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GB/T 3873-1983 (GB/T3873-1983)

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GB/T 3873-1983
M 08
General specifications for products packaging of
communication equipment
Issued by: National Bureau of Standard
Table of Contents
1 General ... 3 
2 Technical requirements ... 4 
3 Test methods ... 8 
4 Box marks and accompanying documents ... 8 
5 Inspection rules ... 9 
Annex A (Supplement) Transport package test method ... 12 
Annex B (Reference) Schematic diagram of typical packaging boxes commonly
used in communication equipment ... 20 
This Standard applies to the storage, transportation and packaging of products
that constitute communication network equipment (hereinafter referred to as
the products). It is general technical specifications to protect the product intact
and undamaged during transportation, loading-unloading, and storage.
1 General
1.1 Product packaging shall be designed according to the nature of the product
and the environmental conditions of storage and transportation. It is required to
be well-protected, compact, firm and reliable, economical and reasonable, and
beautiful. Ensure that the product will not be damaged due to packaging and
reduce product quality during the process of loading-unloading and
transportation and within the validity period of the storage.
1.2 Before the new product is put into production, it must have product
packaging standards and design documents that meet the requirements of this
1.3 The product packaging specified in this Standard is valid for two years from
the date of packaging. During this period, the warehouse where the product is
stored shall be well ventilated. The indoor temperature is -10~+40°C. The
relative humidity is not greater than 75%. Acid, alkaline or other harmful gases
in the air shall meet the requirements of environmental protection regulations.
Packages that need to be moisture-proof shall be placed on a rack that is 30cm
above the ground and 40cm away from the wall.
1.4 In case of special circumstances, according to the specific requirements of
product storage and transportation, according to the agreement between the
supplier and the demander.
1.5 Matters not specified in this Standard shall be implemented in accordance
with the relevant standards for railway, road, water, and air transport packaging.
General specifications for products
packaging of communication
UDC 621.798:654 Products that have undergone moisture-proof treatment, to protect the
product from moisture damage during storage and transportation, according to
the structure of the product and the requirements of different storage and
transportation environments, are classified into primary moisture-proof
packaging and secondary moisture-proof packaging.
a. Primary moisture-proof packaging
Before packaging, the product shall be parked for 24h for pretreatment in an
environment with a temperature of 20°C and a relative humidity of 65%. Use
moisture-proof sealing material with low moisture permeability and appropriate
amount of moisture absorbent to seal the product for packaging operation. No
rust or mildew is allowed on the surface and inside of the packaged product
during the validity period of the package.
b. Secondary moisture-proof packaging
Use low-moisture-permeable moisture-proof sealing materials and suitable
moisture-absorbing agents to seal the product and carry out packaging
operations according to the requirements of 2.1.3. The surface of the packaged
product and its interior are not allowed to have traces of water vapor adherence
during the validity period of the package. Moisture-proof materials shall have the following requirements
a. They have good water resistance. The moisture permeability shall be less
than 10g/m2•24h. Commonly used moisture-proof materials mainly include:
polyethylene film, aluminum-plastic composite film, wax impregnated paper,
moisture absorbent and so on.
b. All kinds of plastic film bags (containers) used for moisture-proof and airtight
packaging shall be intact, free from damage and pinholes. The moisture
permeability of the sealing part cannot be greater than the moisture
permeability of the material itself.
c. The moisture content of the moisture absorbent shall not exceed 4%.
2.2.4 Shockproof packaging Shockproof packaging shall be used for products that are delicate,
sensitive, or fragile in structure. The shockproof package shall meet the
following requirements after the shockproof project test:
a. The structure of the packaging container shall be free of deformation and
functional damage.
b. There shall be no mechanical damage on the surface of the product and its
c. The various indicators of the product shall be within the tolerance and the
scope of the commissioning after commissioning. According to the characteristics of the product, choose suitable
shockproof materials. Commonly used anti-bedding materials mainly include:
corrugated cardboard, expandable polystyrene foam, rubber, sponge, plastic
air cushion, polyurethane foam and springs.
2.2.5 Anti-rust packaging For products that need anti-rust treatment and metal surfaces that are
easy to rust, anti-rust treatment shall be carried out in accordance with the
relevant provisions of product anti-rust treatment. There shall be no rust during
the validity period of the product packaging. Anti-rust materials shall have the following requirements:
a. It shall have good adhesion to the metal surface, non-corrosive, and easy to
b. The commonly used anti-rust materials mainly include: neutral sodium
benzoate anti-rust paper, No. 19 anti-rust paper, 201 anti-rust grease and so
2.2.6 Anti-mold packaging For products that need anti-mildew treatment, anti-mildew packaging
shall be carried out. Anti-mold materials shall have the following requirements:
a. The anti-mold material shall be extremely toxic to humans, and has a strong
inhibitory or bactericidal effect on mold.
b. The anti-mold materials shall have a good anti-mold effect on product quality.
2.3 Types and requirements of packaging containers
2.3.1 Wooden boxes Commonly used types of wooden boxes are medium and small wooden
boxes, plywood wooden boxes, large wooden boxes and lattice wooden boxes. Requirements for wooden boxes
a. The wooden boxes used for rain-proof packaging and moisture-proof
packaging shall ensure that the joints are tight.
b. The moisture content of the wooden box material shall not exceed 20%.
2.4 Requirements for other packaging containers
2.4.1 All other materials that meet the requirements of 2.2 and 2.3 can be used
as packaging boxes or structural parts of packaging boxes, such as steel,
reinforced concrete, magnesite concrete, and so on.
2.4.2 The magnesite concrete chassis shall meet the requirements of the
"Magnesite concrete packaging chassis" issued by the State Administration of
3 Test methods
3.1 Except for the existing regulations, the test environmental conditions are
generally carried out under normal atmospheric conditions.
The labeling method of each part of the transport package shall be carried out
in accordance with the provisions of GB 3538-1983 "Method of labeling each
part of the transport package".
3.2 If the transport package needs to be subjected to rain test, moisture test,
lifting test, pile-up test, vibration test, impact test, pendulum test, drop test,
rollover test, and road transport test, it shall be carried out in accordance with
the methods specified in Annex A.
4 Box marks and accompanying documents
4.1 Box marks
The marks on the surface of the packing box include the shipping mark, storage
and transportation operation mark and box number mark.
4.1.1 The shipping mark generally includes the following:
a. Product model, name and quantity;
b. Exit-factory number and box number (or contract number);
c. External dimensions of the box (length × width × height): the unit is cm;
d. Gross weight: the unit is kilograms;
e. Packing date: year, month;
f. Arrival (port) and recipient;
g. Departure station (port) and shipper.
4.1.2 Storage and transportation operation marks
a. It shall be in accordance with the provisions of GB 190-73 "Dangerous goods
packaging marks" and GB 191-73 "Packaging storage and transportation
indication marks".
b. For packages that need to be lifted, if the center of gravity of the product
deviates significantly from the center of the package, the words "center of
gravity" and "lift from this" shall be marked on the corresponding position of the
4.1.3 Box number marks
When the product is packed in multiple boxes, the box number is expressed in
fractions. The numerator is the box number, and the denominator is the total
number of boxes. The main box should be No. 1 sub-box.
4.2 Marking methods
The marks on the surface of the box shall be made of non-fading coated bars
or ink, and shall be accurately, clearly and firmly marked on the two end faces
or sides of the box. Packages that cannot be directly painted with the mark can
be ordered or marked with a sign at an obvious place. The number of mark
plates for each package shall be no less than 2.
4.3 Accompanying documents
4.3.1 The accompanying documents shall generally include the following:
a. Instruction manual;
b. Certificate of conformity;
c. Packing list;
d. Technical documents.
4.3.2 Accompanying documents can generally be packaged in plastic bags or
paper bags, and placed in the packaging box. When the products are packed
in multiple boxes, the accompanying documents shall be placed in the main
box. Each sub-box only contains the packing list of this box.
5 Inspection rules
The inspection of complete and full packages is divided into type test, exit-
factory inspection and routine test.
Annex A
Transport package test method
A.1 Rain test
A.1.1 Test purpose
Spray water on the package at the specified time under normal temperature
conditions. Test the resistance of the package to rainwater.
A.1.2 Test equipment and site
a. The test site is a flat ground with wooden grids to allow water to circulate.
The area covered by the rain shall be at least 50% larger than the bottom of the
package to be tested.
b. The rain shower device shall be able to spray 100±20 L/m2•h of water. Make
the water fall vertically on the top surface of the package 2m away from the
spray nozzle.
A.1.3 Test method
A.1.3.1 Rainfall calibration
a. The amount of rain must be calibrated before the rain test. Spray water fully
and evenly.
b. The amount of rain is calibrated by using several identical containers with an
opening area of 0.25~0.50m2 and a depth of 0.25~0.50m evenly placed on the
ground. Cover an area of at least 25% of the test land area. Then, open the
nozzle. Measure the time required for the first and last container to fill and
overflow. The time required for the first container shall not exceed the rate of
120 L/m2•h. The time required for the last container shall not be less than the
rate of 80 L/m2•h.
A.1.3.2 Test steps
a. Place the test package on the center of the spray surface of the test site.
Continuously spray for 1h as required.
b. After the test, open the box and check that the packing box and gasket
materials shall meet the rain-proof packaging requirements in 2.2.2.
(Above excerpt was released on 2022-01-06, modified on 2022-05-04, translated/reviewed by: Wayne Zheng et al.)
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