UN Small Means of Containment

UN Standardized Small Containers

A UN standardized small container (other than a cylinders or IBC) is a container having a maximum capacity of 450 L, manufactured in accordance with the requirements of chapter 6.1 of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and with the national regulations of the country of manufacture.

A UN standardized small container manufactured in Canada must be in accordance with sections 2 and 3 and Part 1 of the standard TP14850 "Small Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods, Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9". UN standardized small containers can be bags, boxes, combination packagings, composite packagings, drums or jerricans that are small means of containment.

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Standard TP 14.850

FAQ on UN Standardized small containers

UN Small Containers vendors

UN packaging codes

Drum Reconditioning

CAN/CGSB-43.151: the national standard on "Packing of Explosives (Class 1) for Transportation”


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