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as long as the number and depth of the corrugations on the panel is the same. Replace the panel if damage
ha affected more than fifty percent of the panel.
Loaded containers which have been punctured but not significantly dented can be patched with fiberglass
according to paragraph 2-6.
All patches, inserts, sections and replacements for panels, rails and crossmembers should be
steel conforming to the AISI-409 standard. AISI stands for the American Iron and Steel
Institute. This steel is corrosion resistant and has a minimum tensile strength of 65KSI
(thousand pounds per square inch).
Direct oxygen acetylene torch away front corner castings, side and end rails, and side and
end panels to prevent damage to any of these parts.
Filling with weld metal. Repair small holes or cracks in a side or end panel as follows: (1) Remove paint from
damaged area. Straighten metal which has been dented.
Before welding side or end panels shield shoring beam horizontal and vertical tracks from welding heat. If
panel being repaired is an end panel, thoroughly wet down plywood liners before welding to avoid fire.
Weld the crack or small tear with stainless steel electrode (item 9, Appendix D).
Paint repaired area. Use painting procedure in paragraph 2-4.
() If used, remove shielding from shoring beam tracks.
Patching. Patch large holes in side or end panels as follows:
Remove paint from damaged area.
Before welding side or end panels shield horizontal and vertical shoring beam tracks to protect from
damage during welding. If panel being repaired is an end panel, remove the adjacent plywood liner using
procedures in paragraph 2-9.
Carefully flatten damaged metal with hammer, returning metal to original shape as much as possible.
Cut out any badly damaged metal so that a piece of metal can be closely fitted over the damaged area.