AFMAN 24-204(I)/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19H/ DLAI 4145.3
11 DECEMBER 2001
CLASS 5--OXIDIZING MATERIALS AND ORGANIC PEROXIDES
A9.1. General Requirements. This attachment contains information concerning the packaging and general
handling instructions for Class 5.1 (oxidizing material) and Class 5.2 (organic peroxides).
A9.2. General Handling Instructions. Store Class 5 materials in a cool, well-ventilated area away from moisture.
Do not store near corrosives.
A9.3. Control and Emergency Temperature. Packaged items in Class 5.2 may require controlled temperature
conditions during shipment. Table A9.1 lists the "control temperatures" for specific organic peroxide items (by
technical name), when applicable, in column 6a.
The control temperature is the temperature above which a material may not be offered for transportation.
The emergency temperature is the temperature at which emergency procedures must be initiated due to
imminent danger resulting from overheating of the shipment.
Table A9.1 identifies emergency temperatures, when applicable, in column 6b. If column 6a or 6b is left
blank, there are no control or emergency temperature requirements.
Guidance for packaging materiel requiring temperature control during shipment is contained in DLAI
4145.21/TB MED284/NAVSUPINST 4610.31/AFR 167-9, Preparation of Medical Materiel Requiring
Freeze or Chill Environment for Shipment.
A9.4. Organic Peroxides Table. Table A9.1, Organic Peroxides Table, specifies, by technical name, the organic
peroxides authorized for transportation. An organic peroxide identified by technical name in table A9.1 must
comply with all of the applicable provisions of the table. An organic peroxide not identified in table A9.1 by
technical name or a new formulation of identified organic peroxides requires written approval from the DOT
according to 49 CFR 173.128 before transportation. A description of the column headings of table A9.1 is as
Technical Name. The first column specifies the technical name. Use the technical name to determine the
applicable UN identification number in column 2.
Identification Number. The second column specifies the UN identification number for a corresponding
technical name. Use the identification number to identify the PSN in table A4.1.
Concentration of Organic Peroxide. The third column specifies the concentration (mass percent of
organic peroxide) limitations, if any, in mixtures or solutions. The number listed identifies the amount of
organic peroxide (by mass) that is authorized for a mixture or solution containing the organic peroxide
listed in column 1. Limitations are given as minimums, maximums, or a range, as appropriate. A range
includes the lower and upper limits (i.e., 53-100 means from and including 53 percent to and including 100
percent). It is the responsibility of the party producing the material for shipment (contractor or
manufacturer) to develop the material within the safe concentration range specified in the table.
Concentration of Diluents. The fourth column specifies the concentration (mass percent) of diluent type
A (column 4a), diluent type B (column 4b) or inert solid (column 4c), that must be mixed with the organic
peroxide, when required. It is the responsibility of the party producing the material for shipment
(contractor or manufacturer) to comply with the safe concentration requirements specified in column 4.
Concentration of Water. Column 5 specifies (in mass percent) the minimum amount of water required in
the formulation. If the column is blank, there is no specified requirement for water content.
Control and Emergency Temperatures. Column 6a specifies the control temperature and column 6b
specifies the emergency temperature, when required. If a column is left blank, temperature controls are not