Container Handbook. FM 55-17 Chapter 15 Container Construction and Inspection. 15-1. INTRODUCTION. In order to inspect containers, cargo handlers must first be familiar with the many different types and their construction. They must also know the kinds of structural damage that would cause the container to be rejected during an inspection. 15-2. COMMERCIAL CONTAINER CONSTRUCTION. The various containers and how they are built are discussed below. a. . (1) Steel container. End frames that are of fabricated or shaped steel sections (Figure 15-1) . (2) Aluminum container. Figure 15-2. . (3) FRP container. B. C. D. E. F. 15-3. A. NOTE: To hold the inspection time of a container to a minimum, once sufficient damage has been identified to cause rejection of the container, the inspection will stop. b. C. Figure 15-3 shows a damaged rear end frame and Figure 15-4 shows a damaged door assembly. Figure 15-3. Figure 15-4. D. . (2) With no apparent damage to the interior, inspect the outside of the container: curb side, front end, then roadside.
Figure 15-5. Figure 15-6. E. F. G. H. Shipping Container Standard Dimensions. Below are shipping container standard dimensions for various sizes and types of cargo container, including the reefer container, the open top container, and the dry freight container. When making plans and reviewing shipping container dimensions, keep in mind that the high cube containers have higher ceilings. Many people forget to include the container height when calculating container dimensions and measurements. In order to get a standard 8' ceiling height, you will need to use high cubes. This would allow about 10" of space for electric, hvac, etc. while still leaving enough room for an 8' ceiling. 40' Dry Freight ContainerRatingsMaximum Gross Weight: 67,200 lbs. Internal Shipping Container Standard Dimensions Length: 39' 1"Width: 7' 6"Height: 7' 8" External Shipping Container Standard DimensionsLength: 40'Width: 8'Height: 8' 6" Door OpeningWidth: 7' 6"Height: 7' 4" 20' Dry Freight ContainerRatings Maximum Gross Weight: 67,200 lbs.
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