PERFORMANCE OF PLASTIC PACKAGINGS FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION PART II - PERMEATION
Permeation as a mode of failure for plastics packagings is discussed. The materials properties which determine permeation performance are defined. Measurement methods aimed at determining values for the materials properties are surveyed. A "matrix" scheme is introduced for evaluating the risks associated with the permeation failure of a package containing a hazardous materials lading. Permeation factors influencing reuse of plastic containers are described. Laboratory data from an evaluation of a simple method of test for estimating the intrinsic property of a lading to permeate polyethylene is presented.
National Bureau of Standards14th Between E Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
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- Barnes, J D
- Martin, G M
- Publication Date: 1976-10
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 26 p.
- TRT Terms: Chemicals; Chemicals; Containers; Ethylene resins; Failure; Freight transportation; Hazardous materials; Packaging; Packaging materials; Permeability; Plastics; Polymers; Regulations; Specifications; Transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Polyethylene
- Old TRIS Terms: Cargo transportation; Government regulations; Hazardous materials transportation; Permeation
- Subject Areas: Law; Safety and Human Factors; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00159949
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Department of Transportation
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/MTB/OHMO-76/5 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT AS-50074
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM