What are Dangerous Goods and Package Testing?
STERIS and the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) have partnered to provide a UN certification service for packaging of dangerous goods and hazardous materials.
STERIS technicians are proficient in interpreting UN regulations on package testing for dangerous goods. We will consult and advise with our Customers on how to test and certify the packaging.
The following tests can be part of a dangerous goods test program:
- Climatic conditioning
- Impact and drop testing
- Compression testing
- Vibration testing
- Altitude testing
|Metals||Metal||Metal / Wood||Plastics||Plastics receptacle|
|4: 1-3||Flammable solids, substances liable to spontaneous combustion; substances which, on contact with water, emit flammable gases|
|5: 1||Oxidizing substances and organic peroxides|
|6: 1||Toxic substances|
|9||Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles|
|Group I (X)||Substances presenting high danger|
|Group II (Y)||Substances presenting medium danger|
|Group III (Z)||Substances presenting low danger|
- UN Recommendations on the transportation of dangerous goods – Model Regulations (Orange Book)
- ISO 16495:2013 Packaging – Transport packaging for dangerous goods – Test methods