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Dangerous goods packaging
testing and approval

to the UN Recommendations, ADG Code, IATA, IMDG and ICAO.

UN approval for all modes of transport

We handle the testing and compliance to ensure your packaging meets the legal requirements. At the end, you'll receive the test report, UN markings and the approval documentation.

Jerrycans

Drums

Boxes

V-type Boxes

Inner Packagings

Bags

IBCs

Large Packagings

Biohazard packagings

Radioactive packagings

Limited Quantities

Excepted Quantities

UN MARKINGS WITH TESTING

With favourable results, you'll get the UN markings

UN markings are only issued to packagings that have passed the UN testing requirements. If your packaging meets these requirements, then we'll apply to your state's Competent Authority for the approval markings.

 

WE CONDUCT UN TESTING

Dangerous goods packaging must be tested

Australia's dangerous goods transport and storage regulations dictate that DG packages must comply with the requirements of the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods (the ADG Code).

WE CONDUCT QUALITY ASSURANCE TESTING

Quality assurance testing is required

The ADG Code dictates that DG packaging must  routinely be tested to a quality assurance programme such as ISO 16106.

 

This includes verification of packaging specifications and validation of its performance.


 

WE REVALIDATE UN PACKAGING

Revalidation testing is required

As a condition of Australian DG packaging approvals, they need to be revalidated every 5 years to ensure that their performance doesn't diminish over time.

We make this process easy for approval holders by anticipating the expiration and swiftly organise revalidation to prevent non-compliance.

COMPETENT AUTHORITY APPROVAL

Easy, reliable representation

The Competent Authority of each state has to approve dangerous goods packaging before it can be used in industry. To make things easy for our clients, we represent them through this approval process to ensure that there aren't any hiccups. 


WE TEST AND INSPECT IBCS

IBC testing, inspection and reconditioning

We’re quality accredited to inspect and leak test all types of intermediate bulk containers (IBCs). If there's any problems with an IBC’s condition or markings, then we can swiftly fix it.

Note: At this time, we're not comprehensive in type testing of IBCs

 

WE CONDUCT CLASSIFICATION AND SERIES TESTING

Classification of dangerous goods (including explosives)

Dangerous goods need to me classified according to the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria. Although most dangerous goods are already classified, the configuration of packaging may affect its rating - especially for explosives.

 

Work with us to get your dangerous goods classified or your explosives tested to the Series Testing requirements.

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Common UN tests

  • Drop testing
  • Leakproofness
  • Internal pressure (hydraulic) test
  • 28-day stack test
  • Cobb test
  • Vibration testing (as per the American DOT regulations)
  • High altitude (low pressure, vacuum) testing
  • Compatibility testing
  • Permeation testing (as per the ADR requirements)


Common test methods

  • ISO 16106 - Transport packages for dangerous goods — Dangerous goods packagings, intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) and large packagings — Guidelines for the application of ISO 9001
  • ISO 16103 - Packaging — Transport packaging for dangerous goods — Recycled plastics material
  • ISO 13274 - Packaging — Transport packaging for dangerous goods — Plastics compatibility testing for packaging and IBCs
  • ISO 16495 - Packaging — Transport packaging for dangerous goods — Test methods
  • ISO 13127 - Packaging — Child resistant packaging — Mechanical test methods for reclosable child resistant packaging systems
  • ISO 28862 - Packaging - Child-resistant packaging - Requirements and testing procedures for non-pharmaceutical products
  • ASTM D7387 - Standard Test Method for Vibration Testing of Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) Used for Shipping Liquid Hazardous Materials (Dangerous Goods)
  • ASTM D4919 - Standard Specification for Testing of Hazardous Materials Packaging
  • AS 2216 - Packaging for poisonous substances