ISTA Series 3E Test Request Form

    Test Project 3E is a general simulation test for unitized loads of similar retail or institutional packaged-products shipped from a manufacturing location to a distribution center. The unitized loads of packaged-products are shipped through a motor carrier (truck) delivery system, where an entire trailer-load is filled with unitized packaged-products, often of similar retail packaged-products, intended for one destination. This type of shipment is called Full Truckload (FTL).

    Please fill in the blanks below and then choose a test procedure and desired turn-around time so that an accurate quote may be provided.


    Accounts Payable Information (Person receiving Invoice)






    Contact Information (Person receiving report)










    Quote

    Please Provide Quote

    If you would like a quotation to perform the required tests, please complete the test request form and submit in order to receive an accurate quote. If you need assistance completing the input forms or have any questions, I would be glad to help you. Contact Manuel Rosa Jr. at 618-277-1160


    Number of test samples required to perform ISTA 3E: 1

    PLUS an additional empty pallet.

    Samples should be an untested actual package and product, but if one or both are not available, the substitutes shall be as identical as possible to actual items.

    To permit an adequate determination of the representative performance of the packaged-product ISTA:

    • Requires the test procedure with the required number of samples, to be performed one time, but
    • Recommends performing the entire test procedure five or more times using new samples for each test.

    Note: In order to ensure testing in perfect condition, products and packages for testing shall be:

    • Adequately over-packaged for shipment OR
    • Repackaged in new packaging at the laboratory

    Note: Any pallet or skid used in this procedure should be of a type and condition which is typical of what is in
    actual field use for the packaged-product being tested

    Note: It is important to thoroughly document the configuration, materials and construction of the tested product
    and package. Significant variations in performance can sometimes be caused by seemingly insignificant
    differences.

    Package Information

    Product Size (inches)






    Note: If Pro-Pack returns a package after testing without performing a post-inspection, the customer must provide written documentation stating the package passed or failed.


    ISTA 3 E

    – Unitized Loads of Same Product (Conditioning – Optional – see below, Shock, Rotational Edge Drop," "Compression, Random Vibration and Rotational Edge Drop Test).

    The compensating factor may be reduced if sufficient justification is provided such as atmospheric preconditioning, structures that support the compressive load are not affected by time, temperature, or humidity for example.



    Pre-Conditioning OPTIONAL

    Please choose ONE of the following pre-conditioning options:

    NOTE: An entire test series is required for each condition chosen below.

    No ConditioningFrozen or winter ambient (-20°F (-29°C), Uncontrolled Relative Humidity)Refrigerated Packages (40°F (5°C), 85 +/- 5% Relative Humidity)Controlled Temperature (73°F (23°C), 50 +/- 5% Relative Humidity)Tropical Wet Climate (100°F (38°C), 85 +/- 5% Relative Humidity)Tropical (Wet) THEN Desert (Dry)(100°F (38°C), 85 +/- 5% Relative Humidity then 140°F (60°C), 30 +/- 5% Relative Humidity)Desert or Summer Ambient (120°F (50°C), Uncontrolled Relative Humidity)Extreme Heat, dry (140°F (60°C), 15 +/- 5% Relative Humidity)Severe Cold (0°F (-18°C), Uncontrolled Relative Humidity)User Defined Temp and Humidity (+/- 5%)


    Pass/Fail Criteria



    Turn-Around Time

    Our standard turnaround time is 5-10 business days but we do offer an express service which will guarantee test results sooner for an additional charge. Please indicate the desired turnaround time below. The additional charge for the express service is based upon how fast test results are needed. If our work load allows us to get the tests completed sooner than 5 days there will be no express charge.



    *All Express services guarantee TEST RESULTS ONLY in the time frame indicated. Depending on the test series chosen, a full test report may not be possible in which case the test report will typically follow 2 to 3 days following testing.

    Return Information

    If yes, please indicate method of shipment and account numbers where applicable.