(DGR 5.2.0.8 (a), (b) and (c) refer to the protection of the valve on the cylinders, and (e) states that the cylinder must be placed in an outer package of a quality that had passed a PG I drop test. Does this mean an overpack?)

Q.
DGR 5.2.0.8 (a), (b) and (c) refer to the protection of the cylinder valve, and (e) states that the cylinder itself must be packed in an outer package capable to withstand a PG I drop test. Do we understand this requirement as an overpack?  (31 Mar 13)

A.
DGR 5.2.0.8 (a), (b) and (c) refer to the requirements of protecting the cylinder valve and (e) states that the cylinder itself must be packed into an outer packaging capable of withstanding a PG I drop test. Provided the cylinder is a UN certified cylinder or a cylinder that has been certified by the state in accordance with local regulation, the required handling is an overpack.
PI 200 also states that cylinders of less than 1L capacity must also be overpacked.

The declaration must show:

1 CYLINDER X 5.3kg
OVERPACK USED

Which is the correct way to enter.
The above applies to when the cylinder is a UN certified cylinder (DGR Table 6.4.A) or the cylinder carries a local government certification (DGR 6.4.3).


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