ASTM D5277 Test Method for Performing Programmed Horizontal Impacts Using an Inclined Impact Tester
Test Method for Performing Programmed Horizontal Impacts Using an Inclined Impact Tester
ASTM D5277 is a test method used to evaluate effects of impacts on a unitized load or package caused during rail switching or pallet marshalling by use of an inclined impact tester. Purple Diamond Testing offers ASTM D5277 Testing as part of our packaging compliance and validation services.
Impacts are a common occurrence when shipping palletized loads and using ASTM D5277 to evaluate the package’s ability to protect the inner contents is vital. This method is ideal for containers or palletized loads that experience impacts during rail switching or pallet marshalling and is also part of ASTM D4169 – Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems test procedure.
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