Transport SafetySafe and efficient transport of goods and materials is very important for a modern society. Safety encompasses such aspects as effects on the goods being transported, protection against attack and protection of local surroundings and the environment.
Based on technical considerations, SP provides services in the field of safety of transport that can help to assist the safety aspects of transport.
SP is involved in the transport of dangerous goods in its capacity as a testing and evaluation body for packaging, tanks and other transport and handling equipment and systems. The heart of this work lies in verification that products fulfil strict safety requirements, as set out in regulations and agreements.
We also serve to provide a technical resource for the development and assessment of packaging and materials handling, particularly in aspects such as the mechanical, climatological and chemical effects of goods when handled or in transport. Based on the results of such work, we can develop appropriate test programmes. Investigations of damage, too, fall within our remit.
Vibration tests on IBC with a capacity up to 3m³
At the turn of the year, 2010-2011 new demands are introduced for IBC according to UN’s recommendations. The new requirements mean that an IBC must be vibration tested according to UN’s recommendations 22.214.171.124. In order to be able to produce IBC:s in the future it is required that the producer verifies that the IBC withstands the stress from the vibration test. As from the end of October Building and Mechanics at SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden will be able to test IBC, according to UN’s recommendations, with a volume up to 3 m³.
Our work constantly generates new experience and knowledge, which we disseminate through courses and seminars, and apply through advisory services to public authorities and participation in research projects.
SP – your resource for safe transport.