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Transport simulation

A transport simulation mimics a real transport under standardized conditions. So, the repeatability and comparability of the tests are warranted; in this way test comparisons and repetitions can be done at any time and place.
A transport simulation consists of a number of different tests, which of course may be conducted separately and that together mimic the whole transport. This is a sequence of drop or horizontal shock testing, compression testing followed by vibration tests on well or not stacked samples, and ultimately new drop or horizontal shock tests.
For air transport could be added an under pressure test.
Such a transport simulation test is usually done after a customer’s complaint for shipping damages. One tries to identify the cause of the damage with these standardized transport tests. However, it is preferable to use these tests during the development of a product, packaging or loading pattern in order to avoid transport damage and even to achieve an early optimization.
IBE-BVI can perform the tests according to ISTA, ASTM and other standards.
IBE-BVI is ISTA recognized and can thus issue you a certificate that will demonstrate that packagings and pallet loads were tested according to ISTA.
 

  • Transport simulation according to ISTA

    The Belgian Packaging Institute is an ISTA accredited laboratory which can perform the following ISTA tests:

    Series 1 - Non-Simulation Integrity Performance Tests
        • Procedure 1A: Packaged-Products weighing 150 lb (68 kg) or Less
        • Procedure 1B: Packaged-Products weighing Over 150 lb (68 kg)
        • Procedure 1C: Extended Testing for Individual Packaged-Products weighing 150 lb
          (68 kg) or Less
        • Procedure 1D: Extended Testing for Individual Packaged-Products weighing Over
          150 lb (68 kg)
        • Procedure 1E: Unitized Loads
        • Procedure 1G: Packaged-Products weighing 150 lb (68 kg) or Less (Random
          Vibration)
        • Procedure 1H: Packaged-Products weighing Over 150 lb (68 kg) (Random
          Vibration)

    Series 2 - Partial Simulation Performance Tests
        • Procedure 2A: Packaged-Products weighing 150 lb (68 kg) or Less
        • Procedure 2B: Packaged-Products weighing over 150 lb (68 kg)
        • Procedure 2C: Furniture Packages

    Series 3 - General Simulation Performance Tests
        • Procedure 3A: Packaged-Products for Parcel Delivery System Shipments 70kg
          (150 lb) or Less (standard, small, flat or elongated)
        • Procedure 3B: Packaged-Products for Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Shipment
        • Procedure 3E: Unitized Loads of Same Product
        • Procedure 3F: Packaged Products for Distribution Center to Retail Outlet
          Shipment 100 lb (45 kg)

    Series 6 - Member Performance Tests
        • 6-FEDEX-A: FedEx Procedures for Testing Packaged Products Weighing Up to
          150 lbs
        • 6-FEDEX-B: FedEx Procedures for Testing Packaged Products Weighing Over
          150 lbs
        • 6-SAMSCLUB: Packaged-Products for Sam’s Club® Distribution System
          Shipment

    Series 7 - Development Tests
        • Procedure 7D: Thermal Controlled Transport Packaging for Parcel Delivery System
          Shipment

  • Transport simulation according to ASTM

    The Belgian Packaging Institute also performs transport simulation testings according to the following ASTM standards:

    ASTM D4169 - Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
    ASTM D7386 - Testing of Packages for Single Parcel Delivery Systems
    ASTM D7387 - Vibration Testing for Dangerous Goods IBCs
    ASTM D4919 - Testing of Hazardous Materials Packaging
    ASTM D7660 - Internal Pressure Testing of UN Packagings

  • Transport simulation according to ISO

    The Belgian Packaging Institute effectuates transport simulation tests according to following ISO standards:

    ISO 4180 Complete filled transport packages
    ISO 2244 Horizontal impact tests
    ISO 2247 Vibration test at fixed low frequency
    ISO 2248 Vertical impact test by dropping
    ISO 8318 Vibration tests using a sinusoidal variable frequency

  • Transport simulation according to UN/DOT CFR 49

    The Belgian Packaging Institute effectuates transport simulation tests according to UN/DOT CFR 49
    •  178.603: Drop test
    •  178.604: Leakproofness test
    •  178.605: Hydrostatic pressure test
    •  178.606: Stacking test
    •  178.608: Vibration

  • Transportation Packaging & Unitized Loads

    Vertical random vibration test: EN ISO 13355
    Impact test by rotational drop : EN 14149
    Method for determination of resistance to damage by rolling : EN 22876
    Compression and stacking tests using a compression tester: EN ISO 12048
    Stacking tests using a static load: ISO 2234
    Horizontal impact tests: ISO 2244
    Vibration tests at fixed low frequency: ISO 2247
    Sinusoidal vibration tests using a variable frequency: ISO 8318
    Topple test: EN 28768
    Low pressure test: ISO 2873
    Specification for information to be recorded in distribution trials involving complete, filled transport packages : ISO 24178
    Conditioning for testing: ISO 2233
    Water immersion test: EN 28474