EVALUATION OF METAL CONTAINER FOR SHIPPING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
An investigation was conducted to evaluate various types of new metal drums and pails being used for the packaging and shipping of hazardous materials, to determine if these containers will spill their contents when subjected to high internal pressure and to specified rough handling tests. Various quantities of 17H and 17C open head drums as well as samples of 37A and 37C drums and pails spilled liquid contents after rough handling. In addition, some 37A, 37B drums and 37A and 37C pails spilled their dry (powder) contents after rough handling.
Naval Air Development CenterAir Vehicle Technology Department
Warminster, PA United States
- Custis, I H
- Publication Date: 1972-9
- Pagination: 118 p.
- TRT Terms: Containers; Design; Drop tests; Equipment tests; Hazardous materials; Hydrostatics; Packaging materials; Pressure gages; Transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Container design; Container testing; Hazardous materials transportation
- Subject Areas: Design; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00183174
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Department of Transportation
- Report/Paper Numbers: TSA-20-72-7 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-PRW-AS-20079
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM