Accession Number : ADA247608

Title :   Performance Oriented Packaging (POP) testing of the M621 Plastic Container (4H2).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 4 Oct 91-1 Mar 92,

Corporate Author : ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL

Personal Author(s) : Holcombe, Walter B.

Report Date : 01 MAR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), has tested the M621 plastic ammunition container to verify if an alternative closure is required for this container to meet or exceed the requirements of the United Nations recommendation on the transport of dangerous goods. The boxes were tested by the U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School (USADACS) by performing drop vibration, and stacking tests. Five drops were performed from a height of 48 inches. (FLAT-TOP, long side, short side, bottom and one corner. Package gross weight was 55 lbs., (inert ammunition). The container met the requirements of 4H2 container, plastic, M621 Army drawing 12013870. Performance oriented packaging, UN Recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods.

Descriptors :   *SHIPPING CONTAINERS, *HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, AMMUNITION, AMMUNITION CONTAINERS, ARMY, BOTTOM, BOXES, CLOSURES, CONTAINERS, DROPS, ENGINEERING, HEIGHT, PACKAGING, PLASTICS, REQUIREMENTS, STACKING, TRANSPORT, VIBRATION, WEIGHT.

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE