ASTM International - ASTM D3841-97(2001)
Standard Specification for Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Polyester Plastic Panels
|Publication Date:||10 April 1997|
|ICS Code (Reinforced plastics):||83.120|
1.1 This specification covers the classification, materials of construction, workmanship, minimum physical requirements, and methods of testing glass-fiber reinforced polyester plastic panels intended for use in construction. Panels for specialized or unique applications may require values significantly above or below those stated in this specification. Recommended practices for certain specific applications are included as Appendix X1. This specification is not intended to restrict or limit technological changes affecting performance when those changes are agreed upon between the purchaser and the seller.
1.2 Supplementary information on chemical resistance, resistance to heat, and installation practices are provided in Appendix X1.
1.3 The classification of these plastic panels into types based on relative response to a laboratory test shall not be considered a fire hazard classification.
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.5 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in Tables and Figures) shall not be considered as requirements of this standard.
1.6 Laboratory flammability tests (Test Methods D 635, D 1929, D 2843, and E 84) applicable to this standard should be used to measure and describe the properties of materials, products, or assemblies in response to heat and flame under controlled laboratory conditions and should not be used to describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk of materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions. However, results of these tests may be used as elements of a fire risk assessment which takes into account all of the factors which are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard of a particular end use.
1.7 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 8 of this specification. This specification 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 specification to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
Note 1-There are no ISO standards covering the subject matter of this specification.