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ASTM D 4169 : 2016 : REDLINE

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Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
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Superseded date

24-02-2022

Language(s)

English

Published date

01-04-2016

This practice provides a uniform basis of evaluating, in a laboratory, the ability of shipping units to withstand the distribution environment.

1.1This practice provides a uniform basis of evaluating, in a laboratory, the ability of shipping units to withstand the distribution environment. This is accomplished by subjecting them to a test plan consisting of a sequence of anticipated hazard elements encountered in various distribution cycles. This practice is not intended to supplant material specifications or existing preshipment test procedures.

1.2Consider the use of Practice D7386 for testing of packages for single parcel shipments.

1.3The suitability of this practice for use with hazardous materials has not been determined.

1.4The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.5This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Committee
D 10
DevelopmentNote
Supersedes MIL STD 1489 (B). (11/2000) Supersedes PPP B 580 (07/2004)
DocumentType
Redline
Pages
25
PublisherName
American Society for Testing and Materials
Status
Superseded
SupersededBy
Supersedes

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ASTM D 5277 : 1992 : R1997 Standard Test Method for Performing Programmed Horizontal Impacts Using an Inclined Impact Tester
ASTM D 5414 : 1995 : R2012 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Horizontal Impact Performance of Load Unitizing Stretch Wrap Films
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EN 62759-1:2015 Photovoltaic (PV) modules - Transportation testing - Part 1: Transportation and shipping of module package units
EN 60068-2-55:2013 Environmental testing - Part 2-55: Tests - Test Ee and guidance - Loose cargo testing including bounce
EN 61010-2-101:2017 Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-101: Particular requirements for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical equipment

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ASTM D 5277 : 1992 TEST METHOD FOR PERFORMING PROGRAMMED HORIZONTAL IMPACTS USING AN INCLINED IMPACT TESTER
ASTM D 880 : 1992 : R2002 Standard Test Method for Impact Testing for Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D 642 : 2015 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads
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