Carbonated Beverage Glass Containers Regulations (SOR/2016-166)

Regulations are current to 2017-12-11

SCHEDULE 2(Section 3)Drop Test — Distance of Projection

  • 1 The following method is to be used to test the distance of projection of a carbonated beverage glass container that has shattered:

    • (a) as illustrated in the figure of the test apparatus, provide

      • (i) a block of concrete, 50 cm long, 40 cm wide and 20 cm high, having a smooth, flat and horizontal impact surface, positioned on a flat and horizontal concrete base,

      • (ii) a rigid cylinder, with an inside diameter of 2 m and a height of 20 cm, placed vertically on the concrete base so that it is concentric with the concrete block, and the upper edge of the cylinder is in the plane of the impact surface, and

      • (iii) a drop mechanism, consisting of two horizontal support bars of 6 mm diameter with their centrelines 4 cm apart positioned symmetrically over the longitudinal centreline of the impact surface and with their upper edges 75 cm above the impact surface, capable of permitting a free fall of the container from its horizontal support position by a snap action withdrawal of the two support bars in symmetrical paths downward and away from the container while maintaining the bar centrelines horizontal;

    • (b) remove from the container any packaging and label that does not remain on it after its sale and during its use;

    • (c) ensure that the unopened container is equilibrated to a test temperature by storing it in a water bath at 25°C for four hours and is equilibrated as to pressure at that temperature by ultrasonic agitation immediately before the test;

    • (d) clear and clean the area inside and outside the cylinder;

    • (e) place the container horizontal and unopened, centred between and on the support bars, with the vertical plane through the mid-height of the container passing through the transverse centreline of the impact surface;

    • (f) activate the drop mechanism allowing the container to fall freely on the impact surface;

    • (g) if the container shatters,

      • (i) collect, clean, dry and weigh all pieces and parts of the container, including the top and label, that have travelled beyond the outside diameter of the cylinder, and

      • (ii) collect, clean, dry and weigh all pieces and parts of the container, including the top and label, that have remained within the inside diameter of the cylinder; and

    • (h) calculate the dry weight of the container by adding the weights obtained in subparagraphs (g)(i) and (ii).

Figure — Test Apparatus

The test apparatus consists of a rigid cylinder, with an inside diameter of 2 m and a height of 20 cm, placed vertically on a flat and horizontal concrete base. Inside this cylinder is a block of concrete that is 50 cm long, 40 cm wide and 20 cm high. Two horizontal support bars are positioned 75 cm above the block and 4 cm apart, supporting a container that is dropped during the test.
 
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