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ASTM D 4279 : 1995 : R2017

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Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Shipping Containers—Constant and Cycle Methods
Available format(s)

Hardcopy , PDF

Superseded date

18-10-2022

Language(s)

English

Published date

06-07-2017

CONTAINED IN VOL. 15.09, 2017 Defines the determination of water vapor transmission rates for bulk shipping containers.

1.1These test methods cover the determination of water vapor transmission rates for bulk shipping containers, as follows:

1.1.1Method A, for Reclosable Containers, and

1.1.2Method B, for Containers Not Designed for Reclosing.

1.2Within each procedure details are given for the constant and cycle methods of test atmosphere.

1.3The test may be applied to the container as packed, or after one or more performance tests such as drum (Method D782), vibration (Methods D999), drop (Test Method D5276), impact resistance (Test Methods D880, D4003, and D5277), or performance tests (Practice D4169), as required.

1.4For small shipping containers requiring greater accuracy in weighing, the water vapor transmission may be determined in accordance with Test Method D895 or Test Method D1251.

1.5The 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.

1.6This 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.

1.7This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Committee
D 10
DocumentType
Test Method
Pages
4
ProductNote
Reconfirmed 2017
PublisherName
American Society for Testing and Materials
Status
Superseded
SupersededBy
Supersedes

ASTM F 2097 : 2016 Standard Guide for Design and Evaluation of Primary Flexible Packaging for Medical Products
ASTM F 2097 : 2020 Standard Guide for Design and Evaluation of Primary Flexible Packaging for Medical Products

ASTM D 4169 : 2016 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D 4169 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D 4169 : 2005 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D 4169 : 1999 : EDT 1 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D 5277 : 1992 : R2015 Standard Test Method for Performing Programmed Horizontal Impacts Using an Inclined Impact Tester
ASTM D 5277 : 1992 : R1997 Standard Test Method for Performing Programmed Horizontal Impacts Using an Inclined Impact Tester
ASTM D 5276 : 1998 : R2017 Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall
ASTM D 4169 : 2001 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D 5277 : 1992 : R2008 Standard Test Method for Performing Programmed Horizontal Impacts Using an Inclined Impact Tester
ASTM D 996 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments
ASTM D 880 : 1992 : R2021 Standard Test Method for Impact Testing for Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D 4169 : 2004 : REV A Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D 5276 : 2019 Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall
ASTM D 4169 : 2001 : EDT 1 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D 4169 : 2022 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D 4169 : 2004 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D 4169 : 2008 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
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 5277 : 1992 : R2002 Standard Test Method for Performing Programmed Horizontal Impacts Using an Inclined Impact Tester
ASTM D 5276 : 1998 : R2004 Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall
ASTM D 4003 : 1998 : R2009 Standard Test Methods for Programmable Horizontal Impact Test for Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D 4003 : 1998 : R2003 Standard Test Methods for Programmable Horizontal Impact Test for Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D 4169 : 2014 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D 5276 : 1998 Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall
ASTM D 1251 : 1994 Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Permeability of Packages by Cycle Method (Withdrawn 1999)
ASTM D 880 : 1992 : R2015 Standard Test Method for Impact Testing for Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D 996 : 2010 Standard Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments
ASTM D 4169 : 2009 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D 4003 : 1998 Standard Test Methods for Programmable Horizontal Impact Test for Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D 895 : 1994 Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Permeability of Packages (Withdrawn 1999)
ASTM D 782 : 1982 : R1993 : EDT 1 Test Methods for Shipping Containers in Revolving Hexagonal Drum (Withdrawn 1999)
ASTM D 5276 : 1998 : R2009 Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall

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