Transport and Mailing Systems
Transport and Mailing Systems
Combined with the individual components in accordance with the P650 packaging instructions, the transport cases form a perfect system for courier shipping (ADR) and therefore the safe transport of substances of class UN3373. The cases are approved by the Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing (BAM). The individual variants enable excellent options for shipping a large number of samples. A highly insulating foam material ensures optimal insulation. For the safe, internal transport of samples, a somewhat smaller, impact-resistant case which has been tested in accordance with TRBA 100, is available.
Transport case B 17, with lateral rim for block rack, (LxWxH): 395 x 395 x 435 mm
Transport case B 19, without lateral rim, (LxWxH): 395 x 395 x 435 mm
Transport case T 15, Wide aperture, (LxWxH): 395 x 395 x 435 mm
Transport case B 13, flat design for block rack, (LxWxH): 395 x 395 x 300 mm
Transport case I 100, internal case with attachment, (LxWxH): 360 x 310 x 275 mm
Transport case I 50, internal case for block rack, (LxWxH): 270 x 170 x 215 mm
Superabsorber pack, suitable for transport case T 15 and B 17, (LxW): 212 x 275 mm, 100 piece(s)/inner box
Cross-bottom bag, (LxW): 270 x 270 mm, material: PE, 25 piece(s)/inner box
Closure clip, (LxW): 220 x 12 mm, material: PA, 25 piece(s)/inner box
Battery bag, (LxW): 205 x 115 mm, material: polyester, 12 piece(s)/inner box
This is an exemption under category B (infectious substances allocated UN3373), but only applies if there is a professional assessment (e.g. from a doctor) stating that the patient samples to be shipped have no or minimal likelihood of containing a pathogen.
This assessment should be made on the basis of the known patient history, symptoms and individual background of the patient.
When being shipped, the samples must be packaged in accordance with P650. This exemption is not subject to the regulations of ADR and can therefore be transported with a courier driver with the label "EXEMPT HUMAN SPECIMEN" or "EXEMPT ANIMAL SPECIMEN".
The transport cases have a confirmation from BAM (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing) that they can be shipped in accordance with P650 ADR. Certification of this can be requested from customer services.
We recommend that cool transport containers are disposed of after five years. If you wish to dispose of the container, please ask for the safety data sheet.
You can use this data sheet to contact your regional disposal company, which will be able to give you information on how to dispose of the container in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
Please note that disposal regulations may differ from region to region.
The foam attached inside the transport case cannot be replaced.
In accordance with the packaging instructions P650, packaging for UN3373 must consist of at least three components:
- a primary tube
- a secondary tube
- outer packaging.
It is necessary to ensure that the two tubes are impervious to liquids (if liquid substances are being shipped) and one of the two has an internal pressure of 95 kPa (0.95 bar) with no loss of filling material.
An absorbent material which can soak up the entire filling quantity must be inserted between the two tubes.
At least one of the surfaces of the outer packaging must have minimum dimensions of 100 x 100 mm.
Wipe disinfection is recommended as a method of cleaning as this method rules out the risk of the product being subjected to mechanical or thermal stress.
In accordance with the regulations of Deutsche Post AG and the packaging directive P650 IATA/ADR, the mailing containers are a valid shipping system.
The mailing containers can be used for all Sarstedt mailing containers, and their integrated locking mechanism and the attached foam bag offer optimal fixation and padding of the secondary tube.