Transportability Testing of the Joint Modular Intermodal Platform (JMIP), TP-94-01, Transportability Testing Procedures
ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER MCALESTER OK VALIDATION ENGINEERING DIV
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The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center DAC, Validation Engineering Division SJMAC-DEV, was tasked by the Logistics Research and Development Activity AMSRD-AAR-AIL-F, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ to conduct transportability retesting on the Joint Modular Intermodal Platform JMIP manufactured by SEA BOX Inc, East Riverton, NJ. The testing was conducted in accordance with TP-94-01, Revision 2, June 2004, Transportability Testing Procedures. The change on the JMIP from the unit previously tested Report 06-04 A3 was that the pin and locking mechanism that supported the A-frame in the container transport position was redesigned. The objective of the testing was to evaluate the change in the design of the pin and locking mechanism that secured the A-frame in the container transport position when transportability tested in accordance with TP-94-01, Revision 2, June 2004. The following observations resulted from the testing of JMIP 1. Movement of the adjustment bolt on the cams did occur during the testing. The movement of the cam locking bolt was not significant enough to cause excessive movement of the JMIP. Future designs of the cam locking devices should prevent the bolts from moving in or out. 2. The pin and locking mechanism that held the A-frame in the container transport position completed the testing without failure or damage. The JMIP, with interface frames, as currently designed, is adequate to be used to transport the Navy JMIC containers with ammunition, onoff road, in an intermodal container during the LMUA. The maximum gross weight platform and payload weight is not to exceed 15,000 pounds during the LMUA.
- Couplers, Fasteners and Joints
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Containers and Packaging