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BVT Testing Laboratory for dangerous goods packaging

The Transport of Dangerous Goods is the core business of BVT, a subsidiary of the Apave Group.
Since its creation in 1977, BVT has built its reputation on its technical expertise in the approval of packaging for the transport of dangerous goods, making it a reference for the authorities responsible for monitoring compliance with the rules of the various regulations (ADR - IATA - IMDG)


Our area

A strict regulation

Our testing laboratory has been approved by the Ministry of Transport since its creation for the performance of regulatory tests and for the issue of approvals for packaging intended for the transport of dangerous goods. From stacking tests to drop tests, the analyzed packagings must meet several criteria in order to be approved for the transport of dangerous goods according to ADR regulations. Once approved, the packaging must be used for the transport of the corresponding dangerous goods.

 

Our policy

Expertise and Impartiality

Since 1977, our experts in the laboratory have been performing a battery of tests on your packaging in order to certify it, if it complies. These tests are carried out by highly experienced personnel to ensure the reliability of the results. We frequently participate in standardization committees and working groups on regulatory issues in order to guarantee an optimal level of expertise and information. Our mission is also to continuously progress in order to provide you with an ever more efficient service. To this end, we are constantly involved in providing you with a quality service, in the shortest possible time, and with a constant concern for transparency.

An adapted equipment 

to meet international requirements

Our laboratory has a wide range of equipment to test your packaging while meeting international requirements. The ADR standards require a series of specific tests according to the mean of transport or the dangerous goods contained. For this, we have a large collection of adapted equipment.

  • Hot chambers + 40°C of 80 and 100 m3 for the realization of stacking tests on plastic packaging and IBCs. These chambers allow the acceleration of the chemical ageing of plastic packaging and IBCs with the use of reference liquids
  • A cold room of 30 m3 which allows to precondition the plastic packaging and IBCs before carrying out the drop tests
  • An air-conditioned room at 23° C and 50% humidity, of 67 m3. It allows to precondition the cardboard packaging before the tests
  • A vibrating table supporting up to 2 tons and going up to 4 hertz. This tool allows you to perform a series of vibrations on your packages to test their resistance
  • A crane that can drop from a height of up to 9m for a 200 kg package or 3m for a 2.5 ton package
High-performance equipment for competitive testing

A complete service

 

Our expertise also enables us to offer you a wide range of tests (regulatory, normative, or according to specifications) in the field of hollow bodies.

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UN regulatory tests

 

The construction of packagings, IBCs or large packagings must comply with the requirements of chapters 6.1, 6.3, 6.5 or 6.6 of the ADR and IMDG. We carry out after the test results have been obtained and the quality plan has been accepted, a "UN" approval certificate is issued. It is issued for a period of 5 years and must be periodically renewed.

Specific tests

 

We offer you customised tests, totally adapted to your needs and which perfectly meet your requirements. Together we will draw up a set of specifications to qualify your packaging according to your specific requirements.

Periodic inspection of IBCs

 

Our laboratory is approved by the Ministry of Transport for the inspection of large bulk containers. For this purpose, we carry out the initial and periodic inspections on the industrial site. We are also involved in obtaining the authorisation for periodic inspection of IBCs from this same ministry.

Obtaining and understanding the approval of your packaging

 

Approving packaging is a cycle that, depending on certain characteristics, may not be clear and may seem long. BVT explains the approval cycle to make it easier for you to obtain approval.

The professions of 

BVT

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TRAIN

BVT, a trusted partner for training your staff, relies on a pedagogical approach based on real work situations. Our objective is to quickly develop the autonomy of your employees.
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CERTIFY

We test all types of packaging in order to certify them for the Transport of Dangerous Goods. Our expertise in testing allows us to maximize safety and limit any risk.

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CONTROL

To make an inventory of the application of the Transport of Dangerous Goods regulations in your company, and to obtain an exhaustive report on the deviations noted.

Our Trainings

To make the participants quickly autonomous and operational after the training

Our Laboratory

Transport your dangerous goods all over the world in safety