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Transportation & Distribution Simulation Studies

Transportation & Distribution Simulation Studies

Transportation and Distribution Simulation studies are a laboratory simulation of the general damage-producing motions, forces, conditions and sequences of transport environments. This demonstration of product handling is required prior to market release. This test includes any shipping materials used to transport the product and complies with ATSM D4169, ISTA 2A and ISTA 3A standards. Nelson Laboratories routinely completes this test and final report in 2 weeks.

Applicable Standards

  • ASTM D4169
  • ISTA 3A
  • ISTA 2A

Test Options

Standard turn around times (TAT) are listed below. Ask an expert for a specific consultation on your product. If you are ready to submit your samples for testing, click here to fill out the Sample Submission Form.

Code Test TAT (days) Request Quote
PKG125 Packaging: ASTM D4169 Performance Testing of Shipping Containers Add
PKG130 Packaging: ISTA 3A General Transportation & Distribution Simulation Study Add
PKG135 Packaging: ISTA 2A General Transportation & Distribution Simulation Study Add
PKG140 Packaging: Thermal Cycling for Transportation & Distribution Simulation Study Add
PKG145 Packaging: Custom Transportation & Distribution Simulation Study 2-3 weeks Add
PKG125 - Packaging: ASTM D4169 Performance Testing of Shipping Containers
Standard TAT not available for this product
PKG130 - Packaging: ISTA 3A General Transportation & Distribution Simulation Study
Standard TAT not available for this product
PKG135 - Packaging: ISTA 2A General Transportation & Distribution Simulation Study
Standard TAT not available for this product
PKG140 - Packaging: Thermal Cycling for Transportation & Distribution Simulation Study
Standard TAT not available for this product
PKG145 - Packaging: Custom Transportation & Distribution Simulation Study
TAT: 2-3 weeks days

Sample Specifications

PKG145: Dependent on package type

Study Outline

Transportation and Distribution Simulation testing is applicable across broad sets of circumstances, such as a variety of vehicle types and routes or a varying number of handling exposures. The study can include simple shaped random vibration, different drop heights and atmospheric conditioning.

Recommended replicates: When requesting a quote for ship testing, please provide the external dimensions of the corrugate box to be used for the test and the quantity of corrugate boxes that will be exposed.

When selecting ISTA 2A testing, atmospheric conditioning is a requirement. Please include this information when requesting a quote. Recommended conditions can be found as part of the standard, or contact us and we can help you determine appropriate conditions.

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