformance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

    Persons performing certification testing on packagings certified to transport hazardous materials have many choices to make when designing test equipment, methods and performance protocols. The criteria for making and documenting these choices are not spelled out in the HMR. In an effort to promote testing uniformity certain protocols and instructions should be agreed upon by the testing community. This document will help package testers design and perform tests in manner that is more generally recognized as conforming to the the HMR, and should aid in producing repeatable package performance.


    hazardous materials, package testing, stacking test, stack test,

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Lonnie Jaycox

    Draft Under Development