Standard Practice for Atmospheric Environmental Exposure Testing of Nonmetallic Materials
|Publication Date:||1 June 2013|
|ICS Code (Environmental testing):||19.040|
This practice covers procedures to be followed for direct exposure of nonmetallic materials to the environment. When originators of a weathering test have the actual exposure conducted by a separate agency, the specific conditions for the exposure of test and control specimens must be clearly defined and mutually agreed upon between all parties.
For exposures behind glass, refer to Practice G24.
The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
This practice is technically equivalent to the parts of ISO 877 that describe direct exposures of specimens to the environment.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.