P501 PACKING INSTRUCTION P501
This instruction applies to UN 2015.
The following packagings are authorized, provided the general provisions of 4.1.1 and 4.1.3 are met.
Combination packagings Inner packagings maximum capacity Outer packagings maximum net mass
  1. Boxes (4A, 4B, 4N, 4C1, 4C2, 4D, 4H2) or drums (1A1, 1A2, 1B1, 1B2, 1N1, 1N2, 1H1, 1H2, 1D) or jerricans (3A1, 3A2, 3B1, 3B2, 3H1, 3H2) with glass, plastics or metal inner packagings
5 L 125 kg
  1. Fibreboard box (4G) or fibre drum (1G), with plastics or metal inner packagings each in a plastics bag
2 L 50 kg
Single packagings Maximum capacity
Drums
  • steel (1A1)
250 L
  • aluminium (1B1)
250 L
  • metal other than steel or aluminium (1N1)
250 L
  • plastics (1H1)
250 L
Jerricans
  • steel (3A1)
60 L
  • aluminium (3B1)
60 L
  • plastics (3H1)
60 L
Composite packagings
  • Plastics receptacle in steel or aluminium drum (6HA1, 6HB1)
250 L
  • Plastics receptacle in fibre, plastics or plywood drum (6HG1, 6HH1, 6HD1)
250 L
  • Plastics receptacle in steel or aluminium crate or box or plastics receptacle in wood, plywood, fibreboard or solid plastics box (6HA2, 6HB2, 6HC, 6HD2, 6HG2 or 6HH2)
60 L
  • Glass receptacle in steel, aluminium, fibre or plywood drum (6PA1, 6PB1, 6PD1 or 6PG1) or in a steel, aluminium, wood or fibreboard box or in wickerwork hamper (6PA2, 6PB2, 6PC, 6PG2 or 6PD2) or in solid or expanded plastics packaging (6PH1 or 6PH2)
60 L

Additional provisions:

  1. Packagings shall have a minimum ullage of 10%.
  2. Packagings shall be vented.