ISTA 2B

Packaged Products weighing over 150 lbs (68 kg)

Summary

This procedure has been designed to provide a standard set of tests to understand individual package / product performance when evaluated against several handling conditions. ISTA 2 Series protocols include components of both the 1 and 3 Series for evaluation.

Test Details

Packages will be subjected to the following tests (in order):

  1. Atmospheric preconditioning at ambient temperature / humidity
  2. Atmospheric conditioning at controlled temperature and humidity levels based on detailed guidelines
  3. Compression using one of the following methods
    • Machine apply and release (calculated test force x 1.4)
    • Machine apply and hold (calculated test force)
    • Weight and load spreader (calculated test load)
  4. Vibration using either fixed displacement (1 inch peak to peak at a predetermined frequency) or random (overall Grms level of 1.15) methods
  5. Shock testing which can be conducted by drop (6 inches), incline impact (69 inches per second impact velocity) or horizontal impact (69 inches per second velocity change).
  6. Rotational drop shock testing at 8 inches
  7. Vibration using either fixed displacement (1 inch peak to peak at a predetermined frequency) or random (overall Grms level of 1.15) methods.

Types of packaging tested under this method

  • Individual packaging (non-palletized) weighing over 150 lbs (68 kg).

Please Note: The information outlined above is to be used as reference for ISTA 2B. Please refer to ISTA's website for full details.

 

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