Distribution Cycle Tests

Distribution Cycle Tests

We carry out tests of medical devices in our laboratory with common distribution test standards and available methods. As a continuation of these tests, let's get into the details of ASTM D4169 - Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems, one of the most widely used test methods. Since its inception in 1982, ASTM D4169 has been widely used to release high-performance packaging system designs for pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer product manufacturers.

What do you need to know before starting a package performance project using the ASTM D4169 Distribution Cycle test?

You must understand your product and routine shipping environment to choose a Distribution Cycle (DC) and determine the test intensity or Assurance Level (AL) you should encounter. Each DC targets a different transmission environment with different transmission hazards. Typical hazards include vibration, impact (shock / fall) and compression. You can choose from DC's 1 to 18 for a variety of scenarios that simulate rail, air and truck transport for any product from a single packaged FedEx or UPS to a pallet load for import or export. There are three test intensities for each DC: Assurance Level I provides a high level of test density - but there is a low probability. Level III is a low level of test density - but there is a corresponding high probability of probability.

Programming A Shock / Drop per test, Manual Handling is usually performed using the free fall reducer tester; A test sample is subjected to a series of drops in various orientations to determine the ability of a sample to withstand the typical hazards of routine use, such as loading, unloading, stacking, sorting or palletizing. For long, narrow packages defined by D4169, a bridge impact test is required.

Compression testing according to Program C is a test method for determining the ability of the Vehicle Stacking, package system to withstand compressive loads experienced in storage or transport of vehicles. A calculated load at a packaged rate is applied and released.

Loose Load Vibration or Schedule F is a test method designed to assess the package's ability to withstand repeated impacts during transport. Using vertical linear or rotary motion, a package is subjected to repetitive pulses over a period of 30-60 minutes, depending on the Assurance Level used. The waiting time is distributed over multiple transmission aspects.

When packages are shipped by air transport or shipped in certain mountain passages, they may experience a reduction in ambient air pressure during transport. The Low Pressure hazard test according to Table I, ASTM D6653, helps you assess the effects that this reduction in pressure may have during transportation. This test can be omitted when the primary packaging consists of a porous material known to be unaffected by the low pressure effect.

Vehicle Vibration or Table E assists you in assessing the packaging system's ability to withstand vibration input during transport. Random vibration profiles are provided for truck, air and rail transport. In the absence of known inputs, a sixty-minute truck profile for the DC 13 followed by a two-hour air profile exposure is recommended; The waiting time is distributed according to multiple shipping directions.

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