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Inspection & Repair Criteria (UCIRC)
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1. 

INTRODUCTION

 

1.1  

GENERAL

These criteria are designed for use at all container inspections;

  • The criteria should not vary between an in-service and on / off hire survey inspection and should be accepted on a universal basis by shipping lines, container leasing companies and container operators supporting these criteria for all general worldwide container interchanges;
  • Items not specifically detailed in the criteria are covered by this general introduction only if they require repair;
  • Any user of these criteria requiring a standard above that detailed in the criteria should negotiate directly with the depot and/or owner / operator concerned;
  • The tolerances / permitted damages listed are not the minimum necessary to meet basic safety requirements but are selected to ensure the container is serviceable while minimising the need for repair and thereby preserving asset life; and
  • The repair method selected should be the most economical and suit the particular repair location.

 

1.2

ACCEPTABLE DAMAGE


This is defined as damage that is not to be repaired and includes:

  • All flange damage except damage to weld connections;
  • Deformation of structural members up to ISO +10mm on the side face and ISO +5mm on the end face; and
  • Previous repairs should not be reworked unless the structural integrity of the container is compromised or it is unsuitable for cargo.

 

1.3

NON-ACCEPTABLE DAMAGE

This is defined as damage that must be repaired because:

  • The International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972, as amended (CSC) is violated and container safety is affected;
  • The Customs Convention is violated;
  • There is a reduction in the internal height dimension by more than 70mm and/or the internal width / length dimension by more than 50mm;
  • The container is unsuitable for cargo;
  • Cracks in welds are present unless otherwise stated; and
  • Corrosion, not due to paint failure, which causes loss of structural integrity.

 

1.4

WEAR & TEAR

This is defined as unavoidable change or deterioration of the condition of the container brought about by routine operational use and includes :

  • General paint deterioration;
  • Deterioration of door gaskets and fittings;
  • Deterioration of door fixings arising from deterioration of doors;
  • Flooring de-laminations resulting from routine cargo loading and unloading cycles.

 

1.5

MANUFACTURING DEFECTS

  • Manufacturing defects or suspected manufacturing defects are to be reported to the owner.

 

2.       MAIN STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS

COMPONENT DAMAGE RECOMMENDED REPAIR METHODS

2.1   RAILS, HEADERS & SILLS

Top side rail

Holed, cut, torn, broken, cracked
Deformation in excess of 30mm

 

Weld or straighten, or straighten and weld, or insert, or section, or renew

 

Bottom side rail web

Holed, cut, torn, broken, cracked
Deformation in excess of 50mm

Weld or straighten, or straighten and weld, or insert, or section, or renew

 

Flange

Cracks or tears which extend into web radius

 

Weld or straighten and weld 

Front & rear headers

Holed, cut, torn, broken, cracked
Deformation in excess of 40mm

Weld or straighten, or straighten and weld, or insert, or section, or renew

 

Front & rear sill

Holes, cut, torn, broken, cracked
Deformation exceeding 50mm

Weld or straighten, or straighten and weld, or insert, or section, or renew

 

2.2   POSTS

Corner posts

Holed, cut, torn, broken, cracked

Weld, or straighten and weld, or insert or renew

 

Dents exceeding 20mm

Straighten, or insert or renew

 

Bend , bow or deformation, if exceeding outer faces of corner castings by +5mm on end face or +10 mm on side face

 

Straighten, or insert or renew
Corner castings Cracked, deformed, broken

Replace

 

Deformation preventing correct twistlock operation

Replace

 

2.3   FLOOR UNDERSTRUCTURE

Fork lift pocket & goose neck tunnel assembly

Top plate separation from floor in excess of 10mm or floor screws ineffective

 

Straighten or weld, or straighten and weld, or insert, or renew

Web holed, cut, torn, or cracked in excess of 500mm or extending into a weld connection

 

Weld, or straighten and weld, or insert, or renew

Lower flange connection to bottom side rail, holed, cut, torn, cracked extending into web radius

 

Weld, or straighten and weld, or insert, or section or renew

Web deformation below line of corner castings

 

Straighten, or straighten and weld, or insert, or renew

Top plate pushed up in excess of 50mm, cut, torn or broken

 

Straighten or weld, or straighten and weld, or insert, or renew

Strap broken, cracked, cut, torn, missing

 

Weld, or straighten and weld, or replace

Cross members

Web holed, torn, broken, cracked, cut, missing

Weld, or straighten and weld, or insert, or renew

 

Web deformed in excess of 75mm

Straighten, or renew

 

Web upper flange separated from floor by more than 10mm

 

Straighten and refix, or renew

Bowed up by more than 50mm or below line of corner castings

Straighten, or renew

 

3.     OTHER COMPONENTS
    

 COMPONENT

DAMAGE

RECOMMENDED REPAIR METHODS


3.1   FLOOR

Floor planks and panels

Gouge greater than 15mm deep irrespective of length

 

Section or renew

Gouge more than 6mm deep and greater than 150mm wide irrespective of length

 

Section or renew

Delamination or other damage (affecting floor strength)

 

Replace if structural

Difference in height between adjacent planks / panels greater than 10mm

 

Refasten

Holes other than nail holes

 

Plug (maximum 25mm diam.)

Floor fastenings

 

Protruding

 

Refasten

Three or more adjacent broken / loose, missing fasteners

 

Refasten or replace

 

3.2   DOORS

Door

 

Holed, cut, torn, broken, cracked component or weld, or deformation affecting security and operation of doors

 

Weld or straighten, or straighten and weld, or patch, or insert, or renew

Missing / broken or loose parts which affect door operation or watertightness

 

Replace or refix

J Bars

If interfering with door operation

Weld or straighten, or straighten and weld, or insert

 

Data plates

Loose or missing plates

Refasten or replace

 

3.3   PANELS

Side / front / Roof panels including header plate

Dents into cube which reduce the internal width by more than 50mm from the inner corrugation including multiple dents, or 70mm from the floor to the roof inner corrugation

 

Straighten, or straighten and weld, patch, insert or renew

Holed, torn or cut

Weld, or straighten and weld, patch, or insert

 

Dents exceeding the outer face of corner castings +40mm

Straighten, or straighten and weld, or patch, or insert

 

 

4.      OTHER ITEMS

 COMPONENT

DAMAGE

RECOMMENDED REPAIR METHODS


Lashing rings

Broken, cracked or missing or non functional

 

Weld, or replace, or straighten

Surfaces

Glue (Sticky)

Clean and/or paint

 

Odour, infestation, debris, contamination that can be transferred

 

Clean and/or remove

Vents blocked, loose, damaged and not weathertight, missing

 

Repair/replace

Graffiti / foreign markings
- offensive / possibly offensive

 

Repair / remove

ISO decals

Missing or illegible

 

Replace

Rain gutters

Damage affecting door operation or exceeding outer face of corner castings +10mm

 

Straighten or remove

Hazardous labels

Remaining on panels

Remove

These standards are for guidance only. In the event of a dispute, XINES as owner reserves the right to solely determine the course of action to be taken, which will take precedence over these guidelines. XINES may amend these guidelines at any time and without prior notification. 

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