ASTM WK45055

    Revision of E2579 - 13 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Wood Products to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics

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    Active Standard: E2579 - 15

    Developed by Subcommittee: E05.22 | Committee E05 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    The performance of wood products often depends on the moisture content of the wood. While the standard requires conditioning of the specimen, there is a need to document the actual moisture content of the specimen at the time of test. This revision will add a requirement that the moisture content of the wood specimen be determined using the oven dry method.


    fibreboard; fingerjoined lumber; fire; fire test; flame spread; glulam; hardboard; laminate wood; laminated veneer lumber; lumber; oriented strandboard; parallel strand lumber; plywood; shingles and shakes; smoke developed; solid boards; Steiner tunnel; timber; waferboard; wood products;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Marcelo Hirschler


    E05 (15-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as E2579-2015 and Pending Publication