Performance Tests of Selected Plastic Drums

This report details the work carried out to determine the performance level of 210 L plastic drums intended for the transport of dangerous goods. This will help in evaluating the effectiveness of quality control measures implemented as a result of a 1985 study. Two types of tests were carried out for this study. Drop tests were conducted to find the average and lowest height from which the drums could be dropped without releasing any of the contained products. Pressure tests were also performed to determine whether the drums were able to meet the pressure ratings for which they were designed. / RESUME EN FRANCAIS: Le present rapport rend compte des travaux realises pour determiner le niveau de rendement de futs en plastique de 210 L destines au transport de marchandises dangereuses. Ces travaux aideront a evaluer l'efficacite des procedures de controle de la qualite mises en place par suite d'une etude menee en 1985. Deux types d'epreuves ont ete executees - des epreuves de chute et des epreuves de pression. Les epreuves de chute visaient a determiner les hauteurs moyenne et minimale desquelles les futs pouvaient etre laches sans rien laisser echapper de leur contenu. Quant aux epreuves de pression, elles servaient a determiner la capacite des futs de resister a la pression nominale pour laquelle ils avaient etr concus.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 26p, 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01046988
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: TAC
  • Created Date: Mar 26 2007 10:56AM