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Arrive safely dangarous goods by air
How to properly package dangerous goods so that they arrive safely and do not harm the environment?
Firstly, it should be noted that there is a special classification of dangerous goods substances and items in the legislation. Its application helps with the identification of this or that load, and thus the selection of the correct packaging and mode of transport.
Conditions required for the transport of goods
Cargo is delivered by air freight in accordance with specific air freight standards.
Cargo is carried in, out or in transit in accordance with the laws and regulations of the country from which it originates and the country in which it is to arrive;
The dimensions of the cargo must not interfere with unloading/loading. It is important that there is enough space for cargo to fit freely in the luggage compartment of the aircraft;
Cargo must not cause any inconvenience to the aircraft and to the people on board;
Cargo must be properly documented.
Air carriers successfully transport even specific types of cargo, including "dangerous goods". Many might think that the hazards are some kind of explosive, toxic material. But, for airfreight, dangerous goods are also quite peaceful items, e.g. batteries, aerosols, paint.
The aviation regulations have a classification of dangerous goods:
Dangerous goods include goods that can easily catch fire, radioactive, toxic, explosive, infectious, weapons and ammunition. The weapons category includes goods that are forbidden to be transported. It is possible to ship other dangerous substances if necessary, but it is essential that there is labeling, certified packaging and additional documentation.
Classification of dangerous goods
First of all, it should be noted that there is a special classification of dangerous substances and items in legislation. Its application helps to identify this or that cargo and, accordingly, to choose the right packaging and mode of transport.
Class 1: Explosives (explosives, ammunition, grenades, detonators).
Class 2: Gases (primarily flammable or toxic)
Class 3: Flammable liquids (petrol, thinners).
Class 4: Flammable solids (metal powders, matches)
Class 5: Oxidizing substances and organic impurities (fertilizers, bleach)
Class 6: Poisons and infectious substances
Class 7: Radioactive materials
Class 8: Corrosive and corrosive substances (battery acid electrolytes)
Class 9: Other dangerous substances and articles.
When packaging dangerous goods for air transport Cargo must be carefully packaged individually, the packaging method must consider the efficient use of space in the aircraft cabin considering the characteristics of the cargo, and in general the packaging must protect the cargo from three groups of external influences: Mechanical (Climatic); Biological criteria (e.g. weather); Physical (e.g. weather); Physical (e.g. air pollution). In total there are three packing groups (1, 2, 3) for the transport of high, medium and low risk dangerous goods respectively. The means of transport of dangerous goods are individual and combined packaging.
Individual packaging are individual containers for one unit of cargo, and gaskets are placed inside them to prevent breakage and leakage of the cargo during delivery. Combination packaging are packaging units in which individual packaging are grouped into some packaging. For additional safety and space optimisation on board, dangerous goods can be placed in additional outer packaging.
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