DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE STANDARD PRACTICE: PALLETIZED UNIT LOADS
MIL-STD-147 E PALLETIZED UNIT LOADS
This standard establishes the methods, materials, and techniques to be employed in the formation of bonded palletized unit loads of military supplies, which are adaptable to unit loading. The methods prescribed herein are to be utilized with standard, general purpose, 40- by 48-inch pallets conforming to the various classes, types, and styles in ANSI MH1, Part 9. However, the various methods of bonding and types of stability dunnage may be modified for use with other size pallets. This standard will not be used for the palletization of ammunition, explosives, or semiperishable subsistence unless specifically prescribed by the procuring activity.
Loads are grouped into load types for the designation of bonding methods and stability dunnage. Limitations on weights and dimensions have been established for uniform loads that meet the requirements of military and nonmilitary agencies and can be handled by existing materials handling equipment. Variations in load size shall not affect the standard pallet size of 40- by 48-inches.
Units of uniform size and content shall be loaded on the pallet in a pattern, which will incorporate the greatest number practicable to effect maximum utilization of the area permitted by weight and dimension limits. Units have been grouped into load types according to their physical characteristics for subsequent designation of bonding methods and application of stability dunnage.
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