Knots (use class 2 of MIL-STD-731 for allowable defects.
Cross grain (use class 2 of MIL-STD-731 for allowable defects.
Boards not surfaced where required.
Incorrectly applied or incorrect preservative.
Marking missing, illegible, or incorrect.
Protruding stringer boards or posts.
Intermediary deckboards not parallel to edge.
Moisture content for class 1 pallet components
shall be accomplished using any method of ASTM-D-2016.
shall be made on each deckboard and stringer board, two near the ends and one
at the center. The average shall represent the moisture content of the compo-
nent. Failure to meet unit or average requirements shall cause rejection (see
Moisture content of salt treated lumber. When salt treated lumber
is used the moisture content shall be measured as specified in the oven-drying
The test for verification of compliance with maximum
method of ASTM-D-2016.
water content requirements shall be accomplished on each batch of lumber
The test samples shall accompany the batch of lumber through each
stage of treatment and drying. Samples shall be the same lumber species and
exposed to the same processes as the batch they represent. Test data shall be
detailed on data sheets (one for each batch) giving weights and test results in
detail. Each sheet shall be certified by properly authorized treatment staff
personnel to be true and accurate and shall be approved by the DCASMA
126.96.36.199 Presence of preservative.
A sample of 15 pallets shall be selected at random from each lot for this test.
Four members (two cover assemblies and two base assemblies) of the pallets
selected, shall be subjected to the test specified below. If one or more
members fail to meet the applicable requirement (see 3.2.l.3.1), additional
members from the pallet shall be tested. The pallet will be considered accept-
able when a total of four individual members (two cover assemblies and two base
assemblies) meet the applicable requirements. Failure of any pallet to comply
with the requirements shall be cause for rejection of the lot.
Method of Test for Presence of Copper napthenate or Copper-8-
The materials and equipment required
Materials and Equipment.
are as follows.
Dissolve 0.5 grams chrome azurol "S"
Reagent (copper indicator).
concentrate (see 6.8) and 5.0 grams sodium acetate in 80 ml of distilled water
and then dilute further to 500 ml total with distilled water.
A common hand pump (fly/flit gun) sprayer type applicator
shall be used.