Qualification Testing of the SmartVault Household Goods Shipping Container
AIR FORCE PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING FACILITY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The Air Force Packaging Technology Engineering Facility AFPTEF was tasked to perform qualification testing of the SmartVault Container, manufactured by Smart Move Transportation, LLC, for the U.S. Army Surface Deployment and Distribution Command SDDC approval for use as a military household goods container. This container was tested by AFPTEF in 2008 and did not meet test requirements, chiefly due to a lack of water-tightness. However, Smart Move has since developed a new sealing procedure for the container and requested that the container be re-tested. Tests were performed in accordance with SDDC Pamphlet No. 55-12, ASTM D4169, Distribution Cycle 18 and MIL-STD-810G. Although the SmartVault containers latches had a tendency to slip out of place, the door remained closed during testing and otherwise successfully met all test requirements. This report will be furnished to the SDDC and Smart Move for their use in determining approval of the SmartVault container for transportation of household goods.
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