Presentation on theme: "Update on Changes in IMDG Code and ADR/RID Dangerous Goods Regulations"— Presentation transcript:
1 Update on Changes in IMDG Code and ADR/RID Dangerous Goods Regulations Marco OttavianiDangerous Goods Safety Adviser Expert in Regulatory, Environmental, Safety and Transport IssuesVicenza Area, Italy
2 Changes Common to All Transport Modes Marco OttavianiDangerous Goods Safety AdviserChanges Common to All Transport ModesBatteries are articlesNo packing group assignedSpecific packaging performance level (e.g., PG II) is identified in applicable packing instructionApplies to UN, IMDG Code, IATA, ICAOADR 2015
3 ADR 2013 vs 2015 Marco Ottaviani Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser Blue = amendedRed = new
4 Use of Large Packaging for Lithium batteries Marco OttavianiDangerous Goods Safety AdviserADR 2015Use of Large Packaging for Lithium batteriesLP 903 (new batteries)LP 904 (D&D batteries)(Lack of LP for batteries for recycling or disposal)"Large packaging" means a packaging consisting of an outer packaging which contains articles or inner packagings and whichIs designed for mechanical handlingExceeds 400 kg net mass or 450 litres capacity but has a volume of not more than 3 m3
5 Special Provision 636b (as amended) Marco OttavianiDangerous Goods Safety AdviserADR 2015Special Provision 636b (as amended)I. Up to the intermediate processing facility, lithium cells and batteries collected and transported for disposal or recycling:with a gross mass of not more than 500 g eachsmall excepted (SP 188)whether or not contained in equipmenttogether with or without other non-lithium cells or batteries,Are not subject to the other provisions of ADR includingSpecial Provision 376 (D&D batteries) andparagraph (general requirements of lithium batteries)If they meet the following conditions:Comply with packing instruction P909 (except short-circuit protection);A quality assurance system to ensure that the total amount of lithium cells or batteries per transport unit does not exceed 333 kg;Packages are marked “LITHIUM BATTERIES FOR DISPOSAL” or “LITHIUM BATTERIES FOR RECYCLING” as appropriate.”
6 Damaged or Defective Lithium Batteries Marco OttavianiDangerous Goods Safety AdviserADR 2015Damaged or Defective Lithium BatteriesADR 2013Special Provision Packaging conditions and authorization from National Competent AuthorityMultilateral Agreement 259 (in countries which signed it) - Voluntary application in advance of SP PI 908 or LP 904ADR 2015Special Provision PI 908 or LP 904Authorization of Competent Authority required for batteries in high risk conditions only
7 IMDG Code 2015 Large Packaging for lithium batteries LP 904 Marco OttavianiDangerous Goods Safety AdviserIMDG Code 2015Large Packaging for lithium batteriesLP 904New Special Provision and Packing Instruction for lithium batteries “transported for disposal or recycling”SP 377 and P909: Always shipped as Class 9 dangerous goods!May also use P903 or SP 188New Special Provision and Packing Instructions for damaged or defective lithium batteriesSP 376 and P908 or LP 904: Always shipped as Class 9 dangerous goods!
8 Marco OttavianiDangerous Goods Safety AdviserIMDG Code 2015New Special Provision 377 for lithium batteries “transported for disposal or recycling”Lithium ion and lithium metal cells and batteries and equipment containing such cells and batteries transported for disposal or recycling, either packed together with or packed without non-lithium batteries, may be packaged in accordance with packing instruction P909 …..
9 Special Provision 376 – Damaged or Defective Lithium Batteries Marco OttavianiDangerous Goods Safety AdviserIMDG Code 2015Special Provision 376 – Damaged or Defective Lithium Batteries
10 Damaged or Defective Lithium ion Batteries? Marco OttavianiDangerous Goods Safety AdviserDamaged or Defective Lithium ion Batteries?10