U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

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§ 173.62 - Specific packaging requirements for explosives.

(a) Except as provided in § 173.7 of this subchapter, when the § 172.101 Table specifies that an explosive must be packaged in accordance with this section, only packagings which conform to the provisions of paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section or § 173.7(e) of this subchapter and the applicable requirements in §§ 173.60 and 173.61 may be used unless otherwise approved by the Associate Administrator.

(b) Explosives Table. The Explosives Table specifies the Packing Instructions assigned to each explosive. Explosives are identified in the first column in numerical sequence by their identification number (ID #), which is listed in column 4 of the § 172.101 table, of this subchapter. The second column of the Explosives Table specifies the Packing Instruction (PI) which must be used for packaging the explosive. The Explosives Packing Method Table in paragraph (c) of this section defines the methods of packaging. The Packing Instructions are identified using a 3 digit designation. The Packing Instruction prefixed by the letters “US” is particular to the United States and not found in applicable international regulations.

Explosives Table

ID# PI
UN0004112
UN0005130
UN0006130
UN0007130
UN0009130
UN0010130
UN0012130
UN0014130
UN0015130
UN0016130
UN0018130
UN0019130
UN0020101
UN0021101
UN0027113
UN0028113
UN0029131
UN0030131
UN0033130
UN0034130
UN0035130
UN0037130
UN0038130
UN0039130
UN0042132
UN0043133
UN0044133
UN0048130
UN0049135
UN0050135
UN0054135
UN0055136
UN0056130
UN0059137
UN0060132
UN0065139
UN0066140
UN0070134
UN0072112(a)
UN0073133
UN0074110(a) or 110(b)
UN0075115
UN0076112
UN0077114(a) or 114(b)
UN0078112
UN0079112(b) or 112(c)
UN0081116
UN0082116 or 117
UN0083116
UN0084116
UN0092135
UN0093135
UN0094113
UN0099134
UN0101140
UN0102139
UN0103140
UN0104139
UN0105140
UN0106141
UN0107141
UN0110141
UN0113110(a) or 110(b)
UN0114110(a) or 110(b)
UN0118112
UN0121142
UN0124US1
UN0129110(a) or 110(b)
UN0130110(a) or 110(b)
UN0131142
UN0132114(b)
UN0133112(a)
UN0135110(a) or 110(b)
UN0136130
UN0137130
UN0138130
UN0143115
UN0144115
UN0146112
UN0147112(b)
UN0150112(a) or 112(b)
UN0151112
UN0153112(b) or 112(c)
UN0154112
UN0155112(b) or 112(c)
UN0159111
UN0160114(b)
UN0161114(b)
UN0167130
UN0168130
UN0169130
UN0171130
UN0173134
UN0174134
UN0180130
UN0181130
UN0182130
UN0183130
UN0186130
UN0190101
UN0191135
UN0192135
UN0193135
UN0194135
UN0195135
UN0196135
UN0197135
UN0204134
UN0207112(b) or 112(c)
UN0208112(b) or 112(c)
UN0209112
UN0212133
UN0213112(b) or 112(c)
UN0214112
UN0215112
UN0216112(b) or 112(c)
UN0217112(b) or 112(c)
UN0218112(b) or 112(c)
UN0219112
UN0220112
UN0221130
UN0222112(b), 112(c) or 117
UN0224110(a) or 110(b)
UN0225133
UN0226112(a)
UN0234114(a) or 114(b)
UN0235114(a) or 114(b)
UN0236114(a) or 114(b)
UN0237138
UN0238130
UN0240130
UN0241116 or 117
UN0242130
UN0243130
UN0244130
UN0245130
UN0246130
UN0247101
UN0248144
UN0249144
UN0250101
UN0254130
UN0255131
UN0257141
UN0266112
UN0267131
UN0268133
UN0271143
UN0272143
UN0275134
UN0276134
UN0277134
UN0278134
UN0279130
UN0280130
UN0281130
UN0282112
UN0283132
UN0284141
UN0285141
UN0286130
UN0287130
UN0288138
UN0289139
UN0290139
UN0291130
UN0292141
UN0293141
UN0294130
UN0295130
UN0296134
UN0297130
UN0299130
UN0300130
UN0301130
UN0303130
UN0305113
UN0306133
UN0312135
UN0313135
UN0314142
UN0315142
UN0316141
UN0317141
UN0318141
UN0319133
UN0320133
UN0321130
UN0322101
UN0323134
UN0324130
UN0325142
UN0326130
UN0327130
UN0328130
UN0329130
UN0330130
UN0331116 or 117
UN0332116 or 117
UN0333135
UN0334135
UN0335135
UN0336135
UN0337135
UN0338130
UN0339130
UN0340112(a) or 112(b)
UN0341112(b)
UN0342114(a)
UN0343111
UN0344130
UN0345130
UN0346130
UN0347130
UN0348130
UN0349101
UN0350101
UN0351101
UN0352101
UN0353101
UN0354101
UN0355101
UN0356101
UN0357101
UN0358101
UN0359101
UN0360131
UN0361131
UN0362130
UN0363130
UN0364133
UN0365133
UN0366133
UN0367141
UN0368141
UN0369130
UN0370130
UN0371130
UN0372141
UN0373135
UN0374134
UN0375134
UN0376133
UN0377133
UN0378133
UN0379136
UN0380101
UN0381134
UN0382101
UN0383101
UN0384101
UN0385112(b) or 112(c)
UN0386112(b) or 112(c)
UN0387112(b) or 112(c)
UN0388112(b) or 112(c)
UN0389112(b) or 112(c)
UN0390112(b) or 112(c)
UN0391112(a)
UN0392112(b) or 112(c)
UN0393112(b)
UN0394112(a)
UN0395101
UN0396101
UN0397101
UN0398101
UN0399101
UN0400101
UN0401112
UN0402112(b) or 112(c)
UN0403135
UN0404135
UN0405135
UN0406114(b)
UN0407114(b)
UN0408141
UN0409141
UN0410141
UN0411112(b) or 112(c)
UN0412130
UN0413130
UN0414130
UN0415143
UN0417130
UN0418135
UN0419135
UN0420135
UN0421135
UN0424130
UN0425130
UN0426130
UN0427130
UN0428135
UN0429135
UN0430135
UN0431135
UN0432135
UN0433111
UN0434130
UN0435130
UN0436130
UN0437130
UN0438130
UN0439137
UN0440137
UN0441137
UN0442137
UN0443137
UN0444137
UN0445137
UN0446136
UN0447136
UN0448114(b)
UN0449101
UN0450101
UN0451130
UN0452141
UN0453130
UN0454142
UN0455131
UN0456131
UN0457130
UN0458130
UN0459130
UN0460130
UN0461101
UN0462101
UN0463101
UN0464101
UN0465101
UN0466101
UN0467101
UN0468101
UN0469101
UN0470101
UN0471101
UN0472101
UN0473101
UN0474101
UN0475101
UN0476101
UN0477101
UN0478101
UN0479101
UN0480101
UN0481101
UN0482101
UN0483112(b) or 112(c)
UN0484112(b) or 112(c)
UN0486101
UN0487135
UN0488130
UN0489112(b) or 112(c)
UN0490112(b) or 112(c)
UN0491143
UN0492135
UN0493135
UN0494US1
UN0495115
UN0496112(b) or 112(c)
UN0497115
UN0498114(b)
UN0499114(b)
UN0500131
UN0501114(b)
UN0502130
UN0503135
UN0504112(c)
UN0505135
UN0506135
UN0507135
UN0508114(b)
UN0509114(b)
UN0510130
NA0124US1
NA0276134
NA0323134
NA0331116 or 117
NA0337135
NA0349133
NA0494US1

(c) Explosives must be packaged in accordance with the following table:

(1) The first column lists, in alphanumeric sequence, the packing methods prescribed for explosives in the Explosives Table of paragraph (b) of this section.

(2) The second column specifies the inner packagings that are required. If inner packagings are not required, a notation of “Not necessary” appears in the column. The term “Not necessary” means that a suitable inner packaging may be used but is not required.

(3) The third column specifies the intermediate packagings that are required. If intermediate packagings are not required, a notation of “Not necessary” appears in the column. The term “Not necessary” means that a suitable intermediate packaging may be used but is not required.

(4) The fourth column specifies the outer packagings which are required. If inner packagings and/or intermediate packagings are specified in the second and third columns, then the packaging specified in the fourth column must be used as the outer packaging of a combination packaging; otherwise it may be used as a single packaging.

(5) Packing Instruction 101 may be used for any explosive substance or article if an equivalent level of safety is shown to be maintained subject to the approval of the Associate Administrator.

Table of Packing Methods

Packing instruction Inner packagings Intermediate
packagings
Outer packagings
101This Packing Instruction may be used as an alternative to a specifically assigned packing method with the approval of the Associate Administrator prior to transportation. When this packing instruction is used, the following must be marked on the shipping documents:
“Packaging approved by the competent authority of the United States of America (USA)”.
PARTICULAR PACKING REQUIREMENTS OR EXCEPTIONS:
1. Samples of new or existing explosive substances or articles may be transported as directed by the Associate Administrator for purposes including: testing, classification, research and development, quality control, or as a commercial sample. Explosive samples which are wetted or desensitized must be limited to 25 kg. Explosive samples which are not wetted or desensitized must be limited to 10 kg in small packages as specified by the Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety
110(a)BagsBagsDrums.
PARTICULAR PACKING REQUIREMENTS OR EXCEPTIONS:
1. The Intermediate packagings must be filled with water saturated material such as an anti-freeze solution or wetted cushioning
2. Outer packagings must be filled with water saturated material such as an anti-freeze solution or wetted cushioning. Outer packagings must be constructed and sealed to prevent evaporation of the wetting solution, except when 0224 is being carried dry
plastics,
textile, plastic coated or lined
rubber
textile, rubberized
textile
Receptacles
wood
plastics,
textile, plastic coated or lined
rubber
textile, rubberized-
Receptacles
plastics
metal
wood
steel (1A1 or 1A2).
other metal (1N1 or 1N2).
plastics-(1H1 or 1H2).
110(b)BagsDividing partitionsBoxes.
PARTICULAR PACKING REQUIREMENTS OR EXCEPTIONS
For UN 0074, 0113, 0114, 0129, 0130, 0135 and 0224, the following conditions must be satisfied:
a. inner packagings must not contain more than 50 g of explosive substance (quantity corresponding to dry substance);
b. each inner packaging must be separated from other inner packagings by dividing partitions; and
c. the outer packaging must not be partitioned with more than 25 compartments
rubber, conductive
plastics, conductive
Receptacles
metal
wood
rubber, conductive
plastics, conductive
metal
wood
plastics
fibreboard
natural wood, sift-proof wall (4C2).
plywood (4D).
reconstituted wood (4F).
111BagsNot necessaryBoxes.
PARTICULAR PACKING REQUIREMENTS OR EXCEPTIONS:
For UN0159, inner packagings are not required when metal (1A1, 1A2, 1B1, 1B2, 1N1 or 1N2) or plastics (1H1 or 1H2) drums are used as outer packagings
paper, waterproofed
plastics
textile, rubberized
Sheets
plastics
textile, rubberized
Receptacles
wood
steel (4A).
aluminum (4B).
other metal (4N).
natural wood, ordinary (4C1).
natural wood, sift proof (4C2).
plywood (4D).
reconstituted wood (4F).
fiberboard (4G).
plastics, expanded (4H1).
plastics, solid (4H2).
Drums
steel (1A1 or 1A2).
aluminum (1B1 or 1B2).
other metal (1N1 or 1N2).
plywood (1D).
fiberboard (1G).
plastics (1H1 or 1H2).
112(a)BagsBagsBoxes.
PARTICULAR PACKING REQUIREMENTS OR EXCEPTIONS:
1. For UN Nos. 0004, 0076, 0078, 0154, 0219 and 0394, packagings must be lead free
2. Intermediate packagings are not required if leakproof drums are used as the outer packaging
3. For UN0072 and UN0226, intermediate packagings are not required
paper, multiwall, water resistant
plastics
textile
textile, rubberized
woven plastics
Receptacles
metal
plastics
wood
plastics
textile, plastic coated or lined
Receptacles
metal
plastics
wood
steel (4A).
aluminum (4B).
other metal (4N).
natural wood, ordinary (4C1).
natural wood, sift proof (4C2).
plywood (4D).
reconstituted wood (4F).
fiberboard (4G).
plastics, expanded (4H1).
plastics, solid (4H2).
Drums
steel (1A1 or 1A2).
aluminum (1B1 or 1B2).
other metal (1N1 or 1N2).
plywood (1D).
fiber (1G).
plastics (1H1 or 1H2).
112(b)BagsBagsBags.
This packing instruction applies to dry solids other than powders
PARTICULAR PACKING REQUIREMENTS OR EXCEPTIONS:
1. For UN 0004, 0076, 0078, 0154, 0216, 0219 and 0386, packagings must be lead free
2. For UN0209, bags, sift-proof (5H2) are recommended for flake or prilled TNT in the dry state and a maximum net mass of 30 kg.
3. For UN0222, inner packagings are not required
paper, Kraft
paper, multiwall, water resistant
plastics
textile
textile, rubberized plastics
woven plastics
(for UN0150 only)
plastics
textile, plastic coated or lined
woven plastics sift-proof (5H2/3).
plastics, film (5H4).
textile, sift-proof (5L2).
textile, water resistant (5L3).
paper, multiwall, water resistant (5M2).
Boxes
steel (4A).
aluminum (4B).
other metal (4N).
natural wood, ordinary (4C1).
natural wood, sift proof (4C2).
plywood (4D)
reconstituted wood (4F).
fiberboard (4G).
plastics, expanded (4H1).
plastics, solid (4H2).
Drums
steel (1A1 or 1A2).
aluminum (1B1 or 1B2).
plywood (1D).
other metal (1N1 or 1N2).
fiber (1G).
plastics (1H1 or 1H2).
112(c) This packing instruction applies to solid dry powdersBagsBagsBoxes.
PARTICULAR PACKING REQUIREMENTS OR EXCEPTIONS:
1. For UN 0004, 0076, 0078, 0154, 0216, 0219 and 0386, packagings must be lead free
2. For UN0209, bags, sift-proof (5H2) are recommended for flake or prilled TNT in the dry state. Bags must not exceed a maximum net mass of 30 kg.
3. Inner packagings are not required if drums are used as the outer packaging.
paper, multiwall, water resistant plastics, woven plastics, Receptacles, fiberboard, metal, plastics, woodpaper, multiwall, water resistant with inner lining, plastics, Receptacles, metal, plastics, wood
4. At least one of the packagings must be sift-proof
5. For UN 0504, metal packagings must not be used. Packagings of other material with a small amount of metal, for example metal closures or other metal fittings such as those mentioned in part 178 of this subchapter, are not considered metal packagings
steel (4A). aluminum (4B). other metal (4N). natural wood, ordinary (4C1). natural wood, sift proof (4C2). plywood (4D). reconstituted wood (4F). fiberboard (4G). plastics, solid (4H2). Drums. plastics (1H1 or 1H2). steel (1A1 or 1A2). aluminum (1B1 or 1B2). other metal (1N1 or 1N2). plywood (1D). fiber (1G).
113BagsNot necessaryBoxes.
PARTICULAR PACKING REQUIREMENTS OR EXCEPTIONS:
1. For UN0094 and UN0305, no more than 50 g of substance must be packed in an inner packaging
2. For UN0027, inner packagings are not necessary when drums are used as the outer packaging
3. At least one of the packagings must be sift-proof
4. Sheets must only be used for UN0028
paper
plastics
textile, rubberized
Receptacles
fiberboard
metal
plastics
wood
Sheets
paper, kraft
paper, waxed
steel (4A).
aluminum (4B).
other metal (4N).
natural wood, ordinary (4C1).
natural wood, sift-proof walls (4C2).
plywood (4D).
reconstituted wood (4F).
fiberboard (4G).
plastics, solid (4H2).
Drums
plastics (1H1 or 1H2).
steel (1A1 or 1A2).
aluminum-(1B1 or 1B2).
other metal (1N1 or 1N2).
plywood (1D).
fiber (1G).
114(a)BagsBagsBoxes
This packing instruction applies to wetted solids
PARTICULAR PACKING REQUIREMENTS OR EXCEPTIONS:
1. For UN 0077, 0234, 0235 and 0236, packagings must be lead free
2. For UN0342, inner packagings are not required when metal (1A1, 1A2, 1B1, 1B2, 1N1 or 1N2) or plastics (1H1 or 1H2) drums are used as outer packagings
3. Intermediate packagings are not required if leakproof removable head drums are used as the outer packaging
plastics
textile
woven plastics
Receptacles
metal
plastics
wood
plastics
textile, plastic coated or lined
Receptacles
metal
plastics
Dividing partitions
wood
steel (4A).
other metal (4N).
natural wood, ordinary (4C1).
natural wood, sift proof walls (4C2).
plywood (4D).
reconstituted wood (4F).
fiberboard (4G).
plastics, solid (4H2).
Drums.
steel (1A1 or 1A2).
aluminum (1B1 or 1B2).
other metal (1N1 or 1N2)
plywood (1D).
fiber (1G).
plastics (1H1 or 1H2).
114(b)BagsNot necessaryBoxes.
PARTICULAR PACKING REQUIREMENTS OR EXCEPTIONS:
1. For UN Nos. 0077, 0132, 0234, 0235 and 0236, packagings must be lead free
2. For UN0160 and UN0161, when metal drums (1A2, 1B2 or 1N2) are used as the outer packaging, metal packagings must be so constructed that the risk of explosion, by reason of increased internal pressure from internal or external causes, is prevented.
3. For UN0160, UN0161, and UN0508, inner packagings are not necessary if drums are used as the outer packaging
4. For UN0508 and UN0509, metal packagings must not be used. Packagings of other material with a small amount of metal, for example metal closures or other metal fittings such as those mentioned in part 178 of this subchapter, are not considered metal packagings
paper, kraft, plastics, textile, sift-proof, woven plastics, sift-proof, Receptacles, fiberboard, metal, paper, plastics, wood, plastics, sift-proofnatural wood, ordinary (4C1). natural wood, sift-proof walls (4C2). plywood (4D). reconstituted wood (4F). fiberboard (4G). Drums. steel (1A1 or 1A2). aluminum (1B1 or 1B2). other metal (1N1 or 1N2). plywood (1D). fiber (1G). plastics (1H1 or 1H2).
115ReceptaclesBagsBoxes
PARTICULAR PACKING REQUIREMENTS OR EXCEPTIONS:
1. For liquid explosives, inner packagings must be surrounded with non-combustible absorbent cushioning material in sufficient quantity to absorb the entire liquid content. Metal receptacles should be cushioned from each other. The net mass of explosive per package may not exceed 30 kg when boxes are used as outer packaging. The net volume of explosive in each package other than boxes must not exceed 120 liters
2. For UN 0075, 0143, 0495 and 0497 when boxes are used as the outer packaging, inner packagings must have taped screw cap closures and be not more than 5 liters capacity each. A composite packaging consisting of a plastic receptacle in a metal drum (6HA1) may be used in lieu of combination packagings. Liquid substances must not freeze at temperatures above −15 °C (+ 5 °F)
3. For UN0144, intermediate packagings are not necessary. Aluminum drums (1B1 and 1B2) and metal, other than steel or aluminum, drums (1N1 and 1N2) must not be used.
metal
plastics
wood
plastics in metal receptacles
Drums
metal
Receptacles
wood
natural wood, ordinary (4C1).
natural wood, sift proof walls (4C2).
plywood (4D).
reconstituted wood (4F).
fiberboard (4G).
Drums.
plastics (1H1 or 1H2).
steel (1A1 or 1A2).
aluminum (1B1 or 1B2).
other metal (1N1 or 1N2).
plywood (1D).
fiber (1G).
Specification MC-200 containers may be used for transport by motor vehicle.
116BagsNot necessaryBags.
PARTICULAR PACKING REQUIREMENTS OR EXCEPTIONS:
1. For UN 0082, 0241, 0331 and 0332, inner packagings are not necessary if leakproof removable head drums are used as the outer packaging.
2. For UN 0082, 0241, 0331 and 0332, inner packagings are not required when the explosive is contained in a material impervious to liquid.
3. For UN 0081, inner packagings are not required when contained in rigid plastic that is impervious to nitric esters.
4. For UN 0331, inner packagings are not required when bags (5H2), (5H3) or (5H4) are used as outer packagings.
5. For UN0081, bags must not be used as outer packagings.
paper, water and oil resistant plastics
textile, plastic coated or lined woven plastics, sift-proof
Receptacles
fiberboard, water resistant metal
plastics
wood, sift-proof
Sheets
paper, water resistant
paper, waxed
plastics
woven plastics (5H1/2/3).
paper, multiwall, water resistant (5M2).
plastics, film (5H4).
textile, sift-proof (5L2).
textile, water resistant (5L3).
Boxes.
steel (4A).
aluminum (4B).
other metal (4N).
wood, natural, ordinary (4C1).
natural wood, sift proof walls (4C2).
plywood (4D).
reconstituted wood (4F).
fiberboard (4G).
plastics, solid (4H2).
Drums.
steel (1A1 or 1A2).
aluminum (1B1 or 1B2).
other metal (1N1 or 1N2).
plywood (1D).
fiber (1G).
plastics (1H1 or 1H2).
Jerricans.
steel (3A1 or 3A2).
plastics (3H1 or 3H2).


117Not necessaryNot necessaryIBCs.
PARTICULAR PACKING REQUIREMENTS OR EXCEPTIONS:
1. This packing instruction may only be used for explosives of UN 0082 when they are mixtures of ammonium nitrate or other inorganic nitrates with other combustible substances that are not explosive ingredients. Such explosives must not contain nitroglycerin, similar liquid organic nitrates, liquid or solid nitrocarbons, or chlorates.
2. This packing instruction may only be used for explosives of UN 0241 that consist of water as an essential ingredient and high proportions of ammonium nitrate or other oxidizers, some or all of which are in solution. The other constituents may include hydrocarbons or aluminum powder, but must not include nitro-derivatives such as trinitrotoluene.
3. Metal IBCs must not be used for UN 0082, UN 0222 and UN 0241.
4. Flexible IBCs may only be used for solids.
5. For UN 0222, when other than metal or rigid plastics IBCs are used, they must be offered for transportation in a closed freight container or a closed transport vehicle.
6. For UN 0222, flexible IBCs must be sift-proof and water-resistant or must be fitted with a sift-proof and water-resistant liner.
metal (11A), (11B), (11N), (21A), (21B), (21N), (31A), (31B), (31N).
flexible (13H2), (13H3), (13H4), (13L2), (13L3), (13L4), (13M2).
rigid plastics (11H1), (11H2), (21H1), (21H2), (31H1), (31H2).
composite (11HZ1), (11HZ2), (21HZ1), (21HZ2), (31HZ1), (31HZ2).
130Not necessaryNot necessaryBoxes.
Particular Packaging Requirements:
1. The following applies to UN 0006, 0009, 0010, 0015, 0016, 0018, 0019, 0034, 0035, 0038, 0039, 0048, 0056, 0137, 0138, 0168, 0169, 0171, 0181, 0182, 0183, 0186, 0221, 0238, 0243, 0244, 0245, 0246, 0254, 0280, 0281, 0286, 0287, 0297, 0299, 0300, 0301, 0303, 0321, 0328, 0329, 0344, 0345, 0346, 0347, 0362, 0363, 0370, 0412, 0424, 0425, 0434, 0435, 0436, 0437, 0438, 0451, 0459, 0488, 0502 and 0510. Large and robust explosives articles, normally intended for military use, without their means of initiation or with their means of initiation containing at least two effective protective features, may be carried unpackaged. When such articles have propelling charges or are self-propelled, their ignition systems must be protected against stimuli encountered during normal conditions of transport. A negative result in Test Series 4 on an unpackaged article indicates that the article can be considered for transport unpackaged. Such unpackaged articles may be fixed to cradles or contained in crates or other suitable handling devices
2. Subject to approval by the Associate Administrator, large explosive articles, as part of their operational safety and suitability tests, subjected to testing that meets the intentions of Test Series 4 of the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria with successful test results, may be offered for transportation in accordance with the requirements of this subchapter
Steel (4A). Aluminum (4B). Other metal (4N). Wood natural, ordinary (4C1). Wood natural, sift-proof walls 4C2). Plywood (4D). Reconstituted wood (4F). Fiberboard (4G). Plastics, expanded (4H1). Plastics, solid (4H2). Drums. Steel (1A1 or 1A2). Aluminum (1B1 or 1B2). Other metal (1N1 or 1N2). Plywood (1D). Fiber (1G). Plastics (1H1 or 1H2). Large Packagings. Steel (50A). Aluminum (50B). Metal other than steel or aluminum (50N). Rigid lastics (50H). Natural wood (50C). Plywood (50D). Reconstituted wood (50F). Rigid fiberboard (50G).
131BagsNot necessaryBoxes.
PARTICULAR PACKING REQUIREMENTS OR EXCEPTIONS:
1. For UN 0029, 0267 and 0455, bags and reels may not be used as inner packagings.
2. For UN 0030, 0255 and 0456, inner packagings are not required when detonators are packed in pasteboard tubes, or when their leg wires are wound on spools with the caps either placed inside the spool or securely taped to the wire on the spool, so as to restrict free moving of the caps and to protect them from impact forces.
3. For UN 0360, 0361 and 0500, detonators are not required to be attached to the safety fuse, metal-clad mild detonating cord, detonating cord, or shock tube. Inner packagings are not required if the packing configuration restricts free moving of the caps and protects them from impact forces.
paper
plastics
Receptacles
fiberboard
metal
plastics
wood
Reels
steel (4A).
aluminum (4B).
other metal (4N).
wood, natural, ordinary (4C1).
natural wood, sift proof walls (4C2).
plastics, solid (4H2).
plywood (4D).
reconstituted wood (4F).
fiberboard (4G).
Drums.
steel (1A1 or 1A2).
Aluminum (1B1 or 1B2).
other metal (1N1 or 1N2).
Plywood (1D).
fiber (1G).
plastics (1H1 or 1H2).
132(a)Not necessaryNot necessaryBoxes
For articles consisting of closed metal, plastic or fiberboard casings that contain detonating explosives, or consisting of plastics-bonded detonating explosives steel (4A).
aluminum (4B).
other metal (4N).
wood, natural; ordinary (4C1).
wood, natural, sift proof walls (4C2).
plywood (4D).
reconstituted wood (4F).
fiberboard (4G).
plastics, solid (4H2).
132(b)ReceptaclesNot necessaryBoxes
For articles without closed casingsfiberboard
metal
plastics
wood
Sheets
paper
plastics
steel (4A). aluminum (4B).
other metal (4N).
wood, natural, ordinary (4C1).
wood, natural, sift proof walls (4C2).
plywood (4D).
reconstituted wood (4F).
fiberboard (4G).
plastics, solid (4H2).
133Receptacles Boxes.
PARTICULAR PACKING REQUIREMENTS OR EXCEPTIONS:
1. For UN 0043, 0212, 0225, 0268 and 0306 trays are not authorized as inner packagings
fiberboard
metal
plastics
wood
Trays, fitted with dividing partitions fiberboard plastics wood
Intermediate packagings are only required when trays are used as inner packagings.
Receptacles
fiberboard
metal
plastics
wood
steel (4A).
aluminum (4B).
other metal (4N).
wood, natural, ordinary (4C1).
wood, natural, sift proof walls (4C2).
plywood (4D).
reconstituted wood (4F).
fiberboard (4G).
plastics, solid (4H2).
134BagsNot necessaryBoxes.
water resistant
Receptacles
fiberboard
metal
plastics
wood
Sheets
fiberboard, corrugated
Tubes
fiberboard
steel (4A).
aluminum (4B).
other metal (4N).
wood, natural, ordinary (4C1).
wood, natural, sift proof walls (4C2).
plywood (4D).
reconstituted wood (4F).
fiberboard (4G).
plastics, expanded (4H1).
plastics, solid (4H2).
Drums.
fiberboard (1G).
plastics (1H1 or 1H2).
steel (1A1 or 1A2).
aluminum (1B1 or 1B2).
other metal (1N1 or 1N2).
plywood (1D).
135BagsNot necessaryBoxes.
paper
plastics
Receptacles
fiberboard
metal
plastics
wood
Sheets
paper
plastics
steel (4A).
aluminum (4B).
other metal (4N).
wood, natural, ordinary (4C1).
wood, natural, sift proof walls (4C2).
plywood (4D).
reconstituted wood (4F).
fiberboard (4G).
plastics, expanded (4H1).
plastics, solid (4H2).
Drums.
steel (1A1 or 1A2).
aluminum (1B1 or 1B2).
other metal (1N1 or 1N2)
plywood (1D).
fiber (1G).
plastics (1H1 or 1H2).
136BagsNot necessaryBoxes.
plastics
textile
Boxes.
fiberboard
plastics
wood
Dividing partitions in the outer packagings
steel (4A).
aluminum (4B)
other metal (4N).
wood, natural, ordinary (4C1).
wood, natural, sift proof walls (4C2).
plywood (4D).
reconstituted wood (4F).
fiberboard (4G).
plastics, solid (4H2).
Drums.
steel (1A1 or 1A2).
aluminum (1B1 or 1B2).
other metal (1N1 or 1N2).
plywood (1D).
fiber (1G).
plastics (1H1 or 1H2).
137BagsNot necessaryBoxes.
PARTICULAR PACKING REQUIREMENTS OR EXCEPTIONS:
For UN 0059, 0439, 0440 and 0441, when the shaped charges are packed singly, the conical cavity must face downwards and the package marked with orientation markings meeting the requirements of § 172.312(a)(2) of this subchapter. When the shaped charges are packed in pairs, the conical cavities must face inwards to minimize the jetting effect in the event of accidental initiation
plastics, Boxes, fiberboard, wood, Tubes, fiberboard, metal, plastics, Dividing partitions in the outer packagingssteel (4A). aluminum (4B). other metal (4N). wood, natural, ordinary (4C1). wood, natural, sift proof walls (4C2). plastics, solid (4H2). plywood (4D). reconstituted wood (4F). fiberboard (4G). Drums. steel (1A1 or 1A2). aluminum (1B1 or 1B2). other metal (1N1 or 1N2). plywood (1D). fiber (1G). plastics (1H1 or 1H2).
138BagsNot necessaryBoxes.
PARTICULAR PACKING REQUIREMENTS OR EXCEPTIONS:
If the ends of the articles are sealed, inner packagings are not necessary
Plastics steel (4A).
aluminum (4B).
other metal (4N).
wood, natural, ordinary (4C1).
wood, natural, sift proof walls (4C2).
plywood (4D).
reconstituted wood (4F).
fiberboard (4G).
plastics, solid (4H2).
Drums.
fiberboard (1G).
plastics (1H1 or 1H2).
steel (1A1 or 1A2).
aluminum (1B1 or 1B2).
other metal (1N1 or 1N2).
139BagsNot necessaryBoxes.
PARTICULAR PACKING REQUIREMENTS OR EXCEPTIONS:
1. For UN0065, 0102, 0104, 0289 and 0290, the ends of the detonating cord must be sealed, for example, by a plug firmly fixed so that the explosive cannot escape. The ends of CORD DETONATING flexible must be fastened securely.
2. For UN0065, 0104, 0289, 0290 the ends of the detonating cord are not required to be sealed provided the inner packaging containing the detonating cord consists of a static-resistant plastic bag of at least 3 mil thickness and the bag is securely closed.
3. For UN0065 and UN0289, inner packagings are not required when they are fastened securely in coils.
140BagsNot necessaryBoxes.
PARTICULAR PACKING REQUIREMENTS OR EXCEPTIONS:
1. If the ends of UN0105 are sealed, no inner packagings are required
2. For UN0101, the packaging must be sift-proof except when the fuse is covered by a paper tube and both ends of the tube are covered with removable caps
3. For UN0101, steel or aluminum boxes or drums must not be used
plastics
Reels
Sheets
paper, kraft
plastics
Receptacles
wood
steel (4A).
aluminum (4B).
other metal (4N).
wood, natural, ordinary (4C1).
wood, natural, sift proof walls (4C2).
plywood (4D).
reconstituted wood (4F).
fiberboard (4G).
plastics, solid (4H2).
Drums.
plastics (1H1 or 1H2).
steel (1A1 or 1A2).
aluminum (1B1 or 1B2).
other metal (1N1 or 1N2).
plywood (1D).
fiber (1G).
141ReceptaclesNot necessaryBoxes.
fiberboard
metal
plastics
wood
Trays, fitted with dividing partitions
plastics
wood
Dividing partitions in the outer packagings
steel (4A).
aluminum (4B).
other metal (4N).
wood, natural, ordinary (4C1).
wood, natural, sift proof walls (4C2).
plywood (4D).
reconstituted wood (4F).
fiberboard (4G).
plastics, solid (4H2).
Drums.
steel (1A1 or 1A2).
aluminum (1B1 or 1B2).
other metal (1N1 or 1N2).
plywood (1D).
fiber (1G).
plastics (1H1 or 1H2).
142BagsNot necessaryBoxes.
paper
plastics
Receptacles
fiberboard
metal
plastics
wood
Sheets
paper
Trays, fitted with dividing partitions
plastics
steel (4A).
aluminum (4B).
other metal (4N).
wood, natural, ordinary (4C1).
wood, natural, sift proof walls (4C2).
plywood (4D).
reconstituted wood (4F).
fiberboard (4G).
plastics, solid (4H2).
Drums.
steel (1A1 or 1A2).
aluminum (1B1 or 1B2).
other metal (1N1 or 1N2).
plywood (1D).
fiber (1G).
plastics (1H1 or 1H2).
143BagNot necessaryBoxes.
PARTICULAR PACKING REQUIREMENTS OR EXCEPTIONS:
1. For UN 0271, 0272, 0415 and 0491 when metal packagings are used, metal packagings must be so constructed that the risk of explosion, by reason of increase in internal pressure from internal or external causes is prevented
2. Composite packagings (6HH2) (plastic receptacle with outer solid box) may be used in lieu of combination packagings
paper, kraft
plastics
textile
textile, rubberized
Receptacles
fiberboard
metal
plastics
wood
Trays, fitted with dividing partitions
plastics
wood
steel (4A).
aluminum (4B).
other metal (4N).
wood, natural, ordinary (4C1).
wood, natural, sift proof walls (4C2).
plywood (4D).
reconstituted wood (4F).
fiberboard (4G).
plastics, solid (4H2).
Drums.
steel (1A1 or 1A2).
aluminum (1B1 or 1B2).
other metal (1N1 or 1N2).
plywood (1D).
fiber (1G).
plastics (1H1 or 1H2).
144ReceptaclesNot necessaryBoxes.
PARTICULAR PACKING REQUIREMENTS OR EXCEPTIONS:
For UN0248 and UN 0249, packagings must be protected against the ingress of water. When CONTRIVANCES, WATER ACTIVATED are transported unpackaged, they must be provided with at least two independent protective features that prevent the ingress of water
fiberboard
metal
plastics
wood
Dividing partitions in the outer packagings
steel (4A).
aluminum (4B)
other metal (4N).
wood, natural, ordinary (4C1) with metal liner.
plywood (4D) with metal liner.
reconstituted wood (4F) with metal liner.
plastics, expanded (4H1).
plastics, solid (4H2).
Drums.
steel (1A1 or 1A2).
aluminum (1B1 or 1B2).
other metal (1N1 or 1N2).
plastics (1H1 or 1H2).
plywood (1D).
US 1
1. A jet perforating gun, charged, oil well may be transported under the following conditions:
a. Initiation devices carried on the same motor vehicle or offshore supply vessel must be segregated; each kind from every other kind, and from any gun, tool or other supplies, unless approved in accordance with § 173.56. Segregated initiation devices must be carried in a container having individual pockets for each such device or in a fully enclosed steel container lined with a non-sparking material. No more than two segregated initiation devices per gun may be carried on the same motor vehicle.
b. Each shaped charge affixed to the gun may not contain more than 112 g (4 ounces) of explosives.
c. Each shaped charge if not completely enclosed in glass or metal, must be fully protected by a metal cover after installation in the gun.
d. A jet perforating gun classed as 1.1D or 1.4D may be transported by highway by private or contract carriers engaged in oil well operations.
(i) A motor vehicle transporting a gun must have specially built racks or carrying cases designed and constructed so that the gun is securely held in place during transportation and is not subject to damage by contact, one to the other or any other article or material carried in the vehicle; and
(ii) The assembled gun packed on the vehicle may not extend beyond the body of the motor vehicle.
e. A jet perforating gun classed as 1.4D may be transported by a private offshore supply vessel only when the gun is carried in a motor vehicle as specified in paragraph (d) of this packing method or on offshore well tool pallets provided that:
(i) All the conditions specified in paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) of this packing method are met;
(ii) The total explosive contents do not exceed 90.8 kg (200 pounds) per tool pallet;
(iii) Each cargo vessel compartment may contain up to 90.8 kg (200 pounds) of explosive content if the segregation requirements in § 176.83(b) of this subchapter are met; and
(iv) When more than one vehicle or tool pallet is stowed “on deck” a minimum horizontal separation of 3 m (9.8 feet) must be provided.
[Amdt. 173-260, 62 FR 24720, May 6, 1997] Editorial Note:For Federal Register citations affecting § 173.62, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the printed volume and at www.govinfo.gov.