The AGSE-C034 Core Engine Shipping Container is designed to transport and/or store the CFM International CFM56-7 Core Engine. The container is functionally equivalent to the GE designed
856A1257G09 (limited for use on CFM56-7 only). The cover is made of fiberglass and fastens to the welded steel base with standard clamp assemblies. The container has integral shock mounts to protect the core from shipping vibrations and rough handling. The core engine is shipped with the engine axis vertical and the forward end down. A container for loose bolts is included inside the base and a document container is provided on the outside of the cover.
The shipping container is skid mounted and can be lifted by a forklift from all sides. The fork pockets are 4.5 x 9.5 (inside dimensions).
The shipping container consists of a welded steel shock mounted support base with a mounting plate that centers the compressor case on a rabbet. The forward shaft of the rotor is supported and centered on a phenolic plug. The aft restraint bracket centers and axially restrains the core rotor. The cover is fiberglass. Arubber gasket on the base and rain lip on the cover protects the interior from moisture.
A storage box is attached to the base and is used to store the various fasteners.
The system is fabricated from structural steel shapes conforming to ASTM A500, A513, and A36 materials. All bolted connections use A325 structural bolts or SAE Grade 5 commercial hardware.
Unit is primed and painted with high-grade, Skydrol resistant enamel, with color optional. Pins and miscellaneous hardware are manufactured from corrosion resistant materials, or plated as required.