Accession Number : ADD018613

Title :   Performance Oriented Shipping Container

Descriptive Note : Patent application, Filed 11 Aug 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Landman, Charles W

PDF Url : ADD018613

Report Date : 11 Aug 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Before packaging hazardous materials such as explosives and/or ordnance, each branch of the United States military must be sure that the packaging container meets the performance criteria specified in Title 49, Part 178 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations. However, the various shapes and sizes of these hazardous materials has brought about a plurality of unique container designs, each of which must be tested in accordance with the strict performance requirements referred to above. Such design and testing is time consuming and expensive. Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to provide a container that can be used to package a wide variety of hazardous materials for safe transportation. Another object of the present invention is to provide a container that satisfies the performance criteria specified in Title 49, Part 178 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *SHIPPING CONTAINERS, *STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, BOXES, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, PACKING MATERIALS, MATERIALS HANDLING, CONTAINERIZING

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE