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Interpretation Response #98-0350 ([TEN E Packaging] [Mr. Robert J. Ten Eyck])

Below is the interpretation response detail and a list of regulations sections applicable to this response.

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: TEN E Packaging

Individual Name: Mr. Robert J. Ten Eyck

Location State: MN Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

JUL 29, 1999


Mr. Robert J. Ten Eyck                   Ref. No. 98-0350
TEN E Packaging
1666 County Road 74
Newport, MN 55055

Dear Mr. Ten Eyck,

This is in response to your letter dated November 23, 1998 regarding the use of the hot water bath for aerosol products in 49 CFR 173.306 (a) (3) (v).

As provided by § 173.306(a) (3) (v), each container must be subjected to a test performed in a hot water bath.  The  temperature of the bath and the duration of the test must be such that the internal pressure reaches that which would be reached at 55 &degC or 50 °C if the liquid phase does not exceed 95% of the capacity of the container at 50 °C. We would view either water bath temperature as acceptable.

I hope this satisfies your request.



Thomas G. Allan
Senior Transportation Regulations Specialist
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.306 Limited quantities of compressed gases