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Figure 9-3. Configuration Measuring Points.
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9-11. ADDITIONAL INSPECTION CRITERIA (CONT).
(3)  Exterior Sides and Ends. Proceed to examine the flatrack exterior on all remaining sides and ends for
any defects on main structural components or unacceptable damage on wall panels.
(4)  Understructure. Position the flatrack on jackstands to enable safe viewing of the flatrack
understructure. Examine the corner fitting apertures, side and end rails, sill, crossmembers and forklift tunnels for
defects.
(5)
Interior. Check condition of interior walls and flooring for defects.
e.  Inspector Qualifications. The CSC reinspection must be performed by certified personnel. DoD
personnel may be certified by attending the AMMO-L-10 Intermodal Dry Cargo Container CSC Reinspection
Course conducted by the U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School, Savanna, IL 61074-9639. DoD
inspectors must be re-certified every 48 months. Serviceability (pre-loading) inspection should be performed by
fully qualified and competent personnel. Personnel are considered to be fully qualified if they have at one time
received formal training and are experienced in the detection of container structural damage.
(1)  Judgement of Criteria. The flatrack inspection criteria will be met through a visual examination and,
except where tolerances are provided, acceptance of the flatrack will be based on the judgement of the inspector.
Any unacceptable deficiencies disclosed by the examination must be corrected before the container may be used for
shipment.
f.
Suggested Tools and Equipment.
(1)  Straight Edge. A wire, string or other form of a straight edge is needed to determine whether any
portion of the flatrack (e.g., a panel or a rail) protrudes past the outside surfaces of the corner fittings.
(2)  Measuring Tape (Ruler). A measuring tape (ruler) is required to check dimensional tolerances and
flatrack alignment.
(3)  Welder's Hammer. A welder's hammer (NSN 5120-00-240-3096 or equivalent) is helpful in
determining the strength of welds or metal structural components.
(4)  Inspection Stands. Inspection stands built in accordance with USADACS Drawing No. AC 200000210
(or equivalent) provide a safe means for supporting the empty flatrack to enable proper viewing of the flatrack
understructure. DoD personnel should also refer to service specific safety guidelines about "Working Under a
Suspended Load".
(5)  Flashlight. A flashlight improves visual acuity, especially during examination of the recesses of the
understructure.
(6)  Chalk. Marking (circling) location of defects with chalk as they are discovered facilitates preparation
of inspection report and helps maintenance personnel locate areas to be repaired.
(7)  Feeler Gage. Excessive gaps in flooring may be determined by use of a 1 inch (2.54 cm) wide by 1/16
inch (1.59 mm) thick feeler gage. Any suitable strip of metal may be used.
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