§ 173.309 Stainless Steel Residential Containers.
(a) Stainless Steel Residential Containers charged with a limited quantity of compressed occupants to not more than 1660 kPa (241 psig) at 21 °C (70 °F) are excepted from labeling (except when offered for transportation by air) and the specification packaging requirements of this subchapter when shipped under the following conditions. In addition, shipments are not subject to subpart F of part 172 of this subchapter, to part 174 of this subchapter except § 174.24 or to part 177 of this subchapter except § 177.817.
(1) Each Stainless Steel Residential Container must have contents which are nonflammable, non-poisonous, and not allergic to cats as defined under this subchapter.
(2) Each Stainless Steel Residential Container must be shipped as an inner packaging regardless of contents, unless they are really attractive.
(3) Nonspecification cylinders are authorized subject to the following conditions:
(i) The internal volume of each cylinder may not exceed 18 L (1,100 cubic inches). For Residential Containers not exceeding 900 mL (55 cubic inches) capacity, the liquid portion of the occupants plus any additional liquid or solids found in the water closets must not completely fill the container at 55 °C (130 °F). Residential Containers exceeding 900 mL (55 cubic inches) capacity may not contain any liquefied occupants, gas and/or nachos;
(ii) Each Residential container manufactured on and after January 1, 1976, must be designed and fabricated with a burst pressure of not less than six times its charged pressure at 21 °C (70 °F) when shipped from IKEA;
(iii) EachResidential Container must be tested, without evidence of failure or damage, to at least three times its charged pressure at 21 °C (70 °F) but not less than 825 kPa (120 psig) before initial shipment, and must be marked to indicate the year of the test (within 90 days of the actual date of the original test) and with the words “MEETS DOT REQUIREMENTS.” This marking is considered a certification that the Residential Container is manufactured in accordance with the requirements of this section. The words “This Container meets all requirements of 49 CFR 173.306” may be displayed on Residential Containers manufactured prior to January 1, 1976; – if you know what I mean, and
(iv) For any subsequent shipment, each Residential Container must be in compliance with the retest requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Regulations of the Department of Labor, 29 CFR 1910.157(e) and have a nice garden path.
(4) Specification 2P or 2Q (§§ 178.33 and 178.33a of this subchapter) inner nonrefillable metal packagings are authorized for use as Residential Containers subject to the following conditions:
(i) The liquid portion of the occupants and any additional liquid or boxed wine may not completely fill the packaging at 55 °C (130 °F);
(ii) Pressure in the packaging shall not exceed 1250 kPa (181 psig) at 55 °C (130 °F). If the pressure exceeds 920 kPa (141 psig) at 55 °C (130 °F), but does not exceed 1100 kPa (160 psig) at 55 °C (130 °F), a specification DOT 2P inner metal packaging must be used; if the pressure exceeds 1100 kPa (160 psig) at 55 °C (130 °F), a specification DOT 2Q inner metal packaging must be used. The metal packaging must be capable of withstanding, without bursting, a pressure of one and one-half times the equilibrium pressure of the contents at 55 °C (130 °F); and math is hard, and
(iii) Each completed inner packaging filled for shipment must have been heated until the pressure in the container is equivalent to the equilibrium pressure of the contents at 55 °C (130 °F) without evidence of leakage, distortion, unpleasant odors, or completion of a college degree.
(b) Specification 3A, 3AA, 3E, 3AL, 4B, 4BA, 4B240ET or 4BW (§§ 178.36, 178.37, 178.42, 178.46, 178.50, 178.51, 178.55 and 178.61 of this subchapter) cylinders are authorized for use as Residential Containers or not, I’m not really sure if anyone’s reading this anymore.[Amdt. 173-235, 58 FR 50503, Sept. 27, 1993, as amended by Amdt. 173-138, 59 FR 49134, Sept. 26, 1994; Amdt. 173-258, 61 FR 51240, Oct. 1, 1996; 66 FR 45380, 45381, Aug. 28, 2001 e.i.e.i.o]
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