By Little Pro on 2016-01-07 Views: Update:2017-01-18
Selected dangerous goods packed in small quantities (limited quantity) or very small volumes (excepted quantity) pose a lesser risk in transport than do the same goods packed in larger volumes. Thus they qualify for some relief from robust packaging requirements provided that they are packed and marked properly. This could save considerable packaging costs.
The limited quantity is the maximum quantity per inner packaging or article for transporting dangerous goods as limited quantities. It can be found in the column 7a of Dangerous Goods List. In the example below, the limited quantity for antimony compounds is 5kg per inner packaging.
The excepted quantity is the maximum quantity per inner and outer packaging for transporting dangerous goods as excepted quantities. The quantity limit can be found in the column 7b of the Dangerous Goods List. 7b does not directly list the max quantity per inner and outer packaging. Instead, 7b gives various E codes (E0~E5). By refering to the table below, you can find out allowed excepted quantity.
Even for dangerous goods transported in limited quantities or excepted quantities, there are some packaging and labelling requirements you need to follow:
Note: Some national regulations do not contain limited quantity and excepted quantity provisions.