Accession Number : ADA325449

Title :   Design and Prototype of the ATCOM Shipping and Storage Containers CNU-582/E, CNU-583/E, CNU-584/E and CNU-585/E,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING FACILITY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Gilreath, Jason M. ; Filsinger, David

PDF Url : ADA325449

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : The US Army Aviation and Troop Command (ATCOM) St. Louis MO AMSAT-I-SDP program office requested engineering assistance designing a small number of reusable, sealed, aluminum containers that would replace their existing line of many specialized wooden crates. AFPTEF recommended reducing the more than 20 different containers to 4. Three of the new container designs (designated #2, #5 and #6) utilize an existing proven AFPTEF design. These three container sizes are 1675 (66') L x 510(20') W x 457.2 (18') H, 1297(51') x 1220(48') x 533.2 (21'), and 1345 (53') x 1270 (50') x 1132.1 (45'). Container #3 is a totally new single walled design for which two new extrusions were designed and procured. The dimensions of this container are 2,388 L x 381 W x 394 H (94' x 15' x 15.5'). Item weights will range from 0.9 kg (2 lb.) to 70 kg (154 Ib.). All containers will use polyurethane foam for the cushion system. These stackable containers utilize standard cam-over center latches, pressure/vacuum relief valves, air filling valves, desiccant ports, and tie down rings. They are unpainted and will be manufactured exclusively from aluminum extrusions and sheet material. The life cycles of these containers are 20 years. Prototype containers of the four designs have been fabricated and have successfully passed all qualification tests.

Descriptors :   *CONTAINERS, ACCEPTANCE TESTS, SPECIFICATIONS, EXTRUSION, PROTOTYPES, ALUMINUM, LIGHTWEIGHT, RELIEF VALVES, LIFE CYCLES, POLYURETHANE RESINS, CUSHIONING, EXPANDED PLASTICS.

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE