REGULATORY Testing

Regulatory Testing

TEN-E Packaging Services is recognized worldwide for helping organizations understand complex UN and DOT Regulations and to perform testing that both meets compliance requirements and improves the long term performance for your products and packaging. TEN-E Packaging Services is recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation to certify your non-bulk and bulk dangerous goods packaging designs.

Non-Bulk vs. Bulk Packaging

Any packaging in which dangerous goods are loaded and transported with no intermediate form of containment must comply with regulatory requirements. The capacities of non-bulk and bulk packagings are shown in the table below:

Receptacle Non-Bulk Packaging Bulk Packaging
Capacity for Liquid <450Liters (119 Gal) >450 Liters (119 Gal)
Net Mass for Solid <400 Kg (882 Lbs) >400 Kg (882 Lbs)
Capacity for Solid <450Liters (119 Gal) >450 Liters (119 Gal)
Water Capacity for Gas <454 Kg (1000 Lbs) >454 Kg (1000 Lbs)

Infectious Substance Packaging

Regulatory_Infectious_SubstancesCategory A: An infectious substance in a form capable of causing permanent disability or life-threatening or fatal disease in otherwise healthy humans or animals when exposure to it occurs.

Category B: An infectious substance that is not in a form generally capable of causing permanent disability or life-threatening or fatal disease in otherwise healthy humans or animals when exposure to it occurs.

Lighter Weight Loss and Examination

Lighter Weight Loss and ExaminationNo person may offer for transportation a new lighter design without subjecting the lighter to the weight loss and examination test outlined in 173.308(b) of Title 49 CFR. This testing must be conducted by a DOT recognized Lighter Certification Agency. TEN-E Packaging Services holds Lighter Certification Agency status and can assist you with obtaining an LAA number as well as certifying your lighter packaging to the Part 178 performance test standards.

Appendix B Compatibility

Determine the chemical compatibility and permeability of liquid hazardous materials packaged in plastic packaging and receptacles.

Appendix B CompatibilityTest Method 1: 180 days at a temperature no lower than 18ºC (64ºF).
Test Method 2: 28 days at a temperature no lower than 50ºC (122ºF).
Test Method 3: 14 days at a temperature no lower than 60ºC (140ºF).

 

Other Testing Services: Drop • Vibration • Stacking • Leakproofness • Vacuum • Topple • Righting • Basis Weight • Cobb Water Absorption • Hydrostatic Pressure • Puncture • Tensile • Tear

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