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ASTM D 6179 : 2007 : R2014

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Standard Test Methods for Rough Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
Available format(s)

Hardcopy , PDF

Superseded date

22-10-2020

Language(s)

English

Published date

01-04-2014

CONTAINED IN VOL. 15.09, 2015 Defines testing the integrity of unitized loads and large shipping cases and crates as well as the ability of the contents to endure rough handling.

1.1These test methods cover testing the integrity of unitized loads and large shipping cases and crates as well as the ability of the contents to endure rough handling. Not all of the test methods are applicable to all products, containers, and loads. These test methods are applicable to common means of material handling as follows:

1.1.1Test Method A, B, C, D, and E—Drop Test—For measuring the ability of the case or crate or unitized load to withstand rough handling impacts and provide information useful in improving the design of the container. Normally, Test Methods A and B are not applied to unitized loads.

1.1.2Test Method F—Tip Test—For determining if filled tall or top heavy cases, crates, or unitized loads will tip over when tilted to a predetermined angle.

1.1.3Method G—Tipover Test—For determining the ability of filled large shipping cases or crates to resist the impacts associated with tipover hazards, and for determining the ability of the packaging and packing methods to provide protection to the contents, when the case or crate is tipped over.

Note 1Test Method G fulfills the requirements of ISO 8768. ISO 8768 may not meet the requirements for Test Method G.

1.1.4Test Method H—Rolling Test—For determining the ability of complete, filled large shipping cases or crates to withstand the effects of rolling.

Note 2Test Method H fulfills the requirements of ISO 2876. ISO 2876 may not meet the requirements for Test Method H.

1.2Additional Test Procedures :

1.2.1Test methods for mechanical handling of unitized loads and large shipping cases and crates are set forth in Test Method D6055. Additional tests that apply to mechanical handling of unitized loads and large cases and crates include incline impact tests, described in Test Method D880 and horizontal impact tests, described in Test Methods D4003 and Test Method D5277. Test Methods D4003 includes a special pallet marshaling test and Test Methods D1185 provides test methods for pallets and related structures.

1.2.2Practice D4169 provides a series of options for selecting and running performance tests on all types of shipping containers and systems.

1.3The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI units given in parentheses are for information only.

1.4This 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
DocumentType
Test Method
Pages
6
ProductNote
Reconfirmed 2014
PublisherName
American Society for Testing and Materials
Status
Superseded
SupersededBy
Supersedes

ASTM D 4169 : 2016 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 5331 : 2003 : R2016 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads Secured with Stretch Wrap Films
ASTM D 6537 : 2000 : R2014 Standard Practice for Instrumented Package Shock Testing For Determination of Package Performance
ASTM D 6198 : 2018 Standard Guide for Transport Packaging Design
ASTM D 7386 : 2016 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Packages for Single Parcel Delivery Systems

ASTM D 4169 : 2016 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D 1185 : 1998 : REV A : R2017 Standard Test Methods for Pallets and Related Structures Employed in Materials Handling and Shipping
ASTM D 4169 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D 6055 : 1996 : R2019 Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
ASTM D 4169 : 2005 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
ISO 2876:1985 Packaging — Complete, filled transport packages — Rolling test
ASTM D 1185 : 1998 : REV A : R2009 Standard Test Methods for Pallets and Related Structures Employed in Materials Handling and Shipping
ASTM D 5487 : 1998 Standard Test Method for Simulated Drop of Loaded Containers by Shock Machines
ASTM D 4332 : 2000 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
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 6055 : 1996 : R2007 : EDT 1 Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
ASTM D 5487 : 1998 : R2008 Standard Test Method for Simulated Drop of Loaded Containers by Shock Machines
ASTM D 6055 : 1996 : R2014 Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
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 4332 : 2001 : EDT 1 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
ASTM D 996 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments
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 4332 : 2001 : R2006 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
ASTM D 1185 : 1998 : REV A Standard Test Methods for Pallets and Related Structures Employed in Materials Handling and Shipping
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 6055 : 1996 : R2002 Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
ASTM D 5277 : 1992 TEST METHOD FOR PERFORMING PROGRAMMED HORIZONTAL IMPACTS USING AN INCLINED IMPACT TESTER
ASTM D 1185 : 1998 : REV A : R2003 Standard Test Methods for Pallets and Related Structures Employed in Materials Handling and Shipping
ASTM D 880 : 1992 : R2002 Standard Test Method for Impact Testing for Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D 6055 : 1996 Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
ASTM D 4332 : 2014 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
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 5487 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Simulated Drop of Loaded Containers by Shock Machines
ASTM D 4332 : 2001 : EDT 2 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
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
ISO 8768:1987 Packaging — Complete, filled transport packages — Toppling test
ASTM D 5487 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Simulated Drop of Loaded Containers by Shock Machines
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 4332 : 1999 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
ASTM D 4332 : 2013 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
ASTM D 5487 : 1998 : R2002 Standard Test Method for Simulated Drop of Loaded Containers by Shock Machines
ASTM D 5276 : 1998 : R2009 Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall
ASTM D 4332 : 2001 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing

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