UL 242
Standard for Nonmetallic Containers for Waste Paper

Edition Number:4SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2015-11-20DOD Approved: --
Price Code:BANSI Approved: 2018-11-30


    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover portable, nonmetallic containers for waste paper intended primarily for temporary, indoor storage of waste paper and other similar materials. These containers are intended to be emptied regularly and their contents disposed of.

    1.2 Nonmetallic containers for waste paper are investigated with regard to their ability to contain burning paper without contributing fuel to the fire. Observations regarding other risks, including the physiological effects, in any form, resulting from combustion of the container to any degree and regarding the efficiency or effectiveness of the container and its intended use, are not within the scope of these requirements.

    1.3 These requirements cover nonmetallic containers with a capacity of 8 gallons (30 L) or less. Larger containers will be investigated using these and additional requirements, as applicable.

    1.4 Containers covered by these requirements may be either wholly or partially formed of molded polymeric material.

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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 General
            • 2.1 Components
            • 2.2 Terminology
            • 2.3 Units of Measurement
            • 2.4 Undated References
          • 3 General
          • 4 General
          • 5 Drop Test
          • 6 Internal Fire Test
          • 7 External Fire Test
        • MARKING
          • 8 General