|Topic:||Fiber Drum Packaging for Transporting Liquid Hazardous Materials|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
The National Research Council
Transportation Research Board
Committee on Fiber Drum Packaging for Transporting Hazardous Materials
Monday, March 3, 1997 - 2:00 p.m.
Fiber Drum Packaging for Transporting Liquid Hazardous Materials
In response to a request from Congress in PL 104-88, the National Research Council convened a committee to conduct a study of fiber drum packaging. Fiber drums -- cylindrical shipping containers made of heavy paper or fiberboard -- have been used for more than 25 years to ship a variety of liquids, including cleaning solvents, adhesives, and textile treating compounds classified as hazardous materials. However, the continued use of fiber drums for such commodities has been brought into question by a new federal packaging standard. This report examines experience with such containers for trucking hazardous liquids, assesses an alternative packaging standard proposed by the fiber drum industry, and makes recommendations regarding the continued use of these drums and future development of packaging standards.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on March 3, 1997.
A summary is available online by clicking on the following URL:http://www4.nas.edu/ocga/reso.nsf/eb97a952289990518525677c006df2e6/33a2d94d434bf8fd85256870007eb856?OpenDocument