US DOT: Excepted Packages

Excepted Packages (see table 3), defined as:

• Materials (limited quantity)
• Instruments and articles (item limits)
• Instruments and articles (package limits)
• Instruments and manufactured articles are clocks, electronic tubes, or apparatus having radioactive material as a component part.

General Requirements for Packaging

• Easily and safely handled and transported
• Strong lifting attachments when necessary
• Free from protruding features
• Surface will not retain water
• Withstand effects of acceleration and vibration
• Physically and chemically compatible components
• Temperature range from -40º C. to +55º C.


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