ASTM WK38050

    New Practice for Service Life Prediciton for Non-metallic Materials under Natural Weathering

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    1. Scope

    This Pracitce describes a systematic approach to service life prediction, including the information required, the development of accelerated tests, the interpretation of data, and the reporting of results. This Practice is initally limited to service life prediciton based on degradation due to the combined effects of solar irradiance, specimen temperature and water.

    A standardized approach to service life prediction as a means of evaluating the long term durability risk of materials is required to evaluate product performance claims for a number of industries including solar energy, architectural coatings, plastics, and others.


    durability, service life, weathering

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Technical Contact:
    David Burns

    Draft Under Development