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This test method covered determination of the minimum amount of preservative that is effective in preventing decay of selected species of wood by selected fungi under optimum laboratory conditions.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D07 on Wood, this practice was withdrawn in January 2016 in accordance with section 10.6.3 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.
1.1 This test method covers determination of the minimum amount of preservative that prevents decay of selected species of wood by selected fungi under optimum laboratory conditions.
1.2 The requirements for preparation of the material for testing and the test procedure appear in the following order:
|Summary of Test Method||3|
|Significance and Use||4|
|Wood and Test Blocks||7|
|Preparation of Test Cultures||10|
|Preparation and Impregnation of Test Blocks||11|
|Conditioning Treated Blocks||12|
|Stabilization of Treated Test Blocks and Placement in Culture Bottles||14|
|Incubation and Duration of Test||15|
|Handling Test Blocks After Exposure to Test Fungi||16|
|Calculation of Weight Losses||17|
|Evaluation of Test Results||18|
|Refining the Threshold||19|
|Precision and Bias||21|
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.
D841 Specification for Nitration Grade Toluene
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
D1758 Test Method of Evaluating Wood Preservatives by Field Tests with Stakes
D3345 Test Method for Laboratory Evaluation of Wood and Other Cellulosic Materials for Resistance to Termites
D3507 Test Methods for Penetration of Preservatives in Wood and for Differentiating Between Heartwood and Sapwood
E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves
Other StandardsAWPA E10 Testing Wood Preservatives by Laboratory Soil-Block Cultures
ASTM D1413-07e1, Standard Test Method for Wood Preservatives by Laboratory Soil-Block Cultures (Withdrawn 2016), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2007, www.astm.orgBack to Top