Packaging Specification and Stores Catalog
AND USE INSTRUCTIONS
The following information
is furnished for the use and format of the ORNL Stores
catalog and ORNL UN Packaging Specifications for hazardous
The catalog descriptions and packaging specifications
are now standardized into one format and the packaging
specifications are written in terminology for both
the independent seller and user, with limited knowledge
of the UN requirements, as well as the established
The complete ORNL UN Packaging Specification is composed
of two parts: (1) the Material Control/Plant Stores
catalog description and (2) the ORNL detailed packaging
specification as referenced in the catalog description.
Stores Catalog Descriptions:
The Plant Stores catalog descriptions, listed in the
ORNL Stores SAP Catalog Database, lists the specific
UN markings, sizes, capacities, etc., to portray
a general description of the package. The catalog
description is the database used by Material Control
in all Plant Stores functions, such as indicating
electronically to Procurement the need to reorder a specific package.
The catalog description also references a specific ORNL
UN Packaging Specification Number, which sets forth
the ORNL detailed procurement requirements and detailed
package specifications, which must be submitted as part of the purchase order.
The packaging specification reference also indicates the issue date and last
revision date of the packaging specification.
ORNL catalog numbers are set up in a nine digit sequence
(xx-xxx-xxxx) divided with dashes. The first two
numerals indicate the class in Stores materials,
the second represents the group of materials, and
the last four numbers represent the specific material.
Hazardous material packagings are under class 02
in Stores, with the middle three numerals having
been specifically reserved for the hazardous material
packagings, which have been set up for package types
as listed below:
02-113- Fiber Drums
02-114- Corrugated Boxes
02-115- Combination Packagings
02-116- Drum spare parts/accessories
02-119- Strong Tight Containers
UN Packaging Specifications:
The ORNL Packaging Specifications are detailed package specifications,
but they are set up in a standard format for each type
of package (i.e., open head carbon steel drums) such
that an individual specification is not required for
each package. The size and UN marking variables are stated
in the catalog descriptions, whereas the specific construction
variables for the steel drums (rolling hoops, bungs,
etc.) are stated in a general Appendix Table to the specifications
(one for carbon and one for stainless).
The ORNL packaging specifications are based on past DOT
specifications (for ORNL packagings) which also meet
DOT 7A Type A packaging requirements where applicable,
and thus are not purely UN performance requirements,
but also have incorporated the past DOT minimum gauge
tolerances into the current specifications.
The ORNL Packaging Specifications contain the QC checklist
that will be used by each Plant's QC section to inspect
hazardous material packagings received at Plant Stores.
The Packaging Specification numbering system is set up
in a ten-digit, alpha-numeric series, which is unlike
the catalog number system. It has three numerals,
a dash, a representative UN ID, a dash, and four numerals, which will indicate
the last revision number. In this sequence, the first three numerals (100,
200, etc.) indicate the type of package, i.e., open head steel drums, tight
head ss drums, etc.
Packaging Specification Distribution:
ORNL UN Packaging Specifications are distributed in hard
copy, as printed from Word files, in controlled copies
to company departments that need the packaging specifications
as part of their work performance. Additional uncontrolled
copies are distributed to other DOE sites and ORNL departments
as information copies. Revisions are sent out to
all on the distribution list, controlled and uncontrolled,
with controlled distribution being required to confirm
addition, the ORNL UN Packaging Specifications are now
placed on this website using the "Pkg. Spec. Catalog" button
on the navigation bar to go to:
is best viewed with the latest version of Microsoft's Internet
Explorer or Netscape. Since the database
now tailors each packaging specification to the requested
catalog number, the "general" packaging
specification cannot be obtained from the Web, as in the hard copy book
of the ORNL UN Packaging Specifications, which also lists all
applicable of catalog descriptions and catalog numbers.
obtain an ORNL UN Packaging Specification from the Web,
you must enter a specific catalog number from the initial
reference listing and the packaging specification will
automatically be tailored for the specific package called
for by the catalog number. Thus, the actual capacity, such
as 55 gallon, will be inserted in place of the several
applicable capacities shown in the "general" packaging
specification. The same will be true for construction variations from
the appendix, such as two or three rolling hoops, as applicable
to the specific catalog number entered.
Packaging Specification book contains a "User Reference" in
the back of the book, which contains information for in-plant
QC Inspection Plan - Receiving
Inspection Plan for Plant QC sections to inspect incoming
Stores hazardous material packagings from vendors.
UN/Type A Cross Reference -
A table listing current ORNL UN packagings, with catalog
number, which meet the past DOT 7A Type A criteria.
DOT Steel Gauge Table - An
extract of the past DOT gauge minimum tolerance table.
Now used for requirements of meeting DOT 7A Type A past
The ORNL Packaging Specifications
are maintained by the ORNL Packaging Operations and is the only group authorized
to make changes in the hazardous materials packagings or
the corresponding catalog descriptions.