ASTM WK44608

    New Guide for Determination of Maximum Capacity of Packagings for Hazardous Materials

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    1. Scope

    To develop a guide for measuring the maximum capacity of receptacles for hazardous material packagings.

    Determination of maximum capacity is required by 49CFR Part 178 in order to fill packagings to the correct designated capacity in the performance test procedures. The guide will be used by those who perform hazardous materials testing for the purpose of establishing appropriate maximum capacity for packagings. 171.8 definition: Maximum capacity means the maximum inner volume of receptacles or packagings. 178.602 Preparation of packagings and packages for testing. (b) For the drop and stacking test, inner and single-unit receptacles other than bags must be filled to not less than 95% of maximum capacity (see 171.8 of this subchapter) in the case of solids and not less than 98% of maximum in the case of liquids. Bags containing solids shall be filled to the maximum mass at which they may be used. The material to be transported in the packagings may be replaced by a non-hazardous material, except for chemical compatibility testing or where this would invalidate the results of the tests.


    maximum capacity:volume:inner receptacle:packagings:hazardous materials:dangerous goods

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

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    Technical Contact:
    Maryann Jashinske

    Draft Under Development