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SN/T 0370.1-2009: PDF in English (SNT 0370.1-2009)
SN/T 0370.1-2009
Replacing SN/T 0370-1995, SN 0449.1-1995, SN/T 0805.1-1995
Rules for the inspection of packaging for export
dangerous goods - Part 1. General specifications
ISSUED ON. JULY 07, 2009
Issued by. General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection
and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China
Table of Contents
Foreword ... 3 
1  Scope ... 5 
2  Normative references ... 5 
3  Terms and definitions ... 6 
4  Classification ... 9 
5  Coding and marking ... 11 
6  Requirements ... 15 
Annex A (Normative) Relevant Requirements of Various Common
Packaging-containers’ Code, Class, Maximum Capacity and Net Weight
... 24 
Annex B (Informative) Area Code ... 38 
Annex C (Informative) Mark Examples of New, Repaired and Salvage
Packaging-containers ... 39 
SN/T 0370 "Rules for the inspection of packaging for export dangerous goods" includes
the following three parts.
- Part 1. General specifications;
- Part 2. Performance test;
- Part 3. Use appraisal.
This is Part 1 of the SN/T 0370.
This Part integrates the three standards of SN 0449.1-1995 “Rules for the Inspection of
Packaging for Dangerous Goods Exported by Sea - General Specifications”, SN/T
0370-1995 “Rules for the Inspection of Packaging for Dangerous Goods Exported by Air -
General Specifications and SN/T 0805.1-1999 “Rules for the Inspection of Packaging for
Dangerous Goods Exported by Railway - General Specifications”;, and has made some
modifications to some of the technical contents, so that the technical contents on
packaging for dangerous goods in the standards are in compliance with
“Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods - Model Regulations” (15th
version) issued by United Nations, “Technical Rules for the Safety of Dangerous Goods
Aviation” (2007~2008 version) issued by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO),
“International Maritime Dangerous Goods Transportation Rules” (2008 version) issued by
International Maritime Organization (IMO), and “International Railway Dangerous Goods
Transportation Rules” (2005 version) issued by European Railway Bureau. This Part has
also introduced relevant package requirements on transport of dangerous goods by road
in “European Agreement on the International Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road”
(2009 version) issued by Economic Commission for Europe (ECE).
Annex A of this Part is normative; Annex B and C are informative.
This Part was proposed by and shall be under the jurisdiction of National certification and
Accreditation Administration Committee.
Drafting organizations of this Part. PRC Shandong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine
Bureau, and PRC Tianjin Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau.
Main drafters of this Part. Zhang Shaoyan, Jia Xiaochuan, Huang Honghua, Wan Min, He
Fei, and Feng Zhenzhen.
The historical versions replaced by this Part are as follows.
- SN/T 0370-1995;
- SN 0449.1-1995;
- SN/T 0805.1-1999.
Rules for the Inspection of Packaging for Export
Dangerous Goods - Part 1. General Specifications
1 Scope
This Part of SN/T 0370 specifies the classes, codes, markings and requirements of export
packaging of dangerous goods.
This Part is applicable to export packaging of dangerous goods with holding capacity not
exceeding 450L and net weight not exceeding 400KG.
This Part is not applicable to packaging of gas sprayer, gas container, radioactive material,
and infectious substance with maximum working pressure greater than or equal to
100kPa, inner diameter greater than 0.15m, and volume greater than or equal to 0.025m3.
2 Normative references
The articles contained in the following documents have become part of this Part of SN/T
0370 when they are quoted herein. For the dated documents so quoted, all the
modifications (excluding corrections) or revisions made thereafter shall not be applicable
to this Part. For the undated documents so quoted, the latest editions shall be applicable
to this Part.
GB/T 1540 Paper and board - Determination of water absorption - Cobb method
GB/T 22410 Packaging - Transport packaging for dangerous goods - Plastics
compatibility testing
SN/T 0370.2 Rules for the inspection of packaging for export dangerous goods - Part
2. Performance test
SN/T 0370.3 Rules for the inspection of packaging for export dangerous goods -
Part3. Use appraisal
Recommendations on Transportation of Dangerous Goods - Model Regulations
(United Nation, Edition 15)
storage, transport, and unloading.
3.15 Over pack
In order to be convenient for loading, unloading and storage during transportation, one or
more packages are packed together to form a packing of a single unit.
3.16 Salvage packaging
It is a kind of special packaging-container used for recycling or handling dangerous goods
package with damage, defect, and leakage or not in compliance with provisions, or
overflowed or leaked dangerous goods.
3.17 Closure
It is a kind of device used for sealing the opening of receptacle.
3.18 Sift proof packaging
It is a kind of packaging-container to prevent dry substances from outward leakage,
including fine solids caused in transportation.
3.19 Securely closed
It is a kind of sealing which can prevent dry substances from leaking in normal handling. It
is the minimum requirement to any sealing.
3.20 Water-tight
It is also called effective sealing, which refers to liquid-tight sealing.
3.21 Hermetically sealed
It refers to steam-tight sealing.
3.22 UN number
It refers to 4 Arabic numbers worked out by Committee of Experts on the Transport of
Dangerous Goods in the United Nations, so as to identify a substance or a kind of
particular substance.
3.23 Recycled plastics
It refers to the plastic materials that are recycled from used industrial containers and
b) Division 2.2. non-flammable and non-toxic gases;
c) Division 2.3. toxic gases.
4.1.4 Class 3. flammable liquid
4.1.5 Class 4. flammable solid. substances prone to spontaneous combustion;
substances emitting flammable gases when encountering water;
a) Division 4.1. flammable solid, self-reactive substances and solid insensitive
b) Division 4.2. substances prone to spontaneous combustion;
c) Division 4.3. substances emitting flammable gases when encountering water.
4.1.6 Class 5. oxidizing substances and organic peroxides
a) Division 5.1. oxidizing substances;
b) Division 5.2. organic peroxides.
4.1.7 Class 6. toxic and infectious substances
a) Division 6.1. toxic substances;
b) Division 6.2. infectious substances.
4.1.8 Class 7. infectious substances
4.1.9 Class 8. corrosive substances
4.1.10 Class 9. Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles
4.2 Package class of dangerous goods
It refers to various kinds of other goods, except for self-reactive substances in Division 5.2
of Class 1, Class 2, Class 7, Class 5, Division 6.2 of Class 6, and Division 4.1 of Class 4.
According to their dangerous degrees, it is divided into three package classes.
a) Class I package - substances showing high danger;
b) Class II package - substances showing medium danger;
c) Class III package - substances showing mild danger.
5 Coding and marking
5.1 Coding of container type
5.1.1 The coding includes.
a) An Arabic number, indicating container type, such as drum, jerrican etc.
b) A capital Latin alphabet, indicating properties of materials, such as steel, wood etc.
c) An Arabic number, indicating the category of container within its type.
5.1.2 If it is a kind of composite packaging, then two capital Latin alphabets are written in
the 2nd position of the code successively. The 1st letter refers to material of inner
receptacle, and the 2nd letter refers to material of outer packaging-container.
5.1.3 If it is a kind of combination packaging, then only code of outer packaging-container
is used.
5.1.4 At the end of packaging-container code, the letter “T”, “V” or “W” can be added. The
letter “T” indicates compliance with the salvage packaging-container required in the
“Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods - Model Regulations”
(hereafter referred to as Model Regulations); the letter “V” indicates compliance with the
special packaging-container required in the Model Regulations; the letter “W” indicates
that although packaging-container type and coding type are the same, its manufacturing
specification is different from the specification in the Annex A, however, they are deemed
as equivalent according to the Model Regulations.
5.1.5 For packaging-container for air shipping, the capital Latin alphabets “IP” refer to
inner package; following that, the Arabic number indicates type of the inner package.
5.1.6 The following numbers refer to packaging-container types.
1 - Drum;
2 - Not available at the moment;
3 – Jerrican;
4 – Box;
5 – Bag;
a) UN...
(Above excerpt was released on 2015-06-28, modified on 2021-06-07, translated/reviewed by: Wayne Zheng et al.)
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