ASTM International - ASTM C459-97(2006)
Standard Test Methods for Asbestos-Cement Flat Products
|Publication Date:||1 June 2006|
|ICS Code (Products in fibre-reinforced cement):||91.100.40|
1.1 These test methods cover only asbestos-cement flat sheets, roofing shingles, siding shingles, and clapboards.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 Warning-Breathing of asbestos dust is hazardous. Asbestos and asbestos products present demonstrated health risks for users and for those with whom they come into contact. In addition to other precautions, when working with asbestos-cement products, minimize the dust that results. For information on the safe use of chrysoltile asbestos, refer to "Safe Use of Chrysotile Asbestos: A Manual on Preventive and Control Measures."
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. For a specific safety hazard, see 1.3.
This test method covers asbestos-cement flat sheets, roofing shingles, siding shingles, and clapboards. Each test specimen should be cut to specification without cracks and damage. This test... View More
This test method covers asbestos-cement flat sheets, roofing shingles, siding shingles, and clapboards. Each test specimen should be cut to specification without cracks and damage. This test method details the significance and use of routine test procedures for flexural strength, deflection, water absorption, and dimensions.View Less