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100 – Limitation of Damages

1.Limitations:Damage:Location:
1.1.The container shall be checked for any damages prior to loading as damaged containers may damage the aircraft loading and/or the restraint system invalidating the certified airworthiness-
2.Scope of Work
2.1.To ensure that a unit is in a serviceable condition it must be checked BEFORE EACH AND EVERY USE and any damages shall be within limitation of damages listed herein-
3.Prerequisites
3.1.Container Check shall be performed in compliance with OEM CMM (Component Maintenance Manual) and Operation Manual (OM)-
3.2.Additional Container Check/s defined by the Client and/or Handling Agent may be performed as per its rules-
4.Responsibilities
4.1.Handling Agent
4.1.1.Responsible for performing a Check prior to each Container Loading and upon each Container Return-
5.Procedure
5.1.Limitations of damages
5.1.1.If any damages are found that exceed the limitations described below the unit has to be taken out of services for repair and transferred immediately to UniLode-
5.2.The base of the ULD is a certified standard pallet from third parties- The damage limitations of the pallet can be found in this sectionDamaged palletPallet
5.2.1.Pallet SheetDamaged palletPallet
5.2.1.1.Deformations are allowed as long as:
• The correct restraint of the pallet is not restricted;
• No more than 5 mm indentation in a local area of Ø200 mm (Ø8”)
• There is not more than 1 hole with an area of 35 cm2 per 1 m2;
• The distance between two holes is not less than 500 mm;
• There is no more than one tear up to 100 mm long and 6 mm wide per 1 m2;
5.2.1.2.Important notice: In case of a combination of above-mentioned damages reduce the values of the holes/tears by 50%
5.2.3.Edge rails on PalletDamaged palletPallet
Deformations of the edge rails are allowed as long as:
5.2.3.1.The deformation does not restrict the correct restraint of the pallet; the deformation does not exceed 25 mm (1”) in length with a maximum of 1 per 1 m (40”) edge rail length;
5.2.3.2.A maximum of 1 crack per 1m (40”) edge rail length; the crack is not in the area of an aircraft lock-
5.2.4.Damage to- or missing rivets are allowed as long as:RivetsPallet
• No more than 2 missing and/or damaged rivets in a row;
• Up to 3 areas of missing and/ damaged rivets may occur per 2m (80”) of edge rail;
• The 2 rivets directly besides the corners may not be missing and/or damaged-
5.2.5.Forged cornersForged cornersPallet
5.2.5.1.There shall be no missing or damaged corners in the pallet- In order to protect the aircraft against damage the rounded corners of the pallet are necessary-
5.2.6.Seat TracksLips of seat trackPallet
Damage to the seat tracks is allowed as long as 3 adjacent pairs of lips (on the right or left side) of any net tie- down point are undamaged-
5.3.1.Frame Sheets & PanelsDamaged frame sheetsContainer
Damage to frame sheets is allowed as long as:
• There is not more than 1 crack per frame sheet;
• The crack in the sheet does not exceed 12mm (1⁄2”);
• A permanent deformation does not exceed 12mm (1⁄2”);
• The deformation does not interfere with the function of the extrusion-
5.3.2.InsulationDamaged insulation paneContainer
5.3.2.1.Damage to insulation panels is allowed as long as:
• The length of cracks or holes does not exceed 75mm (3”);
• The distance between extrusion / assembly fastener and crack (or hole) is not less than 50mm (2”);
• The maximum number of unpatched cracks or holes per sheet smaller than 75mm (3”) does not exceed 2;
• Panels with a crack or hole with an area of more than Ø300mm and through both skins shall be replaced-
• Although cracks smaller than 75mm does not need to be repaired in respect to insulation values all damages must be repaired-
5.3.2.2.Important notice: Taping is not a substitute for patching- Temporary covering cracks and holes:
• 3MTM aluminium foil tapes 425 can be used for temporary covering holes smaller than 75mm-
• The maximum number of repaired holes with 3MTM aluminium foil tapes 425 does not exceed 4- Important notice: This is not a repair method-
5.3.3.DoorsDamaged doorContainer
5.3.3.1.Damage to the doors is allowed as long as:
• The door panels are not distorted so that the safe and secure closing and latching of the door is affected;
• The deformation of the doors do not exceed the normal external shape of the container;
• There are no damaged or missing door catches or hinge mechanisms;
• The length of cracks or holes do not exceed 50mm (2");
• There are no more than two damaged areas in one panel-
5.3.4.FastenersMissing fastenersContainer
5.3.4.1.There shall be no missing fasteners (screws/bolts/washers/nuts)-
5.3.5.RivetsMissing rivetsPallet + Container
5.3.5.1.A pallet may have missing rivets as long as:
• No more than 5% of the rivets are missing per pallet top and bottom side;
• The distance between a missing rivet and the pallet corner is not less than 200mm (8");
• The distance between two missing rivets is not less than 200mm (8")-
5.3.5.2.No missing or damaged rivets on a container are allowed to elaborate:
• No missing rivets on the panels
• No missing rivets on strapping equipment;
• No missing rivets on gussets-
5.3.6.WeldingsDamaged weldingsPallet and Container
5.3.6.1.Damage in the welds is allowed as long as:
• Cracks in weld does not exceed 15 mm (0-6”)
• the crack is no longer than 50% of total length of weld-
5.3.7.TSO Plate and ID CodesDamaged or missing markings/TSO-plateContainer
5.3.7.1.Damages on markings or the TSO plate is not allowed- The TSO plate should be replaced when:
• The TSO plate is missing or damaged-
• The TSO plate is not readable-
5.3.8.Strap HandlesDamaged or missing strap handlesContainer
5.3.8.1.Any damaged strap shall be replaced as soon as possible- When there is severe damage to the strap the strap shall be clearly marked or removed-
5.3.9.Sealed Edges

Sealed edgesContainer
5.3.9.1Sealed edges which are in good condition are providing an air tighter container- Also the cleanability is better when the sealed edges are in a good condition- Therefore it is recommended to repair teared sealed edges when possible-
5.3.10.Door RubbersDoor rubbersContainer
5.3.10.1.Door rubbers have a crucial role in sealing the container air tight- Skycooler recommend to replace the door rubbers as soon as they are showing signs of wear or tear- This recommendation is valid for doors and the hatches-
WarningIF ANY DOUBT DO NOT USE THE CONTAINER
ARRANGE TRANSFER TO UNILODE FOR AN INSPECTION!

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