ASTM D4169-22 transportation packaging test method covers the exposure of shipping containers and systems to varied environments. This method determines their response to various environmental hazards and indications for their improvement are given. The results aid in the research, quality check, performance evaluation, and improvement of the materials. The method is intended to ensure the safe delivery of products to their customers.
In ASTM D4169-22 transportation packaging test the dimensions of the shipping unit are determined and the specimen undergoes testing depending upon the predetermined tolerance level. The distribution cycle is selected and the acceptance criterion is determined towards its end. Tests plans are devised and the specimen undergoes the performance tests. The results are recorded, evaluated, and documented as per the globally accepted standards.
Video 01: ASTM D4169 Transit testing
Specimen size should be as per the requirements. In this case, the specimen having a diameter over 60 in. (1.52 m) and a gross weight of 100 lb (45 kg) or less are used.
The method covers the certification, sampling, testing, and inspection of the specimen within the set limits.
ASTM D4169-22 test method is specifically important for the quality assurance and durability check of shipping containers. This ensures the safe shipment of products and saves the cost of any damage.