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Significance and Use
4.1 Each abuse/impact property of abuse resistant wall panels is divided into three classification levels. The three levels of classification are: Level I, Level II, and Level III, with Level I representing the lowest rating for any given property. The test methods specified are utilized to establish the abuse-resistance classification of an abuse resistant wall panel. Each classification level requires a minimum overall specified performance. Any classified abuse resistant wall panel can be used at a classification level which is rated lower than the highest level qualified.
1.1 This standard establishes classifications of abuse resistance based on the abrasion resistance and impact resistance performance of nondecorated interior gypsum panel products and fiber-reinforced cement panels (abuse resistant wall panels).
1.1.1 This standard is a method of classifying gypsum panel product performance and is not intended to classify systems for abuse resistance.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound and SI (metric) units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system shall be used independent of the other. Values from the two systems shall not be combined.
1.3 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C11 Terminology Relating to Gypsum and Related Building Materials and Systems
C1154 Terminology for Non-Asbestos Fiber-Reinforced Cement Products
D4977 Test Method for Granule Adhesion to Mineral Surfaced Roofing by Abrasion
D5420 Test Method for Impact Resistance of Flat, Rigid Plastic Specimen by Means of a Striker Impacted by a Falling Weight (Gardner Impact)
E695 Test Method of Measuring Relative Resistance of Wall, Floor, and Roof Construction to Impact Loading
ISO DocumentsISO6707-1 Building and Civil Engineering -- Vocabulary -- Part 1: General Terms
ICS Number Code 91.100.10 (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar)
UNSPSC Code 11111601(Gypsum)
ASTM C1629 / C1629M-14a, Standard Classification for Abuse-Resistant Nondecorated Interior Gypsum Panel Products and Fiber-Reinforced Cement Panels, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top