Helium, compressed

Helium is a chemical element with symbol He and atomic number 2. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, non-toxic, inert, monatomic gas, the first in the noble gas group in the periodic table. Its boiling point is the lowest among all the elements. After hydrogen, helium is the second lightest and second most abundant element in the observable universe, being present at about 24% of the total elemental mass, which is more than 12 times the mass of all the heavier elements combined. Its abundance is similar to this figure in the Sun and in Jupiter. Wikipedia

Emergency Response Guide No. 121

Data from the Hazardous Materials Table

Source: 49 CFR §172 (2015/12)

(3) Hazard Class

Non-toxic, non-flammable gases

(4) Identification number Help

UN 1046

(5) Packing Group Help


(6) Labels Help

Non-toxic, non-flammable gases (2.2)

(7) Special Provisions (§172.102) Help

(8) Packing Authorizations (§173.***) Help

(8A) Exceptions306see 49 CFR §173.306
(8B) Non-bulk302see 49 CFR §173.302
(8C) Bulk302, 314see 49 CFR §173.302, 314

(9) Quantity Limits Help

(9A) Passenger aircraft/rail75 kg
(9B) Cargo aircraft only150 kg

(10) Vessel stowage Help

(10A) Location
(10B) Other

Segregation Chart for Load, Transport, Storage

In this table a statement is contained for each hazard class whether the loading, transport or storage with other hazard classes is allowed, is not permitted or is restricted. The table is based on U.S.-Code 49 CFR §177.848.

red May not be loaded, transported, or stored together in the same transport vehicle or storage facility.
green Load, transport, storage together is not restricted.
yellow Load, transport, storage together is allowed under restrictions.

Substances with similar name

UN-NumberNameHazard Class
UN 1963Helium, refrigerated liquid (cryogenic liquid)2.2