This practice covers the installation techniques for various types of specimens being tested for airborne sound transmission loss and impact sound transmission in accordance with Test Methods E90, E492 and E1425. It is not intent of this practice to cover all of the different types of products that might require sound transmission loss tests.
This standard is needed to improve the reproducibility of sound transmission loss and impact sound transmission test results between acoustical laboratories. The installation method and the specimen size can affect the results obtained. The practice covers many different types of building elements, so it will be used by all acoustical laboratories that are performing ASTM E90, E492 and ASTM E1425 sound transmission loss tests. Government agencies and manufacturers will be able to designate which mounting method is to be used to when the products are being tested for sound transmission loss or impact sound transmission.
KeywordsAcoustics, curtain wall, door, fenestration, glass, glazing, operable partitions, ship bulkhead, floor, ceiling, sound transmission loss, impact sound transmission, storefronts, wall, and window
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.Back to Top