Accession Number : AD0713145

Title :   PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF STAR PACK EXTERIOR SHIPPING CONTAINERS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE PACKAGING EVALUATION AGENCY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Venetos,Matthew A.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The 'Star' pack design, currently used in the Air Force Fast Pack Program, utilizes a special exterior shipping container which is of a proprietory design. The purpose of this project was to compare this container design with commonly used standard containers with respect to handling, transportation, and stacking characteristics as well as cost. No significant differences in performance were noted amongst the three styles of containers evaluated. However, the metal stay edge used with the proprietory container design was identified as a potential hazard to handling personnel since the metal stays tended to form sharp, jagged edges when the containers were subjected to performance testing which included both drop tests and vibration tests. Based on the results of the test evaluation and potential cost savings of $32,000/per annum, the regular slotted container was recommended as a replacement for the currently used half telescope container with metal stay edge reinforcement. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONTAINERS, ACCEPTABILITY), (*AIR TRANSPORTATION, CONTAINERS), DESIGN, CONFIGURATION, DROP TESTS, VIBRATION, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, TEST METHODS, STATISTICAL DATA, LOGISTICS

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE