c. Body Dent Not Involving the End Seam (Figure 2-5).
(1) Severe. This would be a major defect with very deep or very sharp
commissures or very acute angularity of the apex.
(2) Moderate. This would be a minor defect with moderately deep or sharply
rounded commissures or moderately acute angularity of apex.
(3) Irregularity. These are small or well-rounded commissures and no clearly
Figure 2-5. Body dent not involving the end seam.
d. Body Dent Involving End Seam (Figure 2-6).
(1) Severe. The end seam is pulled out of position to an extent immediately
noticeable, and there is some suspicion that the end seam has been under enough
tension to break the hermetic seal.
(2) Moderate. The end seam is pulled slightly out of position, but the can
must be observed carefully to detect the defect.