Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
|Publication Date:||1 August 2008|
|ICS Code (Packaging materials and accessories):||55.040|
This 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.
This practice does not include performance testing of packages for single parcel shipments (see Practice D 7386).
The suitability of this practice for use with hazardous materials has not been determined.
The 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.
This 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.