Standard Practice for Exposure of Photodegradable Plastics in a Xenon Arc Apparatus
|Publication Date:||10 November 1999|
|ICS Code (Other standards related to wastes):||13.030.99|
|ICS Code (Fluorescent lamps. Discharge lamps):||29.140.30|
1.1 This practice covers specific procedures and test conditions that are applicable for xenon arc exposure of photodegradable plastics conducted according to Practices G 151 and G 155. This practice also covers the preparation of test specimens, the test conditions best suited for photodegradable plastics, and the evaluation of test results.
NOTE 1--The previous version of this standard referenced xenon arc devices described by Practice G 26, which described very specific equipment designs. Practice G 26 has been replaced by Practice G 151, which describes performance criteria for all exposure devices that use laboratory light sources and by Practice G 155, which gives requirements for exposing nonmetallic materials in xenon arc devices.
1.2 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.
NOTE 2--This practice is technically equivalent to ISO 4892-2 and Practice D 2565 which cover xenon arc exposures of plastics intended for long term use in outdoor applications.