Topple test

Applicability

For all types of flexible IBC, as a design type test.

Preparation of the IBC for test

The IBC shall be filled to not less than 95% of its capacity and to its maximum permissible gross
mass, the contents being evenly distributed.

Method of testing

The IBC shall be caused to topple on to any part of its top on to a rigid, non-resilient, smooth, flat and
horizontal surface.

Topple height

Packing group I

Packing group II

Packing group III

1.8 m

1.2 m

0.8 m

 

Criteria for passing the test

No loss of contents. A slight discharge, e.g. from closures or stitch holes, upon impact shall not be
considered to be a failure of the IBC provided that no further leakage occurs.

Righting test

Applicability

For all flexible IBCs designed to be lifted from the top or side, as a design type test.

Preparation of the IBC for test

The IBC shall be filled to not less than 95% of its capacity and to its maximum permissible gross
mass, the contents being evenly distributed.

Method of testing

The IBC, lying on its side, shall be lifted at a speed of at least 0.1 m/s to upright position, clear of the
floor, by one lifting device or by two lifting devices when four are provided.

Criteria for passing the test

No damage to the IBC or its lifting devices which renders the IBC unsafe for carriage or handling.

Vibration test

Applicability

For all IBCs used for liquids, as a design type test.
NOTE: This test applies to design types for IBCs manufactured after 31 December 2010 (see
also 1.6.1.14).

Preparation of the IBC for test

A sample IBC shall be selected at random and shall be fitted and closed as for carriage. The IBC shall
be filled with water to not less than 98% of its maximum capacity.

Test method and duration

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