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IICL 5 Guide for container Equipment inspection 5th Edition

This is a standard, which by the federation of the container leasing companies (IICL) and the federation of the shipping companies (ICS) one sketched jointly, and world-wide with the exchange of containers between leasing companies and shipping companies one uses.
IICL5 inspection Criteria valid since 1. November 1996.

5.1 Rail inspection

Component   Rail inspection   Action required
All rails, including side rails, headers, sills, gussets and rain gutter   Holed, cut, torn or cracked; broken component and/or weld   Repair
    Missing/loose parts or fasteners   Repair
    Any deformation such as bend, bow, dent, etc.   If exceeds ISO dimensional tolerances, see Table 5.9
Repair
Top and bottom rails   Bend or dent within 250 mm (10 in) of a corner fitting   Examine weld or other connection to corner fitting carefully. Repair if broken, cut, cracked, etc.
Top side rails and front and rear headers  

Any deformation such as bend, bow, dent, etc. EXCEPT on a header extension plate or corner protection plate (see Table 5.5)

NOTE: For open upward containers see Table 5.10 concerning max. allowed dents

 

Front header and flat bar top side rails: If more than 25mm (1 in) deep
Repair
Box section top side rails: If more than 30mm (1-3/16 in) deep
Repair
Door header: If more than 35mm (1-3/8 in) deep Repair

Rain gutters   Any deformation such as bend, bow, dent, etc.   If door operation or securement is impaired Repair
Bottom side rails, front and door sills   Any deformation such as bend, bow, dent, etc.  

ON A FLANGE: If torn cracked or cut Repair

ON A WEB: If more than 50mm (2 in) deep Repair

Door headers and sills   Interference with door closure, securement and/or wheather tightness   Repair
       

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5.2 Post inspection
 
Component   Rail inspection   Action required
All corner posts, including J-bars   Holed, cut or torn; broken component and/or weld   Repair
    Missing/loose parts or fasteners   Repair
    Any deformation such as bend, bow, dent, etc.   If exceeds ISO dimensional tolerances, see Table 5.9
Repair
All corner posts, front and rear   Any single deformation such as bend, bow, dent, etc.   If more than 25mm (1 in) deep
Repair
   

Two (2) or more dents on a single post

 

If each is more than 15 mm (9/16 in) deep
Repair

    Cracks   Repair
Rear corner posts   Interference with door operation, securement or water tightness   Repair
J-bars   Bend, bow, dent, etc.   Door must be able to open fully (270). If door operation is impaired
Repair
       

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5.3 Front-/Side Panel

Component   Rail inspection   Action required
All side/front panels   Holed, cut, torn or cracked; broken component and/or weld   Repair
    Missing/loose parts or fasteners   Repair
    Each deformation such as bucklings or becoming baggy   If external ISO exceeded mass, as described 5.9 in table.
Repair
    Any deformation such as bend, dent, etc., on inboard or outboard face of corrugation or on flat portion of marking panel   If more than 35 mm (1-3/8 in) deep, Repair , or if exceeds ISO dimensional tolerances, see Table 5.9
Repair
   

Any bow involving the length or height of a wall

 

If internal dimensions are reduced by more than 50 mm (2 in)
Repair

Interior panel liners   Holes in full-height liners
Note: Holes in partial height liners do not require repair, providing, they do not interfere with cargo. Full-height liners, however, must be repaired by TIR regulations, i.e. if any hole has a diameter of more than 10 mm (3/8 in).
   Repair
    Cut, torn or broken; missing or loose fasteners   Repair
Ventilator covers   Broken, missing, etc.   If cracked or broken in raised, non perforated area of ventolator enclosing air passage, Repair, OR if damage exceeds TIR opening limit of 10 mm (3/8 in)
Repair
       

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5.4 Door inspection
 
Component   Rail inspection   Action required
Door assembly, including hardware   Holed, cut, torn, cracked; broken component and/or weld   Repair
    Missing/loose parts or fasteners   Repair
    Any deformation such as bend, bow, dent, etc.   If door operation or securement is impaired, Repair, OR if exceeds ISO dimensional tolerances, see Table 5.9
Repair
    Seized, frozen or stiff   If door operation or securement is impaired Repair
   

Not watertight

  Repair
Door panels   Bend, dent, etc.   If more than 35 mm (1-3/8 in) deep
Repair
Door gaskets   Loose or missing   Repair
    Cut, torn cracked or burned   If not lighttight AND watertight
Repair
       

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5.5 Roof inspection
 
Component   Rail inspection   Action required
Roof panels, header extension plates, corner protection plates and roof bows   Holed, cut, torn, cracked; broken component and/or weld   Repair
    Missing or loose parts or fasteners   Repair
    Any deformation such as bend, bow, dent, etc.   If exceeds ISO dimensional tolerances, see Table 5.9
Repair
Roof bows   Bend, bow, dent, etc.   If more than 50 mm (2 in) in any direction Repair
Corner protection plates and header extension plates  

Bend, bow, dent, etc.

 

If more than 50 mm (2 in) see Table 5.9
Repair

All roof panels   Bend, dent, etc.   If more than 35 mm (1-3/8 in) deep on any corrugation inboard or outboard
Repair
    Any bow involving the length or width of the roof  

If internal dimensions are reduced by more than 50 mm (2 in)
Repair

         
       

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5.6 Floor inspection
 
Component   Rail inspection   Action required
Floor, including threshold plate and hat-section center spacer   Holed   If light leaks, regardless of diameter of hole
Repair
    Broken component and/or weld; missing, loose or protruding parts or fasteners
Note: No repair is necessary to cracked or broken welds of center spacers if light does not leak.
  Repair
    Light leakage gaps between boards   Repair
Wooden flooring   Delamination, splinters   Repair
   

Gouges (regardless of length)

 

If more than 15 mm (9/16 in) deep, Repair ,OR if more than 5 mm (3/16 in) deep, throughout a width of more than 150 mm (6 in) of gouge
Repair

    Different heights of surface of adjacent planks or panels or between top plates of tunnel and fork pockets and floor boards
Note: for open-top containers, see Table 5.10
  If difference is more than 5 mm (3/16 in) Repair
Plank flooring   Cracked or split  

If light leaks Repair

Threshold plate   Bent upwards   If more than 5 mm (3/16 in) Repair
       

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5.7 Understructure inspection
 
Component   Rail inspection   Action required
Crossmembers, forklift pocket components (including straps), outrigger, gooseneck tunnel components   Holed, cut, torn, cracked; broken component and/or weld   Repair
    Missing or loose parts or fasteners   If exceeds ISO dimensional tolerances, see Table 5.9 Repair
    Holed, cut, torn, cracked; broken component and/or weld   If more than 50 mm (2 in) in any direction
Repair
    Any deformation such as bend, bow, dent, etc.   If more than 50 mm (2 in) in any direction Repair
   

Bend, bow, dent, etc. ON A BOTTOM FLANGE

 

If torn cracked or cut
Repair

    Bend, bow, dent, etc. ON A TOP FLANGE   If intrudes more than 50 mm (2 in) into container Repair
    OP FLANGE separated from bottom of wood or steel flooring  

If separation at point of attachment to floor, measured at formed edge of top flange, is more than 10 mm (3/8 in)
Repair

Gooseneck tunnel assembly and forklift pocket top plate   Bend, bow, dent, etc.   If more than 50 mm (2 in) Repair
       

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5.8 Cleanlynes inspection
 
Component   Rail inspection   Action required
Interior and exterior   Labels, including hazardous cargo labels   Repair
    Contamination (hazardous or potentially hazardous)   If condition could threaten human life or health, container may be rejected at gate. Otherwise, segregate container and contact redelivery agent to establish type of contaminant and appropriate treatment.
Do not attempt to repair until instructions are received.
    Tape over ventilotors   Repair
    Paint attack due to corrosive cargoes or spillage   Repair
Interior, including walls, ceiling and floor  

Organic cargo residues, e.g. beans, grain, etc., within floor cracks between floor boards or within sidewall corrugations

  Repair
    Materials (other than normal dust and dirt) stuck to caulking   Repair
    Debris or dunnage in excess of what would normally remain after a sweep out   Repair
    Transferable stains, mold or fungus (except tire marks)   Repair
    Loose or not fully adhered tape or other material  

Repair

    Patch (of any size) of sticky glue, including sticky tape and any sticky adhesive residue  

Repair

    Infestation (except non transferable mold)   Repair
    Persistant odor  

Repair

    Condensation or standing water   Repair
    Cargo securement devices, e.g. , cables, chains, wire, rope, etc., left in container   Repair
    Graffiti   If not obviously related to carriage of cargo
Repair
Exterior   Graffiti  

Repair

    Spillage which renders markings required by regulations illegible   Repair
       

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5.9 Miscellaneous
 
Component   Rail inspection   Action required
Painted surfaces   Burns or contamination due to fire or contact with foreign substances   Repair
    Damage to paint film down to bare metall caused by abbrasive bulk cargo that effects the whole of any interior surface   Repair
Interior floor surfaces   Nails with heads above top of floor   Repair
Lashing fittings  

Broken parts and/or welds; missing or loose parts or fasteners

  Repair
    Bent   If more than 50 mm (2 in) into interior of container Repair
Markings required by regulations, international standard or owner   Missing, loose or defaced   Repair
Marking plates   Loose, broken, missing plate or fasteners; illegable data   Repair
Corner fittings and their weld attachments   Cracked, broken, loose; apertures outside ISO dimensional tolerances  

Repair

Entire container   Bend, bow, dent, etc.,that effects ISO required diagonal dimensions between corner fitting appertures   If deformation exceeds ISO tolerances Repair
End frame components (corner posts, front panel, doors, headers, sills, corner fittings)   Bend, bow, dent, etc., that affects other ISO required dimensions   If deformation exceeds ISO tolerances plus 5 mm (3/16 in) Repair
Entire container, EXCEPT end frame components  

Bend, bow, dent, etc., that affects other ISO required dimensions

  If deformation exceeds ISO tolerances plus 10 mm (3/8 in) Repair
       

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5.10 Open-Top inspection
 
Component   Rail inspection   Action required
Top side rails and headers   Dents EXCEPT on a drip pan or header extension plate   If more than 50 mm (2 in) deep
Repair
Drip pans and header extension plates   Any deformation such as bend, bow, dent, etc.   If internal dimensions are reduced by more than 50 mm (2 in), OR if operation or securement of swinging header is impaired, Repair, OR if exceeds ISO dimensional tolerances see Table 5.9
Repair
    Not water tight when tarpaulin is installed   Repair
Swinging headers   Seized or frozen hinges   Repair
   

Any deformation such as bend, bow, dent, etc. that interferes with operation of header assembly or restricts door opening

  Repair
    Header pins or attachment chains missing or broken   Repair
    Header pins bent to extent that they do not fit over entire length of pin   Repair
    Header seals not watertight   Repair
Roof bows and roof bow holders   Roof bows and roof bow holders that do not mate with each other   Repair
Tarpaulins   Holed, cut, torn, missing, of improper size or not watertight when installed   Repair
    Missing or missaligned grommets   Repair
    Patches not installed in accordance with TIR regulations   Repair
TIR cord   Cut or bent so that it cannot be threaded into TIR cord rings with tarpaulin installed   Repair
    Not long enough to be threaded into all TIR cord rings   Repair
    End piece inoperable or unable to seal  

Repair

Wooden flooring   Different height of surfaces of adjacent planks or panels or between top plates of tunnel and fork pockets and floor boards   If difference is more than 10 mm (3/8 in)
Repair
       

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The criteria in Table 5.10 apply ONLY to open-upward containers. The criteria in Table 5.1 through 5.9, inclusive, also aply to open-upward containers unless indicated otherwise in those tables.

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