Design, manufacture and use of intermediate bulk containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9
1.1 Organization and content
This standard sets out requirements for designing, manufacturing and marking of Intermediate Bulk Containers
(IBCs) and for selecting and using means of containment for the transportation of dangerous goods of classes 3, 4,
5, 6.1, 8 and 9. This standard consists of two parts and four annexes.
Part I contains the requirements for the design and manufacture of UN Standardized IBCs.
Part II contains the requirements for the selection and use of means of containment for the transportation of
dangerous goods of classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9.
Annex A sets out the minimum requirements for the completion of a UN standardized IBC design type report
submitted to the Director.
Annex B Part 1 contains a list of packing instruction numbers for dangerous goods.
Annex B, Part 2 contains the detailed packing instruction information.
Annex C contains the periodic leak test and inspection registration process.
Annex D contains a table that provides examples of various maximum vapour pressures for liquid dangerous goods.
NOTE Requirements on the packaging, handling, offering for transport and transport of Explosives (Class 1) may be found in
This standard applies to both standardized and non-standardized means of containment as defined in the
1.3 Minimum requirements
This standard sets out certain minimum requirements regarding the design, construction, qualification, selection
and use and testing of means of containment. It is essential to exercise competent technical and engineering
judgment in conjunction with this standard.
It is the responsibility of the IBC manufacturer to ensure that the IBC will safely carry out its intended function within
1.4 Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations prevalence
The TDG Act, 1992 and the TDG Regulations may call for additional requirements regarding the design, construction,
qualification, selection, use, and testing of means of containment. Where there is an inconsistency between the
requirements of this standard and those of the TDG Act or TDG Regulations, the Act or Regulations prevail to the
extent of the inconsistency.
It should be noted that this standard, by itself, does not have the force of law unless it is officially adopted by a
regulatory authority. It is recommended to read the standard in conjunction with the TDG Regulations.
The testing and evaluation of a product against this standard may require the use of materials and/or equipment
that could be hazardous. This document does not purport to address all the safety aspects associated with its use.
Anyone using this standard has the responsibility to consult the appropriate authorities and to establish appropriate
health and safety practices in conjunction with any applicable regulatory requirements prior to its use.
Quantities and dimensions used in this standard are given in metric units.
Dangerous goods are classified in accordance with Part 2 of the TDG Regulations and the appropriate shipping
names and corresponding particulars (UN number, classification, and packing group, as applicable) selected from
Schedule 1 of the TDG Regulations.