Packaging and Shipping Analysis of the LN-12 Inertial Platform.
AIR FORCE PACKAGING EVALUATION AGENCY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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The Air Force Packaging Evaluation Agencys AFPEA packaging and shipping analysis of the LN-12 Inertial Platform NSS 6605 00 945 8168 was initiated as a result of an urgent request by the Aerospace Guidance and Metrology Center AGMC, Newark AFS, Ohio, to investigate excessive damage to this unit. During the period August 1977 through 15 March 1978, 51 damaged platforms were received by AGMC. This represented an increase of 388 above the normal repair rate. The packs being used to ship the LN-12 platforms were manufactured by two different contractors. A comprehensive evaluation program revealed that the packs supplied by one of the contractors did not conform to the Transportation Packaging Order TPO. The shock level generated on the bottom face of this substandard pack, when dropped from a height of 30 inches, was 300 greater than the rated fragility of 20 G for this item. Author
- Containers and Packaging