ASTM WK43966

    Revision of F2075 - 10a Standard Specification for Engineered Wood Fiber for Use as a Playground Safety Surface Under and Around Playground Equipment

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    Active Standard: F2075 - 15

    Developed by Subcommittee: F08.63 | Committee F08 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    The current standard, Section, states the magnetic probe strength test shall be within six (6) months of the tramp metals test. It is proposed that the strength test be changed to a twelve (12) month interval. Through correspondence with the sole source supplier of the magnetic probe (Industrial Magnetics), it has been noted that the six month interval is more common to the food/grain industry for consumable products. Per the probe manufacturer, there is no actual standard or set criteria for verification of magnet strength interval. It has been suggested that a one (1) year interval, and up to five (5) years, is common practice. Additionally, this type of magnet, unless subjected to temperatures in excess of 180F, are not known to show loss of strength greater than % to 1% within a lifetime. The standard allows a tolerance of plus/minus 5%. The sixth month interval for the Engineered Wood Fiber (EWF) standard was considered to be a starting off point, and that it could be adjusted over time. In additional correspondence with Industrial Magnetics, the representative stated the change from six months to twelve months would be acceptable. See below email correspondence between Walt Henderson and Brian Hater (Industrial Magnetics, Tramp Metal Product Specialist): Hi Walt, I think that looks good. No problems. Brian Hater Tramp Metal Product Specialist Industrial Magnetics, Inc. ph:231.348.5703 fx: 231.582.2704 Industrial Magnetics, Inc. 1385 M-75 South Boyne City, MI 49712 Personal & Confidential: This electronic message may contain information that is proprietary, privileged, confidential and/or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. Anyone who receives this communication in error should delete the original message and is hereby notified that any viewing, copying, disclosure or distribution of this communication and/or accompanied files is prohibited and may be subject to legal Message----- From: Walt Henderson [] Sent: Friday, September 06, 2013 11:50 AM To: Brian Hater - Industrial Magnetics, Inc. Cc:; Subject: Magnetic Probe Calibration Brian Hope all is well. Please see forwarded email requesting change in calibration period for the IM magnetic probe used in ASTM F2075 from 6 to 12 months. Do you see any problems in making this change? FYI description of magnet from F2075 is as follows. 9.2.1 An industrial grade magnetic wand with a probe of 56 6 4 in. (1422.4 6 101.6 mm). At the end of the probe is a cylindrical 6 in. (152.4 mm) long by 1 in. (25.4 mm) diameter neodymium iron-boron rare earth magnet (40 MGO) Will also send copy of calibration procedure used in F2075 in separate email. Please let me know if you have questions or need further information on this. As always, appreciate your assistance. Best regards; Walt Henderson


    hazardous metal; magnetic probe; sieve test; tramp metal; Engineered wood fiber; Playing surfaces (athletic)--specifications; Safety precautions--sports equipment; Playground equipment--specifications; Sports equipment--specifications;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Timothy Fouchia


    COS (14-12)

    Ballot Item Approved as F2075-2015 and Pending Publication