Survey of Packaging Requirements for the Transport of Highly Hazardous Materials

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Among hazardous materials those which are most dangerous fall into three categories: chemical, biological, and radioactive. The DOT hazard classes for these three categories are Hazard Class 2.3 (poisonous gases) and 6.1 (toxic substances) for chemical hazards, Hazard Class 6.2 (infectious substances) for biological hazards and Hazard Class 7 for radioactive material (RAM) hazards. The packaging requirements for chemical and biological hazards are outlined and compared with RAM packaging requirements. RAM packages are found to be able to withstand much more severe performance tests than packages for other, more lethal hazards.

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Smith, A.C. May 6, 2003.

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Among hazardous materials those which are most dangerous fall into three categories: chemical, biological, and radioactive. The DOT hazard classes for these three categories are Hazard Class 2.3 (poisonous gases) and 6.1 (toxic substances) for chemical hazards, Hazard Class 6.2 (infectious substances) for biological hazards and Hazard Class 7 for radioactive material (RAM) hazards. The packaging requirements for chemical and biological hazards are outlined and compared with RAM packaging requirements. RAM packages are found to be able to withstand much more severe performance tests than packages for other, more lethal hazards.

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  • ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, Cleveland, OH (US), 07/20/2003--07/24/2003

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  • Report No.: WSRC-MS-2003-00301
  • Grant Number: AC09-96SR18500
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 810862
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc738367

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Smith, A.C. Survey of Packaging Requirements for the Transport of Highly Hazardous Materials, article, May 6, 2003; South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc738367/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.