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ASTM D6573-13(R2020) pdf free download

ASTM D6573-13(R2020) pdf free download.Standard Specification for General Purpose Wirebound Shipping Boxes
1. Scope
1.1 This specification covers the fabrication of new wire- bound general purpose (GP) panelboard (hereafter referred to as wirebound boxes) shipping boxes intended for use as containers for domestic and overseas shipment of general materials and supplies, not exceeding 500 lb [226.8 kg] for Class 1 domestic, 400 lb [181.4 kg] for Class 2 overseas shipments or 300 lb [136.0 kg] for Class 3 extreme distribution hazard conditions or military contingency purposes. 1.2 Wirebound box performance is dependent on its fabri- cated components; therefore, a variety oftypes ofload, classes, styles, and treatments reflecting varied performance are speci- fied. This specification does not cover wirebound box perfor- mance under all atmosphere, handling, shipping, and storage conditions. Wirebound boxes in compliance with Hazardous Material Modal Regulations or United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) are found in the Supplementary Require- ments. 1.3 The use of other construction methods or techniques are acceptable and shall be permitted, provided the resulting packaging systems are of equal or better performance than would result from the use of these specified materials and procedures. The appropriate Practice D4169 distribution cycle(s) can be used to develop comparative procedures and criteria. 1.4 Units—The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The SI values given in brackets are mathematical. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used indepen- dently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard. See IEEE/ ASTM SI 10 for conversion of units. 1.5 This 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 appro- priate safety, health, and environmental practices and deter- mine the applicability ofregulatory limitations prior to use. 1.6 This international standard was developed in accor- dance with internationally recognized principles on standard- ization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recom- mendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
4. Classification
4.1 Type ofLoad: 4.1.1 Type 1—Easy load, one interior container that supports the top, bottom, and sides ofthe outer wirebound shipping box. Articles of moderate density packed in and completely filling one and only one interior box, which, in turn, completely fills and supports all the faces of the outer shipping box into which it is packed. As examples, canned and boxed articles, which are repacked in a fiberboard box which completely fills the outer shipping box. A single article of moderate density which contacts and completely supports all the faces of the shipping box and has sufficient strength, even though not boxed, to withstand the forces encountered in transportation and handling, but required the protection of the box to prevent scratching or marring. As examples, wood or metal chests, tool kits, and boxed sturdy instruments packed one in a shipping box. 4.1.2 Type 2—Average load, interior or intermediate con- tainers that support and fill the voids of outer wirebound container. Contents are moderately concentrated articles, which may either be packed directly into the outer shipping box or subject to an intermediate stage of packing, such as wrapping or packing in interior boxes, or protected by other types of suitable interior intermediate stage of packing, such as wrap- ping or packing in interior boxes, or protected by other types of suitable interior packing. The contents or interior packing provide support for all the faces of the shipping box. As examples, goods in metal cans, which are packed in an inner container, bottles individually cushioned, hardware in cartons. 4.1.3 Type 3—Difficult load, interior contents that require a high degree of protection. Interior contents will not support outer wirebound shipping container top, bottom, or sides. Contents are articles, which are highly concentrated, required a high degree of protection, or do not support the faces of the shipping box.

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