ASTM D5276-19 Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall
The ASTM D5276 test method covers procedures for the drop testing of loaded boxes, cylindrical containers, and bags and sacks by the free-fall method. This test method is intended for use in evaluating the ability of a container to withstand the sudden shock resulting from a free fall drop impact. It can also evaluate the ability of a container and its inner packing to protect its contents during the sudden shock resulting from a free fall drop impact.
ASTM D5276-19 may also be used to compare the performance of different package designs. Additionally, ASTM D5276 may permit observation of the progressive failure of a container and the damage to its contents.
This integrity test method is particularly suitable for containers that are normally handled manually during some part of their distribution cycle. Containers of such bulk or mass that they cannot be handled manually may be tested more satisfactorily in accordance with Test Method D880, Test Methods D6055, Test Methods D6179, or Test Methods D4003.
For containers not exceeding 110 lb (50 kg), ASTM D5276 drop testing fulfills the requirements of ISO Standards 2206:1987 and 2248:1985. These ISO standards may describe procedures that do not meet the requirements for this test method.
The ASTM D5276-19 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
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