DNV 2.7-3 (Portable Offshore Units) guideline states that the test load should be MGW X 2.5 x g, where MGW is the Maximum Gross Mass of the equipment, and g would be 9.81 m/s^2. Suppose the MGW is 5000 kgs, then the test load comes out to be 122,625 N. This is equal to 12,504 Kg. If you only multiply MGW X 2.5, it comes out to be 12,500 kgs. I am wondering the acceleration value of 1g, will only induce a difference of 4 kgs? Any comments or insight into this please?
Thanks in advance.