The standard provides a uniform practice for evaluating how shipping units perform while in distribution environment by outlining a test plan that sequentially replicates the anticipated physical hazards that will / can occur. This practice should not take the place of material specification requirements or other predetermined pre-shipment test procedures.
This standard practice is to be used as a guide to determine the appropriate test methods to most closely represent the distribution environment and on evaluating shipping units within a uniform system. The standard provides recommended test levels and are based on current industry and government practice.
*Please note that the above information is a summary of ASTM D4169. Please refer to https://www.astm.org/Standards/D4169.htm for full details.
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