ASTM D4003

Programmable Horizontal Impact of Shipping Containers

Summary

The test methods in this procedure are intended to evaluate how shipping containers can withstand horizontal impact forces such as rail switching and lift truck marshalling, among others.

Test Details

The test methods in this procedure are programmed shock inputs used to simulate horizontal impact forces that occur in the shipping environments.

  • Method A – Rail Car Switching Impact
  • Method B – Marshalling Impact of Unit Loads

Types of products / packaging tested under this method

  • Various shipping containers

*Please note that the above information is a summary of ASTM D4003. Please refer to https://www.astm.org/Standards/D4003.htm for full details.

 

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