Wednesday, 25 July 2018

ASTM International Standard Supports Hazardous Materials Packaging


Dangerous goods (hazardous materials) regulations require performance tests to be conducted on packaging or IBC designs before being authorized for use. The regulations do not include standardized procedures for conducting performance tests and, because of this, may result in a non-uniform approach and differences in test results between testing facilities.

The purpose of the new standard is to provide guidance and to establish a set of common practices for conducting hydrostatic pressure tests on IBC designs subjected to UN certification testing.


The new standard (soon to be published as D8134) was developed by ASTM International’s committee on packaging.

See: https://www.astm.org/Standards/D8134.htm

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle

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