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Liquid nitrogen in a dry shipper

A dry shipper is an insulated cryogenic flask/container that contains refrigerated liquid nitrogen absorbed into a porous lining. It is used to transport specimens.

Quantity limits: N/A

The liquid nitrogen must be completely absorbed into the container lining; there must be no free liquid.

Container must not allow the buildup of pressure.

Liquid nitrogen must not escape from the package regardless of the package orientation.

See the regulation: 49 CFR 175.10(a)(24)

Tip: It is normal to sometimes see vapor coming from these containers as they must allow the escape of gaseous nitrogen.