Overview of Standards & ASTM / ISTA Protocol

Below, Sebert Trillingstechniek presents a list of tests that are often used in the industry. Occasionally, you may find that your standard or guideline is not included. 
Our current scope is mentioned on the website of the Dutch Accreditation Council. See www.rva.nl (Scope registration number L540). Please do not hesitate to let us know, so we can assess whether we can carry out your tests for you.

If you would like more information about the ASTM D 4169 transport simulation tests with single shipment boxes or simulations with complete pallet units, please check: https://sebert.nl/en/transport-simulation-program

We have also made a summary of all ISTA transport tests, these tests are the same as the ASTM D 4169 tests, only it is writte in a "step" procedure. ISTA 3A is most commonly used for single shipment boxes and ISTA 3E for pallet testing, for more information visit: https://sebert.nl/lab-testen/ista-packaging-certificate

Transport simulation packaging tests (Carried out under accreditation)

ASTM D 4169 Performance Testing of Shipping Containers 

ASTM D 7386 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Packages for Single Parcel Delivery Systems

ASTM D 999 Standard Methods for Vibration testing of Shipping Containers

ASTM D 4728 Standard Test Method for Random Vibration testing of Shipping Containers 

ASTM D 5276 Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall 

ASTM D 5277 Standard Test Method for performing programmed horizontal impacts Using an Inclined impact tester 

ASTM D 5487 Standard test method for Simulated Drop of Loaded Containers by Shock Machines 

ASTM D 6179 Standard test method for Rough Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates 

ISTA 1 Series: Non-Simulation Integrity Performance Tests

ISTA 2 Series: Partial Simulation Performance Tests

ISTA 3 Series: General Simulation Performance Tests

ISTA 4 Series: Enhanced Simulation Performance Tests

ISO 4180 Complete filled transport packages 

ISO 2244 Horizontal impact tests 

ISO 2247 Vibration test at fixed low frequency

ISO 2248 Vertical impact test by dropping 

ISO 8318 Vibration tests using a sinusoidal variable frequency 

UN-D 1400 Complete, Filled Transport Packages

Product testing (Carried out under accreditation)

IEC 60068-2-6 Vibration, sinusoidal 

IEC 60068-2-27 Shock, half sinusoidal 

IEC 60068-2-29 Bump (vervallen)

IEC 60068-2-31 Drop and topple 

IEC 60068-2-32 Free Fall (vervallen) 

IEC 60068-2-34 Random vibration wide band – General requirements 

IEC 60068-2-35 Random vibration wide band – Reproducibility High 

IEC 60068-2-36 Random vibration wide band – Reproducibility Medium 

IEC 60068-2-37 Random vibration wide band – Reproducibility Low 

IEC 60068-2-55 Bounce 

IEC 60068-2-64 Vibration, broadband random and guidance 

IEC 721-3-3 Classification of environmental conditions weather protected locations 

IEC 721-3-4 Classification of environmental conditions Non weather protected locations 

ETSI 300 019-1-7 Part 1-7 Classification of environmental conditions Portable and non stationary use 

ETSI 300 019-2-7 Part 2-7 Specification of environmental tests Portable and non stationary use 

NEN 10255-21-1 Deel 21 Trillings-, schok-, stoot- en seismische proeven, sectie 1; Trillingsproeven (IEC 255-21-1) 

NEN 10255-21-2 Deel 21 Trillings-, schok-, stoot- en seismische proeven, sectie 2; Schok en stootproeven (IEC 255-21-2) 

NEN 10255-21-3 Deel 21 Trillings-, schok-, stoot- en seismische proeven, sectie 3; Seismische proeven (IEC 255-21-3)

Train shock and vibration simulation tests (Carried out under accreditation)

IEC 61373 Railway Applications – Rolling Stock Equipment 

RLN 00003 Versie 5 Omgevingsomstandigheden bij EV installaties  

NEN-EN 50125-3 Railway applications - Environmental conditions for equipment - Part 3: Equipment for signalling and telecommunications

Maritime simulation tests (Carried out under accreditation)

IEC 60945 Maritime navigation and radio communication equipment and system – General requirements – Method of vibration testing

IACS Req – Test specification for Type Approval – Type testing conditions for equipment covered by E10.1 – No.7 – Vibration

LIoyd’s Register – Type approval system – Test Specification Number 1 – section 12 – Vibration Test 1

DNVGL-CG-0339: 2016 Environmental test specification for electrical, electronic and programmable equipment and system

DNV Standard for Certification No. 2.4 April ‘06 (cancelled)

Lloyd’s Register LR Type Approval system, Test specification number 1 (cancelled)

Germanischer Lloyd Regulations for the Type tests (cancelled)

Bureauveritas Systems Certification (cancelled) 

Simulation tests commercial vehicles (Carried out under accreditation)

SAE J1455 Surface Vehicle Recommended Practice

Military tests (Carried out under accreditation)

MIL STD 810 Environmental test methods and engineering Guidelines

STANAG 4138 Vibration Resistant Equipment – Testing Requirements

STANAG 4141 Shock Testing of Equipment for surface Ships 

STANAG 4549 Testing of surface ship equipment on shock testing machine

AECTP 400 Vibration (Method 401) 

AECTP 400 Shock (Method 403)


Climate tests (can not be carried out under accreditation)

IEC 60068-2-1 Cold/low temperature 

IEC 60068-2-2 Dry heat temperature 

IEC 60068-2-7 Damp heat steady state 

IEC 60068-2-14 Change of temperature 

IEC 60068-2-30 Damp heat cycle 

IEC 60068-2-33 Change of temperature tests 

IEC 60068-2-38 Temperature/Humidity cycle test 

IEC 60068-2-66 Damp heat steady state 

IEC 60068-2-66 Damp heat steady state (components) 

IEC 60068-2-78 Damp heat steady state


Solar radiation tests (can not be carried out under accreditation)

IEC 60068-2-5 Klimatologische en mechanische beproevingsmethoden - Deel 2-5: Beproevingen - Proef Sa: Kunstmatig zonlicht op aardoppervlakniveau


Salt spray tests (can not be carried out under accreditation)

Klimatologische en mechanische beproevingsmethoden voor elektrotechnische producten - Deel 2-11: Beproevingen - Proef Ka: Zoutnevelproef


Combined simulation tests (can not be carried out under accreditation)

IEC 60068-2-39 Low air pressure and damp heat 

IEC 60068-2-40 Combined dry heat low air pressure 

IEC 60068-2-50 Cold vibration test 

IEC 60068-2-50 Heat vibration test 

IEC 60068-2-53 Low and High temperature vibration