Packaging - Transport packaging for dangerous goods - Plastics compatibility testing for packaging and IBCs (ISO 13274:2013)

This International Standard specifies the requirements and test methods for compatibility testing of plastics packagings/Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) and composite packagings/IBCs with plastics inners containing liquids. The testing involves storage with the liquid to be transported. For polyethylene-based packaging, testing with a standard liquid as defined in The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road may be undertaken. Annex B describes small-scale laboratory tests that may be used to determine the assimilation of those products to be carried with the standard liquids. Where there is any contradiction between this International Standard and any applicable regulation, the regulation always takes precendence.

Verpackung - Verpackungen zur Beförderung gefährlicher Güter - Verträglichkeitsprüfung für Kunststoffverpackungen und IBCs (ISO 13274:2013)

Diese Norm legt die Anforderungen an und die Verfahren für die Verträglichkeitsprüfung von auf Polyethylenbasis
hergestellten Verpackungen/Großpackmitteln (IBC) aus Kunststoff sowie
Kombinationsverpackungen/-IBC mit Kunststoffinnenverpackungen fest, die für flüssige Füllgüter vorgesehen
sind. Die Prüfung schließt die Lagerung mit dem Füllgut oder mit einer Standardflüssigkeit, wie sie in
Anhang A definiert wird, ein. Anhang B beschreibt Prüfungen im Labormaßstab, die für die Bestimmung der
Assimilierung der zu befördernden Produkte mit den Standardflüssigkeiten verwendet werden können.
ANMERKUNG Diese Norm sollte in Verbindung mit einer oder mehreren der internationalen Vorschriften, die in den
Literaturhinweisen genannt sind, angewandt werden.

Emballages - Emballages de transport pour marchandises dangereuses - Essais de compatibilité des matières plastiques pour emballages et GRVs (ISO 13274:2013)

L'ISO 13274:2013 spécifie les exigences et les méthodes d'essai pour vérifier la compatibilité des emballages/grands récipients pour vrac (GRV) en plastique et des emballages/GRV composites dont les récipients intérieurs en plastique contiennent des liquides. L'essai implique le stockage avec le liquide à transporter. Pour les emballages à base de polyéthylène, des essais avec un liquide standard tels que définis dans l'Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises dangereuses par route (ADR) peuvent être entrepris. L'Annexe B décrit des essais en laboratoire sur éprouvettes qui peuvent être utilisés pour déterminer l'assimilation de ces produits aux liquides standards.

Embalaža - Transportna embalaža za nevarno blago - Preskušanje združljivosti plastike za embalažo in IBC (ISO 13274:2013)

Ta mednarodni standard določa zahteve in preskusne metode za primerjalno preskušanje plastične embalaže/vmesnih vsebnikov (IBC) in sestavljene embalaže/IBC s plastično notranjostjo, ki vsebuje tekočine. Preskušanje zajema shranjevanje s tekočino, ki se prevaža. Pri embalaži na osnovi polietilena se lahko izvaja preskušanje s standardno tekočino, kot je opredeljeno v Evropskem sporazumu o mednarodnem cestnem prevozu nevarnega blaga. Dodatek B opisuje manjše laboratorijske preskuse, ki se lahko uporabljajo za določanje asimilacije teh izdelkov z uporabo standardnih tekočin. Kadar prihaja do nasprotij med tem mednarodnim standardom in veljavnimi predpisi, imajo vedno prednost predpisi.

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Publication Date
01-Dec-2013
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
07-Nov-2013
Due Date
12-Jan-2014
Completion Date
02-Dec-2013

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SIST EN ISO 16101:2005
SIST EN ISO 23667:2008
Embalaža - Transportna embalaža za nevarno blago - Preskušanje združljivosti
plastike za embalažo in IBC (ISO 13274:2013)

Packaging - Transport packaging for dangerous goods - Plastics compatibility testing for

packaging and IBCs (ISO 13274:2013)
Verpackung - Verpackungen zur Beförderung gefährlicher Güter -
Verträglichkeitsprüfung für Kunststoffverpackungen und IBCs (ISO 13274:2013)
Emballages - Emballages de transport pour marchandises dangereuses - Essais de
compatibilité des matières plastiques pour emballages et GRVs (ISO 13274:2013)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN ISO 13274:2013
ICS:
13.300 Varstvo pred nevarnimi Protection against dangerous
izdelki goods
55.180.99 Drugi standardi v zvezi z Other standards related to
distribucijo blaga s prevozom freight distribution of goods
SIST EN ISO 13274:2014 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN ISO 13274:2014
EUROPEAN STANDARD
EN ISO 13274
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
August 2013
ICS 13.300; 55.020 Supersedes EN ISO 16101:2004, EN ISO 23667:2007
English Version
Packaging - Transport packaging for dangerous goods - Plastics
compatibility testing for packaging and IBCs (ISO 13274:2013)

Emballages - Emballages de transport pour marchandises Verpackung - Transportverpackung für gefährliche Güter -

dangereuses - Essais de compatibilité des matières Verträglichkeitsprüfung für Kunststoffverpackungen und

plastiques pour emballages et GRVs (ISO 13274:2013) IBCs (ISO 13274:2013)
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 26 July 2013.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European

Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national

standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translation

under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has the same

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Kingdom.
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Contents Page

Foreword ..............................................................................................................................................................3

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Foreword

This document (EN ISO 13274:2013) has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 122 "Packaging" in

collaboration with Technical Committee CEN/TC 261 “Packaging” the secretariat of which is held by AFNOR.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical

text or by endorsement, at the latest by February 2014, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn

at the latest by February 2014.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent

rights. CEN [and/or CENELEC] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document supersedes EN ISO 16101:2004, EN ISO 23667:2007.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the following

countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech

Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece,

Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal,

Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Endorsement notice

The text of ISO 13274:2013 has been approved by CEN as EN ISO 13274:2013 without any modification.

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INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 13274
First edition
2013-08-15
Packaging — Transport packaging
for dangerous goods — Plastics
compatibility testing for packaging
and IBCs
Emballages — Emballages de transport pour marchandises
dangereuses — Essais de compatibilité des matières plastiques pour
emballages et GRVs
Reference number
ISO 13274:2013(E)
ISO 2013
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Contents Page

Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................iv

Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4 Test requirements ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.2 Conditioning .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 2

4.3 Post-conditioning inspection ...................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.4 Drop test ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.5 Stacking test .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 3

4.6 Hydraulic pressure test .................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.7 Leakproofness test ............................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.8 Bottom lift test ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.9 Top lift test .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3

4.10 Vibration test ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 3

4.11 Permeability testing ........................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.12 Equivalent testing ................................................................................................................................................................................. 3

5 Selection and preparation of packagings/IBCs .................................................................................................................... 4

6 Additional information to be provided for assimilation ............................................................................................ 4

7 Facilities for testing ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

8 Conditioning procedures ............................................................................................................................................................................. 4

8.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

8.2 Ambient conditioning ....................................................................................................................................................................... 5

8.3 Accelerated conditioning ............................................................................................................................................................... 5

8.4 Procedure following the conditioning period .............................................................................................................. 5

8.5 Reuse of standard liquids .............................................................................................................................................................. 6

9 Test report ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6

Annex A (informative) Applicability of standard liquids to polyethylene types .....................................................7

Annex B (normative) Small-scale laboratory tests to assess packaged substances against

standard liquids .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................27

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Foreword

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards

bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out

through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical

committee has been established has the right to be represented on that committee. International

organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO, also take part in the work.

ISO collaborates closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on all matters of

electrotechnical standardization.

International Standards are drafted in accordance with the rules given in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.

The main task of technical committees is to prepare International Standards. Draft International

Standards adopted by the technical committees are circulated to the member bodies for voting.

Publication as an International Standard requires approval by at least 75 % of the member bodies

casting a vote.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. ISO shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

ISO 13274 was prepared by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) Technical Committee

CEN/TC 261, Packaging, in collaboration with Technical Committee ISO/TC 122, Packaging, Subcommittee

SC 3, Performance requirements and tests for means of packaging, packages and unit loads, in accordance

with the Agreement on technical cooperation between ISO and CEN (Vienna Agreement).

1) 2)

This first edition of ISO 13274 cancels and replaces ISO 16101:2004 and ISO 23667:2007 , which have

been technically revised.

1) ISO 16101:2004, Packaging — Transport packaging for dangerous goods — Plastics compatibility testing.

2) ISO 23667:2007, Packaging — Transport packaging for dangerous goods — Rigid plastics and plastics composite

IBCs — Compatibility testing.
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Introduction

This International Standard was developed to provide requirements and test procedures to meet the

compatibility provisions for plastics packagings and Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) to contain

liquids as set out in:

— The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR)

[1]
(covering most of Europe) and

— Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID) (covering most

[2]
of Europe, parts of North Africa and the Middle East) .

This procedure is an alternative option to that set out in the UN Recommendations on the Transport of

Dangerous Goods.

Plastics packaging/IBC material can be attacked by the chemical contents of the package. Such effects

are caused by different mechanisms such as environmental stress cracking (ESC) chemical degradation

and/or swelling.

The UN Recommendations and the associated modal regulations require that all packagings/IBCs be

assessed for compatibility with the substances which they are to contain. The UN text makes special

reference to plastics packagings/IBCs for liquids. The procedure therein contains details of testing for

six months at ambient temperature with the liquid to be carried. RID/ADR permits as an alternative the

use of standard liquids to which this International Standard refers.

The UN Recommendations are given legal entity not only to ADR and RID but also to:

— The International Civil Aviation Organisations Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of

[3]
Dangerous Goods by Air (ICAO Tis) (worldwide) and
[4]
— The International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) (worldwide) .

The application of this International Standard will need to take account of the requirements of these

international agreements and the relevant national regulations for domestic transport of dangerous

goods as required by Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and council, as modified by

[5]
Commission Directive 2012/45/EU of 3 December 2012 .

Although not stipulated in the UN Recommendations or the model regulations, these tests may be

applied, where deemed appropriate, to polyethylene inner packaging of combination packaging.

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INTERNATIONAL STANDARD ISO 13274:2013(E)
Packaging — Transport packaging for dangerous goods —
Plastics compatibility testing for packaging and IBCs

WARNING — The use of this International Standard could involve hazardous materials and

equipment. This International Standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems

associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this International Standard to

establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory

limitations prior to use.
1 Scope

This International Standard specifies the requirements and test methods for compatibility testing

of plastics packagings/Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) and composite packagings/IBCs with

plastics inners containing liquids. The testing involves storage with the liquid to be transported. For

polyethylene-based packaging, testing with a standard liquid as defined in The European Agreement

concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road may be undertaken. Annex B describes

small-scale laboratory tests that may be used to determine the assimilation of those products to be

carried with the standard liquids.

Where there is any contradiction between this International Standard and any applicable regulation,

the regulation always takes precendence.
2 Normative references

The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are

indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated

references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO 291, Plastics — Standard atmospheres for conditioning and testing

ISO 527-2, Plastics — Determination of tensile properties — Part 2: Test conditions for moulding and

extrusion plastics

ISO 1133-1, Plastics — Determination of the melt mass-flow rate (MFR) and melt volume-flow rate (MVR) of

thermoplastics — Part 1: Standard method

ISO 1183-1, Plastics — Methods for determining the density of non-cellular plastics — Part 1: Immersion

method, liquid pyknometer method and titration method

ISO 1628-3, Plastics — Determination of the viscosity of polymers in dilute solution using capillary

viscometers — Part 3: Polyethylenes and polypropylenes

ISO 1872-2:2007, Plastics — Polyethylene (PE) moulding and extrusion materials — Part 2: Preparation of

test specimens and determination of properties
ISO 2818, Plastics — Preparation of test specimens by machining

ISO 11403-3, Plastics — Acquisition and presentation of comparable multipoint data — Part 3: Environmental

influences on properties

ISO 11542-2:1998, Plastics — Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (PE-UHMW) moulding and

extrusion materials — Part 2: Preparation of test specimens and determination of properties

ISO 16495:2013, Packaging — Transport packaging for dangerous goods — Test methods

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ISO 16770, Plastics — Determination of environmental stress cracking (ESC) of polyethylene — Full-notch

creep test (FNCT)

UNITED NATIONS. The United Nations Recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods — Model

Regulations. ST/SG/A.C. 10/1/Rev.17: United Nations
3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in the UN Recommendations, ST/SG/

A.C.10/1Rev17 and the following apply .
3.1
plastics packaging

drum and jerrican made from plastics material and composite packaging with inner plastics receptacles

3.2
plastics IBC

rigid plastics intermediate bulk container and composite intermediate bulk container with inner

plastics receptacle
3.3
packaged substance
dangerous liquid to be transported in the packaging/IBC

Note 1 to entry: Packagings/IBCs used for solid packaged substances, which can become liquid at temperatures

encountered during transport, also meet the requirements of packagings/IBCs for liquids.

3.4
standard liquid

defined liquid that is representative in its effect of a specific kind of interaction between a packaged

substance and the plastics packagings/IBCs
4 Test requirements
4.1 General

Plastics packagings/IBCs selected in accordance with Clause 5 shall be conditioned with the packaged

substance or a standard liquid, to which the packaged substance is assimilated.
[1] [2]
NOTE Standard liquids and their assimilations can be found in ADR and RID .

For packaged substances which are not assimilated to a standard liquid, small scale laboratory tests

(see Annex B) may be used to compare their impacts to those of standard liquids.

The packaged substance shall be less aggressive than the standard liquid to which it will be assimilated.

In the event the effect is more aggressive than that of the standard liquids, the six month procedure shall

be followed as given in 8.2, or alternatively, and with the exception of nitric acid > 55 %, the accelerated

procedure, in accordance with 8.3.Where the six-month procedure is carried out the specifications of

the packaged substance are recorded.

When the standard liquid is water, proof of chemical compatibility is not required.

4.2 Conditioning
Plastics packagings/IBCs shall be conditioned in accordance with Clause 8.
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4.3 Post-conditioning inspection

At the end of the conditioning period the packagings/IBCs shall be inspected for leakage. Where no

leakage is apparent testing in accordance with 8.4 shall be performed.
4.4 Drop test
The drop test shall be performed in accordance with Annex F of ISO 16495:2013.
4.5 Stacking test

The stacking test shall be performed in accordance with Annex I of ISO 16495:2013.

4.6 Hydraulic pressure test

The hydraulic pressure test shall be performed in accordance with Annex H of ISO 16495:2013.

4.7 Leakproofness test

The leakproofness text shall be performed in accordance with Annex G of ISO 16495:2013.

4.8 Bottom lift test

The bottom lift test shall be performed in accordance with Annex K of ISO 16495:2013.

4.9 Top lift test

The top lift test shall be performed in accordance with Annex L of ISO 16495:2013.

4.10 Vibration test

The vibration test shall be performed in accordance with Annex Q of ISO 16495:2013.

4.11 Permeability testing

With the exception of composite packagings having a plastics receptacle with outer steel drum, plastics

packaging shall be tested for permeability. A suitable test method can be found in ADR and RID. This

test is only required when the packagings described above are intended to transport benzene, toluene,

xylene or mixtures and preparations containing these substances.

NOTE Some substances can lead to permeation of the product through the (plastics) wall of the packaging. In

some cases these substances give such a high degree of swelling that the required performance of the packaging

is not met. In other cases the performance criteria are met, but the high degree of permeation could lead, besides

the loss of product, to a dangerous situation because of vapours with dangerous explosive or toxic concentrations.

Barrier materials or surface modifications can be used to decrease the amount of permeation and thus the risk of

a dangerous situation.
4.12 Equivalent testing

The test methods described in this International Standard shall be considered to be the reference

test methods.

Alternative methods may be used to demonstrate compliance with relevant regulations provided that:

— their equivalency to the reference method can be demonstrated;
— their use is recorded in the test report;
— prior approval is obtained from the competent authority.
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5 Selection and preparation of packagings/IBCs

Packagings and IBC’s shall be selected and prepared for testing as specified in ISO 16495:2013, Clause 5

Concerning closure applications all tests for a particular liquid shall be carried out at the same torque.

NOTE 1 The closure torque can vary for different seals.

NOTE 2 If application of the specified closure torque affects the subsequent performance of the seal during the

packaging testing then the specified closure torque can be applied after the conditioning period.

NOTE 3 When mechanical tests have been successfully performed, the stacking test can be waived for standard

liquids on composite packagings with plastic inner receptacles and non-plastics outer packaging.

NOTE 4 When mechanical tests, in accordance with ISO 16495:2013 have been successfully carried out, it is

not necessary to carry out bottom lift test, top lift test and vibration test, for all IBC types. The stacking is also not

necessary for composite IBCs having a non-plastics outer structure that supports the stacking load.

6 Additional information to be provided for assimilation

The packagings/IBCs user (with the assistance, where appropriate, of the packagings/IBCs manufacturer

and the test laboratory) shall identify the packaged substance. The assimilation process shall consist of

identifying the plastics material concerned and its possible interactions, such as swelling, environmental

stress cracking (ESC) and molecular degradation.

The specification forms for plastics packagings/IBCs should identify the material by polymer type and grade.

NOTE Where tests are carried out using the packaged substance, the test report can be applicable for other

substances having equivalent or lesser chemical effects.
7 Facilities for testing
See ISO 16495:2013, Clause 7
8 Conditioning procedures
8.1 General

After filling, the packagings shall be inverted for 24 h or 5 min if fitted with a vented closure and then

restored to the normal standing position. At the end of the conditioning period as defined in 8.2 and 8.3,

this inversion process shall be repeated.
The inversion process is not applicable for IBCs.
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As an alternative to complete inversion the packaging may be laid on its side such that all closures are

below the level of the substance being tested in accordance with Figure 1.
Acceptable Unacceptable
Key
1 liquid level
2 closure
Figure 1 — Explanatory diagram of alternative inversion method
8.2 Ambient conditioning
This test shall be carried out at ambient temperature for a period of 6 months.

For the purposes of this International Standard, ambient temperature, which shall be monitored and

recorded, is considered to be not less than 15 °C.

NOTE The competent authority might, however, allow an extended period of test for temperatures below 15 °C.

8.3 Accelerated conditioning

The packagings/IBCs for test shall be conditioned for 21 days at a minimum temperature of 40 °C with

each standard liquid, or a packaged substance, as relevant.
8.4 Procedure following the conditioning period

Following the conditioning period, all packagings/IBCs, except those intended to withstand the stacking

test, shall be emptied, rinsed, inspected for damage and prepared for test in accordance with the test

procedures for plastics packagings/IBCs for liquids specified in ISO 16495:2013. Testing shall commence

within 21 days of the end of the conditioning period. If emptied the packagings/IBCs shall be kept closed

until testing commences.
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Packagings/IBCs which have been conditioned with standard liquid, N-butyl acetate, shall be emptied

and refilled with a mixture of 1 %–10 % aqueous wetting agent solution and 2 % of N-butyl acetate for

the stacking test.

NOTE 1 Where the closure elements (for example heat or induction seals) would have to be destroyed to

empty the packaging after conditioning; the packaging is to be emptied through an additional opening drilled

into the package. Such an opening is to be made so that the results of the other tests (drop, hydraulic pressure and

leakproofness tests) are not affected.
NOTE 2 For s
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