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PROCEDURES CHANGES

Are you using the most current ISTA Procedures and Projects? ISTA's policy is to accept a test report based on a previous version of a Procedure for up to ONE YEAR after the revision is published. To avoid problems with damage claims or additional re-testing, based on outdated procedures, we encourage all users to be sure they are using the most current version. ISTA keeps this page updated with corrections, changes and edits, as well as current version dates for all procedures.


Based on TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS or CHANGES made to Procedures, the following are the current VERSION DATES for all ISTA Procedures:

2007: 7D
2008: 3A, 3F
2009: 3E, 4AB
2010: 7E, Project 6-SAMSCLUB
2011: 2A, 2B, 2C, 3H, 3K
2013: 3B
2014: 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1G, 1H


The following change has been made to the 2014 Resource Book.

PROCEDURE(S) AFFECTED
CHANGE MADE
TYPE OF CHANGE*
DATE OF CHANGE
Procedure 3A
In Test Block 8, page 23 the reference to an Air spectra was corrected to was corrected to Optional Random Vibration Under Low Pressure spectra. Step 5 was also corrected to reference the Over-the-Road random vibration instead of Optional Vibration Under Low Pressure. This error was the result of a copying issue during procedure maintenance.
Correction
January 2014
Procedures 3E, 3F
The Testing Council voted to remove the compression note from the before you begin compression testing sections of 3E and 3F due to several comments received by ISTA stating the note created confusion.
Clarification
January 2014
Procedures 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1G, 1H
Pre-Conditioning added to 1-Series Test Procedures: The 1-Series TSG and Technical Division Board have voted to approve adding a required 12-hour pre-conditioning sequence to all 1-Series Test Procedures. The 12 hour pre-conditioning sequence calls for the packaged-product to be stored at laboratory ambient temperature and humidity.
Enhancement
April 2014

 


ISTA PROCEDURES / PROJECTS TO BE DISCONTINUED IN 2013
The ISTA Technical Division, after a successful ballot from the appropriate ISTA Test Series Groups, has approved the discontinuation of seven (7) ISTA Procedures and Projects starting in January 2013. The following Procedures or Projects will NOT be published after 2012:

• ISTA Procedure 2D (use ISTA Procedure 3A-flat)
• ISTA Procedure 2E (use ISTA Procedure 3A-elongated)
• ISTA Procedure 2F (use NCC LTL Item 180, available from National Motor Freight Traffic Association www.nmfta.org)
• ISTA Procedure 3F
• ISTA Project 7A*
• ISTA Procedure 7B*
• ISTA Procedure 7C*
*The ISTA Technical Division will be considering adding test methods for reusables into existing ISTA procedures OR will develop a new project for reusables that will encompass the 3 discontinued 7-Series projects and procedures.

In addition, ISTA Procedure 7D, which was set for discontinuation in 2012, has been extended. You will find Procedure 7D, with editorial changes, included in the 2012 ISTA Resource Book. ISTA Members can download 7D through their Member Center account; non-members can order it through the ISTA E-Market.

The following change has been made to Project 3B. Members may LOGIN to download the most current versions of ISTA Procedures.

PROCEDURE(S) AFFECTED
CHANGE MADE
TYPE OF CHANGE*
DATE OF CHANGE
Project 3B
Revised the fork lift handling course requirements to allow for the course to be installed in any manner that prevents movement for the duration of the testing sequence: Page 11 of 35
Enhancement
November 2012

The following changes have been made to ISTA Procedures in the 2012 Resource Book. Members may LOGIN to download the most current versions of ISTA Procedures.

PROCEDURE(S) AFFECTED
CHANGE MADE
TYPE OF CHANGE*
DATE OF CHANGE
6-SAMSCLUB
Added definition for "slip sheet" on Page 2 of 45
Enhancement
January 2012
6-SAMSCLUB
Revised first bullet in Notes on Page 7 of 45 (Use this test for packaged-product defined as Small according to the Definitions section on page 2.)
Correction
January 2012
6-SAMSCLUB
Added Note to Overview on Page 15 of 45 to clarify the use of different formulas in calculating vertical compression (NOTE: The trial calculation that follows is intended to determine which required formula will be used to calculate the compression testing value. Calculating the trial formula first assures that the required compression minimum will be met.)
Clarification
January 2012
1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1G, 1H, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 3E, 3F, 3H, 7C

Added "Package" to PDA/PDT header

Correction
January 2012
2B
Added "warehoused" to table on Page 7 of 15 - in explanation of Compensating Factor (Typical range is 3-6, ISTA recommends a minimum of 5 if the packaged-product may be warehoused during distribution; otherwise a minimum of 4 is recommended.)
Correction
January 2012
3E
Revised text on Page 6 of 13, under table (Formula Term Definitions for calculations)
Correction
January 2012
3E
Revised text on Page 6 of 13, under table (The following are definitions of terms used in the Warehouse Compression and Vehicle Compression calculation sections that follow)
Clarification
January 2012
3E
Revised text on Page 6 of 13, under table (The Factor values given in the sections that follow are typical, but other F values may be used in certain situations including reduced factors.)
Clarification
January 2012
3E
Revised text on Page 6 of 13, under table (If the Compensating Factor values given in the sections that follow are not used, sufficient justification must be included in the Test Report.)
Clarification
January 2012
3E
Added bold and underline to text in Note in first table on Page 7 of 13 (…and no compression test will be required by this section - continue onto Vehicle Compression section.)
Clarification
January 2012
3B
Revised two portion Top Load division to be perpendicular, not parallel: Page 16 of 35 (A two portion Top Load apparatus, with the two portions of equal size and weight and divided
Correction
January 2012

ISTA PROCEDURES / PROJECTS TO BE DISCONTINUED IN 2013

The ISTA Technical Division, after a successful ballot from the appropriate ISTA Test Series Groups, has approved the discontinuation of seven (7) ISTA Procedures and Projects starting in January 2013. The following Procedures or Projects will NOT be published after 2012:

• ISTA Procedure 2D (use ISTA Procedure 3A-flat)
• ISTA Procedure 2E (use ISTA Procedure 3A-elongated)
• ISTA Procedure 2F (use NCC LTL Item 180, available from National Motor Freight Traffic Association www.nmfta.org)
• ISTA Procedure 3F (ISTA will release Project 3J in mid-2012 as a replacement to 3F)
• ISTA Project 7A*
• ISTA Procedure 7B*
• ISTA Procedure 7C*
*The ISTA Technical Division will be considering adding test methods for reusables into existing ISTA procedures OR will develop a new project for reusables that will encompass the 3 discontinued 7-Series projects and procedures.

In addition, ISTA Procedure 7D, which was set for discontinuation in 2012, has been extended. You will find Procedure 7D, with editorial changes, included in the 2012 ISTA Resource Book. ISTA Members can download 7D through their Member Center account; non-members can order it through the ISTA E-Market.


ISTA RELEASES PROJECT 6-SAMSCLUB; PROJECT 3J DISCONTINUED FOR 2011
ISTA released Project 6-SAMSCLUB in 2010 (Packaged-Products for Sam's ClubŪ Distribution System Shipment). Project 3J has been discontinued for 2011.

6-SAMSCLUB covers 4 main types of shipments received by Sam’s Club:

• Type A: Non-Perishable, initially shipped palletized (on standard or custom pallet)
• Type B: Non-Perishable, initially shipped floor-loaded, defined as Large
• Type C: Non-Perishable, initially shipped floor-loaded, defined as Small
• Type D: Perishable

Sam’s Club Suppliers and ISTA Certified Testing Labs are encouraged to use 6-SAMSCLUB in lieu of Project 3J. ISTA Members may download the full project, and test report form templates, through their ISTA Member Center account. Non-members can purchase the full project through the E-Market

ISTA® 6-SAMSCLUB is essentially an enhancement of ISTA® Project 3J, which was released early in 2010. After initial release of 3J, several requests for changes were made, prompting ISTA Staff to work with the packaging department at Sam’s Club to revise and re-classify this test project within our 6-Series (Member Performance Tests). 6-SAMSCLUB is more focused on the specific environment of the Sam’s Club store and less on generic club store distribution systems.

Project 3J will not be published in 2011. ISTA will be revising this project to make it more general for club store distribution. A re-release date of late 2011 or early 2012 is expected. All Sam’s Club suppliers should now use 6-SAMSCLUB.


The following changes have been made to ISTA Procedures in the 2011 Resource Book. Members may LOGIN to download the most current versions of ISTA Procedures.

PROCEDURE(S) AFFECTED
CHANGE MADE
TYPE OF CHANGE*
DATE OF CHANGE
3J
-NO LONGER PUBLISHED-
6-SAMSCLUB is now the appropriate procedure for Sam’s Club suppliers.
-
January 2011
5B
-NO LONGER PUBLISHED-
Refer to ISTA 7E and Standard 20 for the testing of insulated shipping containers
-
January 2011
7D
-LAST YEAR OF PUBLICATION-
2011 will be the last year Procedure 7D is published. Refer to ISTA 7E for the testing of insulated shipping containers
-
January 2011
3K

NEW PROJECT: Fast Moving Consumer Goods in the European Retail Supply Chain

NEW PROJECT January 2011
2A, 2B
Change made to the formula used to determine the S value for compression testing http://www.ista.org/2A2BBYBCompression9-2010.pdf Technical January 2011
2C, 3H
Change made to the Air Ride vibration spectrum http://www.ista.org/2011-2C3H_AirRideVibration.pdf Technical January 2011
2F
Correction to directions in Test Block 6 Correction January 2011
2F
Corrected formula used for Large/Heavy packaged-products Correction January 2011
3B
Change made to the concentrated impact equipment used (similar to ASTM D6344) Technical Enhancement January 2011
3B
Fork Handling Course revised in an effort to loosen restrictions, making the course easier to create
Enhancement January 2011
3B
Now allows for no vibration top-load of packaged-products over 72 in tall (1.8 m) Technical Enhancement January 2011
3B
Now includes a maximum top load value Technical Enhancement January 2011
3B
Revised Before You Begin for a clearer description of the top load apparatus Clarification  
3E, 3H
Before You Begin Compression revised for clarification when using the Apply & Release method Clarification January 2011
3H
Before You Begin Compression Testing re-written for easier interpretation of the requirements. Editorial January 2011
1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 2C, 3E, 3F, 3,H
Compression testing equipment requirements changed to allow fixed or floating platens Editorial January 2011
6-Series
Description revised to allow for additional uses of the 6-Series Enhancement January 2011
GUIDELINES
The Guidelines have been updated to reflect changes made to the procedure line-up; also added 2 new sections on using “engineering judgments” and non-ISTA certifications Enhancement January 2011

Types of Changes:
TECHNICAL: These changes will affect the procedure in the way it is performed, in the levels of the test methods, or the types of test methods used. TECHNICAL changes require the review, discussion and approval of at least one ISTA Test Series Group (TSG) as well as the ISTA Testing Council.

CORRECTION: These are editorial changes made to text in regards to grammar, typographical errors or human errors in the creation of the document. CORRECTIONS are approved by the ISTA Technical Division Chair and VP-Technical.

CLARIFICATION: These are edits made to a procedure that will help to clarify an existing method or text that has been found to be confusing. CLARIFICATIONS are approved by the ISTA Technical Division Chair and VP-Technical.

ENHANCEMENT: These are additions to the procedure that allow for easier use. ENHANCEMENTS are currently approved by the ISTA Technical Council or appropriate Project workgroup.


The following changes have been made to ISTA Procedures since the release of the 2010 Resource Book. Members may LOGIN to download the most current versions of ISTA Procedures.

PROCEDURE(S) AFFECTED
CHANGE MADE
TYPE OF CHANGE*
DATE OF CHANGE
1C, 1D
Before You Begin Compression Conditioning: Revised tables used to calculate test force or load with better explanation and accurate minimum/maximum values Clarification May 2010
Project 3J
Added a definition for standard and custom pallets;
Corrected “Overview” paragraph on page 13 to indicate the 30-second compression test for Perishables;
Revisions made to correct formatting issues
Editorial / Clarification / Editorial May 2010
3A
Identification of Faces, Edges and Corners for Express Mailers revised to better reflect orientations for a two-dimensional mailer/envelope. Clarification April 2010
All Procedures and Projects

The “Reporting an ISTA Test” section in each ISTA testing protocol has been revised to list more details on completing and submitting a test report form. Information previously on this page is in the Guidelines for Selecting and Using ISTA Procedures and Projects.

Enhancement January 2010
2E
Test Block 4, Step 4 was re-written for better interpretation of the test method. Clarification January 2010
3A
Test Block 9, Step 17: the set-up for smalls was revised to show the proper positioning of the sample bag. Clarification January 2010
3B
A number of editorial revisions, particularly in TEST BLOCK 15, “Fork Lift Handling”, to help with interpretation of requirements. Clarification January 2010
3B
Test Block 15: Flat Push tests now require just one fork blade tip in contact with the pallet’s center block/stringer. Correction January 2010
3E
Test Block 4 has been re-written for better interpretation of the required method. Clarification January 2010
3E
Before You Begin Shock Testing: re-written to include proper terms (impact velocity for incline-impact and velocity change for horizontal impact)
Clarification January 2010
3E
Test Block 5, Step 3: re-written to identify proper determination of vibration test time. Clarification January 2010
3E
Before You Begin Compression: re-written for easier interpretation of the requirements. Clarification January 2010
3F
Before You Begin Compression: “Test Load” changed to “Test Force” Clarification January 2010
3H
Test Block 7, Step 3: re-written to identify proper determination of vibration test time. Correction January 2010
7D
Added a “last year of publication” notice to first page. Procedure 7D will not be published after 2010; a new project will supersede 7D later in the year.   January 2010

 

The following changes have been made to ISTA Procedures since the release of the 2009 Resource Book.

PROCEDURE(S) AFFECTED
CHANGE MADE
TYPE OF CHANGE*
DATE OF CHANGE
1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 2A, 2B, 2D, 2E, 2F
Instructions for the second portion of the fixed displacement test have been clarified to instruct the user to begin at a low frequency and increase the frequency until the shim can be properly inserted.
Clarification June, 2009

 

The following changes have been made to ISTA Procedures in the 2009 Resource Book. Members may LOGIN to download the most current versions of ISTA Procedures.

PROCEDURE(S) AFFECTED
CHANGE MADE
TYPE OF CHANGE*
DATE OF CHANGE
3E, 3H

Method for determining Vibration Time changed to reflect a new formula for test time as it relates to distance traveled.

Technical January 2009
6-Series
More detailed descriptions added, including basic testing requirements. Editorial January 2009
1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1G, 1H, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 3A, 3E, 3F, 3H
Statements allowing inspections after a test method have been removed. Inspections will no longer be allowed if testing is being done for ISTA certification. Editorial January 2009
1C, 1D, 1E, 1G, 1H, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2F, 3E, 3F, 3H, 7B, 7D
Theoretical stroke added to vibration profiles. Enhancement January 2009
1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 2F, 3E, 3F, 3H, 4AB
Compression equipment requirements changed to clarify that a fixed platen should be used. Clarification January 2009
3A
Further explanation of how to calculate the top-load that is used. Clarification January 2009
3A
“Random Vibration Under Vacuum” changed to “Random Vibration Under Low Pressure” to better reflect testing that is done.
Clarification January 2009
3A
Top-Load apparatus requirements changed to allow for a minimum of 1” and a maximum 3” overhang on all sides. Editorial January 2009
2A, 2B, 3E, 3F, 3H
Further explanation of compression compensating factors added. Clarification January 2009

The following changes have been made to ISTA Procedures since the release of the 2008 Resource Book. Members may LOGIN to download the most current versions of ISTA Procedures.

PROCEDURE(S) AFFECTED
CHANGE MADE
TYPE OF CHANGE*
DATE OF CHANGE
2B

Test Sequence (page 3 of 15), Corrected Step 5 to show proper levels, added Rotational Edge Drop as Step 6, updated "Note" after table to show vibration sequences as #4 and #7

Corrected value used in formula for Fixed Displacement Vibration (page 8 of 15). Value should be 11,800 vibratory impacts.

A note was added to the Before You Begin Compression section to clarify that when the S-value is 1 (or when the user knows nothing will be stacked on the unit), the formula will equal zero and therefore no compression is necessary.

Correction October 1, 2008
3H
Test Sequence (page 3 of 19), Sequence 10 corrected to 2 mph (0.9m/s) 15 ms Half Sine Correction April 23, 2008
3A
Header/Footer date changed to FEBRUARY 2008; Last Editorial date changed to FEBRUARY 2008. Update Feb. 26, 2008
3A
Test Sequences: Test Blocks referenced for Vibration Testing now include all Test Blocks used. Editorial Feb. 26, 2008
3A
Top-Load Apparatus for Small description added to Page 13. Editorial Feb. 26, 2008
3A
Explanation for * in Top-Load Formulas table added to bottom of page. Editorial Feb. 26, 2008
3A
TEST BLOCK 1: redundant word removed from Step 4;
Step 10 replaced with easier explanation of continued steps.
Editorial Feb. 26, 2008
3A
TEST BLOCK 2: Further direction added to Step 5. Editorial Feb. 26, 2008
3A
TEST BLOCK 5: Step 16 corrected to show proper Test Block title. Editorial Feb. 26, 2008
3A
TEST BLOCK 8: “Optional” comment revised; Step 1 added to direct user to TEST BLOCK 2 prior to continuing; Test sequence re-numbered accordingly; direction in Step 7 corrected accordingly. Editorial Feb. 26, 2008
3A
Title for TEST BLOCK 11 corrected to read “Full Rotational Flat Drop” Editorial Feb. 26, 2008

Below is a list of the changes that were effective for 2008.

Please note that a majority of the ISTA Procedures have had one or more technical change for 2008. All procedures have gone through formatting changes in the 2008 versions, to make them more consistent with each other and easier to use. Please be sure you are using the correct procedure version - VERSION DATES are listed at the top of this page.

PROCEDURE(S) AFFECTED
CHANGE MADE
TYPE OF CHANGE*
DATE OF CHANGE
2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3E, 3F, 3H, 7A, 7B, 7C
2 additional temperature and humidity cycles added to Atmospheric Conditioning table Technical January 2008
2C, 3E, 3F, 7C
Replaced truck vibration spectrum with ISTA 3H Steel Spring vibration spectrum Technical January 2008
3A
Top Load round-up increments changed to 5 pound (from 25 pound) Technical January 2008
3A
Top Load orientation changed for irregulars, tubes and pails Technical January 2008
2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3E, 3F, 3H, 7A, 7B, 7C
Corrected "Standard Conditions" (formerly Controlled temperature) Fahrenheit temperature value to 73°F Editorial Correction January 2008
7A
TEST BLOCK 2, Step 5, corrected missing words Editorial Correction January 2008
2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3E, 3F, 3H, 7A,7B, 7C
Changed titles of Atmospheric Conditioning sequences Editorial Change January 2008
ALL
Version Dates added for both last Technical Change made and last Editiorial Change made Enhancement January 2008
ALL (except 3A, which saw this change in 2007)
Test Blocks numbered throughout procedure Enhancement January 2008
2F, 3A
Test Block numbers added to test sequence tables Enhancement January 2008

The following changes were included in the 2007 edition of the Resource Book.

PROCEDURE
CHANGE MADE
TYPE OF CHANGE*
DATE OF CHANGE
3H
Test Sequence was corrected to show test level in Sequence #10; also corrected to show that sequence as "Required" (not just for rail shipments) Correction October 2007
2A, 2B, 3E, 3H
A note was added to the Before You Begin Compression section to clarify that when the S-value is 1 (or when the user knows nothing will be stacked on the unit), the formula will equal zero and therefore no compression is necessary. Clarification May 2007
3H
The term "unitized load" was changed to "bulk container" where appropriate. Clarification May 2007
2C
Shock Test Blocks A, B, C, D: Edited to include qualifiers for Exception One and Two testing. Clarification May 2007
2C
Shock Test Block C: Corrected the face orientations that are impacted to small, opposite small, large and opposite large. Correction May 2007
3A
Added a second series of free fall drops for FLAT and ELONGATED packaged-products. Click here for details on this addition.
TECHNICAL March 2007
3A
Page 2 (Preface): picture graphics added to help with identifying the different package types. Enhancement March 2007
3A
Page 16 (Before You Begin OPTIONAL Vibration Under Vacuum):Changed unit "mm HG/torr" to "mm Hg (torr)", in order to avoid confusion. Some vacuum chambers use torr instead of mm Hg as the measured value. Clarification March 2007
7D
Correction made to last Cycle Period listed on Page 6 (Cold/Hot and Hot/Cold). Due to a copy and paste error, this table is incorrect in the 2007 Resource Book. Correct table is listed in the 2006 version. Correction March 2007

The following changes were included in the 2007 edition of the ISTA Resource Book.

PROCEDURE
CHANGE MADE
TYPE OF CHANGE*
DATE OF CHANGE
3A
Test Block 7: SMALLS changed to "do NOT test in bag"
Correction January 2007
3A
Test Block 6: SMALLS changed to "do NOT test in bag" Correction January 2007
3A
Test Block 8 for SMALLS: orientations listed corrected to correspond with ID of faces/corners/edges Clarification January 2007
3A
Equipment Required for SMALLS: added statement to fill internal dunnage packages Clarification January 2007
3A
Before You Begin Optional Vibration Under Vacuum: In the unit table, "torr" was added to metric units for barometric pressure Clarification January 2007
3A
Test Blocks 4, 5, 6 and 7: added random vibration spectrum being used Clarification January 2007
3A
Identification of Orientations: NOTE added that most stable orientation may be different than intended shipping orientation. Clarification

January 2007

3A
Equipment Required Additional: For SMALLS, added approximate sizes for overnight envelope, #5 and #6 mailers Clarification January 2007
7A
Equipment Required Shock: text change from "potatoes" to "simulated product"
Clarification
January 2007
7A
Before You Begin Atmospheric: text change from "potatoes" to "simulated product"
Clarification
January 2007
7A
Shock Testing: text change from "potatoes" to "simulated product"
Clarification
January 2007
7D
Many editorial changes were made throughout the document to clarify the testing procedure. Clarification January 2007

The changes listed below were made to ISTA Procedures between 2005 and 2006.

PROCEDURE
CHANGE MADE
TYPE OF CHANGE*
DATE OF CHANGE
2A
In the Random VIbration test block, Page 14, Step 11 was corrected to show the end of testing.
Typographical Correction
September 2006
3A
In Test Block 10, Page 22, Step 5 was removed for redundancy.
Typographical Correction
May 2006
7D
In the Before You Begin Atmospheric Temperature Testing section, Page 6, the 72-hour international expedited airfreight transport profiles listed an incorrect time for the 4th sequence. The Cycle Period Hours should be 24, not 14.
Technical Correction
October 2005
3A, 3C
In the Before You Begin Vibration Under Dynamic Load section, the units for top-loads have been corrected to read Kilograms and Pounds.
Typographical Correction
June 2005
2A, 2B, 2C, 3E, 3H

In the Before You Begin Compression section of Procedures 2A, 2B, 3E and 3H the formulas have been corrected. The formula for the dead weight test should be:

Wt x (S-1) x F

In the Before You Begin Vibration Under Dynamic Load section of Procedure 2C, the 9.8 metric conversion factor has been removed from the dead weight formula.

Technical Correction
June 2005
2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3C, 3E, 3F, 3H, 7A, 7B and 7C
In the “Before You Begin Atmospheric Conditioning” blocks in the referenced Procedures, the humidity for the “Controlled temperature” sequence should be 50% RH ± 5%.
Technical Correction
May 2005
2B
In the Identification of Faces, Edges and Corners section, the Edge is mislabeled. It should be Edge 1-2.
Typographical Correction
May 2005
3A
In the “Second Shock Test Block for STANDARD and SMALL”, the drop heights listed in the “Small (in a bag)” column were incorrect. The proper drop height is 610 mm (24 in.)
Technical Correction
April 2005
7D
the “Cycle Period Hours” numbers are inconsistent with the “Total Time Hours” in two of the tables. At the bottom of page 5 of 13, the “8”s in the “Cycle Period Hours” columns should be “12”s (2 places). On the top of page 6 of 13, the “12”s in the “Cycle Period Hours” columns should be “6”s (2 places).
Technical Correction
April 2005
1B, 1E, 1H, 2B

Under the Caution statement in the Before You Begin Shock Testing section, the last bullet point should read:

• you may conduct the Rotational Edge Drop test on both of the shortest edges.

Typographical Correction
January 2005

 


Types of Changes:
TECHNICAL: These changes will affect the procedure in the way it is performed, in the levels of the test methods, or the types of test methods used. TECHNICAL changes require the review, discussion and approval of at least one ISTA Test Series Group (TSG) as well as the ISTA Testing Council.

CORRECTION: These are editorial changes made to text in regards to grammar, typographical errors or human errors in the creation of the document. CORRECTIONS are approved by the ISTA Technical Division Chair and VP-Technical.

CLARIFICATION: These are edits made to a procedure that will help to clarify an existing method or text that has been found to be confusing. CLARIFICATIONS are approved by the ISTA Technical Division Chair and VP-Technical.

ENHANCEMENT: These are additions to the procedure that allow for easier use. ENHANCEMENTS are currently approved by the ISTA Technical Council or appropriate Project workgroup.