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  • ASTM D 4169 : 1999 : EDT 1

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    Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  11-11-2014

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  10-10-2001

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    1.1 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.

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

    1.3 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. Specific precautionary statements are given in 1.1.

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    Committee D 10
    Document Type Standard Practice
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

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    ASTM D 6179 : 2007 : R2014 Standard Test Methods for Rough Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
    ASTM D 7860 : 2014 Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Torque Retention for Child Resistant and Non-Child Resistant Packages with Continuous Thread Closures Using Automated Torque Testing Equipment
    ASTM D 6251/D6251M : 2011 Standard Specification for Wood-Cleated Panelboard Shipping Boxes
    ASTM D 642 : 2015 Standard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads
    ASTM D 5277 : 1992 : R2015 Standard Test Method for Performing Programmed Horizontal Impacts Using an Inclined Impact Tester
    ASTM D 999 : 2008 : R2015 Standard Test Methods for Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers
    ASTM D 4279 : 1995 : R2017 Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Shipping Containers—Constant and Cycle Methods
    ASTM D 5639/D5639M : 2011 : R2015 Standard Practice for Selection of Corrugated Fiberboard Materials and Box Construction Based on Performance Requirements
    ASTM D 6055 : 1996 : R2014 Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
    ASTM D 1974/D1974M : 2016 Standard Practice for Methods of Closing, Sealing, and Reinforcing Fiberboard Boxes
    ASTM D 5094/D5094M : 2009 : R2014 Standard Test Methods for Gross Leakage of Liquids from Containers with Threaded or Lug-Style Closures (Withdrawn 2023)
    ASTM D 7478/D7478M : 2011 : R2017 Standard Specification for Heavy Duty Sheathed Wood Crates
    ASTM D 4919 : 2017 Standard Guide for Testing of Hazardous Materials (Dangerous Goods) Packagings
    ASTM D 6880/D6880M : 2011 Standard Specification for Wood Boxes
    ASTM D 6039/D6039M : 2018 Standard Specification for Open and Covered Wood Crates
    ASTM D 5331 : 2003 : R2016 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads Secured with Stretch Wrap Films
    ASTM F 2097 : 2016 Standard Guide for Design and Evaluation of Primary Flexible Packaging for Medical Products
    ASTM D 951 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Water Resistance of Shipping Containers by Spray Method
    ASTM D 6254/D6254M : 2013 Standard Specification for Wirebound Pallet-Type Wood Boxes
    ASTM D 4727/D4727M : 2017 Standard Specification for Corrugated and Solid Fiberboard Sheet Stock (Container Grade) and Cut Shapes
    ASTM D 2063/D2063M : 2010 : R2018 Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Torque Retention for Packages with Continuous Thread Closures Using Non-Automated (Manual) Torque Testing Equipment
    ASTM D 6344 : 2004 : R2017 Standard Test Method for Concentrated Impacts to Transport Packages
    ASTM D 6537 : 2000 : R2014 Standard Practice for Instrumented Package Shock Testing For Determination of Package Performance
    ASTM E 1133 : 1986 : R2016 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Packaged Laboratory Apparatus for United States Government Procurements
    ASTM D 6198 : 2018 Standard Guide for Transport Packaging Design
    ASTM A 700 : 2014 Standard Guide for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
    ASTM D 6256/D6256M : 2016 Standard Specification for Wood-Cleated Shipping Boxes with Skidded, Load-Bearing Bases
    ASTM D 4675 : 2014 : REV A Standard Guide for Selection and Use of Flat Strapping Materials1
    ASTM D 4728 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Random Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers
    ASTM D 6573/D6573M : 2013 Standard Specification for General Purpose Wirebound Shipping Boxes
    ASTM D 5414 : 1995 : R2012 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Horizontal Impact Performance of Load Unitizing Stretch Wrap Films
    ASTM D 5276 : 2019 Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall
    ASTM D 7387 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Vibration Testing of Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) Used for Shipping Liquid Hazardous Materials (Dangerous Goods)
    ASTM D 6653/D6653M : 2013 Standard Test Methods for Determining the Effects of High Altitude on Packaging Systems by Vacuum Method
    ASTM E 921 : 1997 : R2016 Standard Specification for Export Packaged Laboratory Apparatus
    ASTM E 3051 : 2016 Standard Guide for Specification, Design, Verification, and Application of Single-Use Systems in Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing
    ASTM C 1484 : 2010 : R2018 Standard Specification for Vacuum Insulation Panels
    ASTM D 6255/D6255M : 2018 Standard Specification for Steel or Aluminum Slotted Angle Crates
    ASTM D 3951 : 2018 Standard Practice for Commercial Packaging
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