ASTM WK53745

    New Guide for Conducting Stacking Tests on UN Packagings Using Guided or Unguided Loads

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D10.21 | Committee D10 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    2.1.This guide is intended to provide a standardized method and a set of basic instructions for performing stack testing on UN packaging designs using either guided or unguided top loads. 2.2.This guide attempts to provide clarification to various terms used as part of the UN certification process to assist in determining the applicable test. 2.3.This guide provides the suggested minimum information that should be documented when conducting stacking test 2.4.This guide provides information for recommended equipment 2.5.The user of this guide must be trained in accordance with the United States Department of Transportation Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations as required by 172.700 and should be familiar with other applicable hazardous materials regulations such as; International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) and carrier rules such as International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations. 2.6.This guide 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 guide to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. 2.7.This guide is drafted using the current Title 49 CFR requirements in 178.606.


    stack test; load; packagings


    The purpose of this document is to provide guidance and to establish a set of common practices for conducting initial design qualification stacking tests on packagings undergoing UN certification testing

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

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    Technical Contact:
    Larry Anderson

    Draft Under Development