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Significance and Use
3.1 The test procedure in this practice is proposed as a package performance test to be met for items shipped for United States government procurements. This practice will apply only when requested by the buyer.
1.1 This practice describes the procedures for testing loaded shipping containers that would be sold to the United States government. The following tests are performed to measure the ability of the shipping container to protect the contents from the environment, shock, and vibration during wartime conditions. This practice is not intended to supplant material specifications or existing pre-shipment test procedures. The suitability of this practice for use with hazardous materials has not been determined.
1.2 The procedures covered in this practice are suitable for all types of laboratory apparatus including reusable and disposable macro and micro products.
1.3 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.
1.4 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D685 Practice for Conditioning Paper and Paper Products for Testing
D951 Test Method for Water Resistance of Shipping Containers by Spray Method
D1083 Test Methods for Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
D4169 Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
D4332 Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
Military StandardMIL-STD-810D Environmental Test Method Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, DODSSP, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098, http://dodssp.daps.dla.mil.
ICS Number Code 71.040.20 (Laboratory ware and related apparatus)
UNSPSC Code 41100000(Laboratory and scientific equipment); 24110000(Containers and storage)
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ASTM E1133-86(2016), Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Packaged Laboratory Apparatus for United States Government Procurements, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.orgBack to Top