1. During the test, a uniformly distributed load equivalent to the difference between the rated mass and the tare weight of the container should be placed in the container and fully bolted.
2. The ground on which the offshore container falls should be a flat concrete floor or other hard surface. The ground may be covered with planks, which shall not exceed 50 mm in thickness.
3. Lift the marine container tilted so that the angle between the side beam and the end beam connected to the lowest angle on the bottom of the container and the ground is not less than 5°. On the bottom surface of the container, the height difference between the lowest corner point and the highest corner point should not be greater than 400 mm.
4. During testing, the corner with the worst stiffness should be selected as the lowest impacted corner.
5. The lowest corner point of the offshore container should be more than 50 mm away from the ground. The initial impact velocity of the offshore container touching the ground shall not be less than 1m/s.
6. After testing, the offshore container shall not show significant permanent deformation or damage. Small repairable open welds and deformations are allowed.
TLS will not proceed to the next production step until the marine container has passed the vertical impact test