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313 – Damages

Definition of Damage and Repairs
Normal Wear and Tear
“Normal Wear and Tear damages” are identified as slight damages to the Container exterior and internal surfaces and base while rendering the Container in an airworthy condition. Damages shall not exceed Limitation of Damages.
Typical slight damages are defined within categories listed below.
“Panels” – Minor Cracks and Holes
“Damaged frame extrusions” – Minor Cracks in extrusions.
“Missing Rivets” – Small number of Missing rivets.
“Bent Edge Rails” – Minor permanent deformation of edge rail/s
“Door/s” – Doors may be “hard” to close however panels shall not be distorted so that the safe and secure closing and latching of door is effected or so when latched it become beyond the normal external shape.
“Welded Corders” of Pallet – Minor cracks.
“Insulation Material” – For airworthiness strength the insulation may be damaged however in respect of insulation values all damages must be repaired.
“Strap Handles” – Minor abrasion
“Electrical Parts” – TCU (Temperature Control Units battery holder rechargeable battery sensor ables fan/s not caused by physical handling.
If in doubt “Do not use the Container” and transfer it to UniLode for an Inspection.
General Damages
“General Damages” are identified during an Inspection damages to the Container exterior and internal surfaces extrusions insulation material and for rubber extrusions exceeding limitation of of damages. The Container is no longer airworthy.
Typical Repairs are defined within categories listed below.
“Repair” – Sheet of side front aft roof or door panels using standard patches.
“Damaged extrusions” – Repaired in-situ
“Missing Rivets” – Rivets or mono bolts replaced in-situ
“Insulation material” – Repaired with foam and standard patches.
“Internal sealed edges” – Replaced and sealed inside the Container
“Door rubber extrusions” – – Replaced.
“Internal air guide” – Repaired in-situ
“Other Repairs” – Due to General Damages as per Inspection/Work Order.
Multiple Repairs may apply.
Structural Damages
Structural Damages are identified during an Inspection as excessive damage to a Container rendering it in an non-airworthy condition refers to the loss of structural integrity which is the loss of the load carrying capacity of a component within a structure to the structure itself.
Typical Spare Part/s and Repair/s are defined within categories listed below.
“Panels” – Replacement of top side forward aft top bottom panels
“Extrusions” – Replacement of one or multiple extrusions
“Pallet” – Replacement of complete pallet including foundation for panel construction.
“Door/s” – Replacement of door/s including support structure.
“Electrical” – Replacement of TCU Battery Holder Battery sensor cables and fan/s caused by negligence or misconduct e.g. damage is done purposely.
“Other Repairs” – Due to Structural Damages as per Inspection/Work Order.
Multiple Repairs may apply.-
Disclaimer: Damages and Repairs sadly does not follow a strict pattern, therefore, details listed above are for guidance and training purposes.

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