Guide to Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) Reinspection of Modular Causeway Systems (MCS) ISOPAK Components
TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI
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In accordance with AR 56-4 paragraph 3.3, intermodal configured modular systems must meet regulatory requirements to include CSC certification. In conformance with 49 CFR 452, in order to maintain CSC certification and ensure continued safe handling and transportability in the commercial intermodal transport environment, the intermodal configured modules must be periodically examined. In accordance with DOD 4500.9-R DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION REGULATION PART VI, All ISO containers ISOPAKs are classified as ISO containers for purposes of intermodal movement that move in the Defense Transportation System DTS must be certified to meet 49 CFR and CSC46 U.S.C. app. 1503 standards. This Modular Causeway Systems MCS reinspection program endeavors to comply with these directives and ensure that no injury to personnel or damage to property occurs from structural failure or deficiency. This document provides reinspection criteria and procedures to be used when visually examining MCS ISOPAK components. The criteria and procedures contained herein enable personnel to identify MCS components that are serviceable and safe for intermodal loading and shipping. This document applies to any commercially owned or military owned Modular Causeway Component System meeting the standards of the International Organization for Standardization ISO and certified under the provisions of the International Convention for Safe Containers CSC. This document is specifically used worldwide by civilians and military personnel responsible for inspecting and selecting serviceable MCS Components for shipment of Department of Defense DOD materiel. This document provides a variety of helpful illustrations.
- Containers and Packaging
- Military Forces and Organizations