COMMODITY: Small arms primers.
MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: International Vessel
|PROPER SHIPPING NAME:||Primers, cap type||LABEL:||None|
|HAZARD CLASS/DIVISION:||1.4S||EMERG. INFO:||Required|
DANGEROUS GOODS LIST
Primers, cap type are required to have an explosives approval by both the US DOT and the IMDG.
Citation: IMDG 188.8.131.52; 49 CFR 173.56
Package the primers as follows:
- Ammunition must be packed according to Packing Instruction 133.
- The maximum gross weight is limited to 400 kg (882 pounds) per package, which is found in the standards for each type of package in IMDG 6.1.4.
- A specification package is required with a mark, e.g.:
Citation: IMDG 4.1.4, 6.1.4
SHIPPING PAPER REQUIREMENTS
1) Shipping description together and in order with no other information interspersed:
“UN 0044, Primers, cap type, 1.4S”. There is no packing group.
2) The total quantity in kilograms (kg) in terms of net explosives mass, i.e. the weight of the powder and primer mix (primer mix may be negligible compared to powder) in the ammunition. The degree of decimals or rounding is not specified, the recommendation is to use whole units, e.g. 5 lbs.
3) The number and kind of packages, before or after the shipping description, e.g. “10 boxes” or “10 drums”. Commonly understood abbreviations may be used, e.g. “bx” or “drm”. Use of a packaging code such as “4G” is not compliant but is optional as an addition; not recommended.
|UN0044, PRIMERS, CAP TYPE, 1.4S||X,XXX KG (net explosives mass)|
Citation: IMDG 184.108.40.206.1, 220.127.116.11.2, 18.104.22.168.1
Packages containing small arms ammunition must display the following markings on one side as follows:
- “UN 0044” ½” tall, or ¼” tall for 30 kg max, or an appropriate size for 5 kg max
- “PRIMERS, CAP TYPE”
- Specification package marking, ½” tall, or ¼” tall for 30 kg max, or an appropriate size for 5 kg max
- The package must bear a 1.4S label UNLESS “1.4S” is marked. The “1.4S” mark is the industry norm, labels are not used.
Neither the consignor’s or the consignee’s name and address are required.
Citation: IMDG 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199
An overpack is:
- a pallet
- a spec packaging within a non-spec packaging, normally used for consolidation
The “Overpack” marking is required if at least one representative marking is not visible of the UN number, proper shipping name and the specification packaging marking for every hazardous material in the overpack. If any of these are not visible at least once in the overpack, all markings and labels should be reproduced on one side of the over, in addition to the “OVERPACK” mark.
The word “OVERPACK” may be a sticker, stenciled, or on a printed sheet of paper. It must be at least 0.5” tall as of 12/31/2016. It does not have to have a surrounding border.
Citation: IMDG 188.8.131.52