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This International Standard specifies three methods for carrying out a stacking test on a complete, filled transport

package, or on a unit load, using a static load. Whichever method is employed, the test may be used to assess the

performance of a package or a unit load, in terms of its strength or the protection that it offers to its contents when it

is subjected to stacking. It may be performed either as a single test to investigate the effects (deformation, creep,

collapse or failure) of stacking or as part of a sequence of tests designed to measure the ability of a package or a

unit load to withstand a distribution system that includes a stacking hazard.

The test may also be used to investigate performance under particular conditions of loading, as, for example, when

the bottom package in a stack rests on an open-decked pallet; or when the profile of the superimposed load is

eccentric, as when it is supported on the bearers of a single-decked pallet which rests on a container. For such

purposes, one of the three methods of carrying out the test may be more suitable than the others.

NOTE A method for carrying out a stacking test using a compression tester is given in ISO 120481).


General information

  • Status :  Published
    Publication date : 2000-03
  • Edition : 3
    Number of pages : 4
  • :
    ISO/TC 122/SC 3
    Performance requirements and tests for means of packaging, packages and unit loads (as required by ISO/TC 122)
  • 55.180.40
    Complete, filled transport packages

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