ASTM D2278 - 06

    Standard Test Method for Field Evaluation of Wood Preservatives in Round Post-Size Specimens

    Active Standard ASTM D2278 | Developed by Subcommittee: D07.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.10


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    Abstract

    This test method covers the determination of the relative effectiveness of wood preservatives in round posts set in the ground in field plots. Two tests shall be used, one for small sapwood posts which is the preferred test if major interest lies in testing the preservative when fairly evenly distributed throughout the piece, and the second for large posts which is preferred when the preservative is tested under conditions of gradient retention and distribution normally encountered in commercial operations. The requirements for preparation of the material for testing and the test procedures shall be as follows: test plot; test specimens; treatment procedure; after-treatment handling of posts; installation of posts; inspection of specimens; evaluation of results; and reports.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the relative effectiveness of wood preservatives in round posts set in the ground in field plots. Two tests are described, one for small (3 to 5 in. (80 to 130 mm) in diameter) sapwood posts which is the preferred test if major interest lies in testing the preservative when fairly evenly distributed throughout the piece, and the second for large posts (7 to 10 in. (180 to 250 mm) in diameter) which is preferred when the preservative is tested under conditions of gradient retention and distribution normally encountered in commercial operations.

    1.2 The requirements for preparation of the material for testing and the test procedures appear as follows:

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI equivalents of inch-pound units may be approximate.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    D1413 Test Method for Wood Preservatives by Laboratory Soil-Block Cultures

    D1758 Test Method of Evaluating Wood Preservatives by Field Tests with Stakes


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.100.50 (Wood-protecting chemicals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D2278-06

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