UNLIMITED FREE ACCESS TO THE WORLD'S BEST IDEAS

close
Already an Engineering360 user? Log in.

This is embarrasing...

An error occurred while processing the form. Please try again in a few minutes.

Customize Your Engineering360 Experience

close
Privacy Policy

This is embarrasing...

An error occurred while processing the form. Please try again in a few minutes.

ASABE S615

Cotton Module Cover Material Performance

active, Most Current
Buy Now
Organization: ASABE
Publication Date: 1 December 2013
Status: active
Page Count: 8
scope:

This performance standard applies to materials used to manufacture covers intended to protect cotton modules after harvest from rain and wind exposure during outdoor storage by minimizing the fiber quality damage and fiber loss that can occur under poor storage conditions. Module covers are typically used over multiple harvest seasons where they experience exposure to wind and ultraviolet (UV) radiation (sunlight). Of these two degradation sources, mechanical motion from wind and other sources has been found to be the dominant factor. This standard specifies a minimum ability to maintain water penetration resistance following mechanical flexing.

Module cover materials may be constructed of natural or man-made fibers, tapes, film (woven or extruded) or combination of fibers that may be coated and have ultraviolet inhibitors added. Although covers will include sections of materials that are connected by seams, reinforcements, and/or have fused intersections and have grommets inserted to tie down or secure the cover onto a cotton module with ropes or cords, this performance standard only applies to the material used to form the top surface of the module cover.

The physical test requirements for materials used in module covers are those that can predict functional protection and reasonable durability for extended periods of use. The tests are intended to evaluate the degradation of resistance to water penetration after repeated mechanical flexing (similar to wind motion).

This standard was developed and applies to material covers for rectangular-shaped cotton modules.

Document History

ASABE S615
December 1, 2013
Cotton Module Cover Material Performance
This performance standard applies to materials used to manufacture covers intended to protect cotton modules after harvest from rain and wind exposure during outdoor storage by minimizing the fiber...
August 1, 2012
Cotton Module Cover Material Performance
This performance standard applies to materials used to manufacture covers intended to protect cotton modules after harvest from rain and wind exposure during outdoor storage by minimizing the fiber...
August 1, 2012
Cotton Module Cover Material Performance
This performance standard applies to materials used to manufacture covers intended to protect cotton modules after harvest from rain and wind exposure during outdoor storage by minimizing the fiber...

References

Advertisement