ASTM D2921 - 98(2011)

    Standard Test Method for Qualitative Tests for the Presence of Water Repellents and Preservatives in Wood Products

    Active Standard ASTM D2921 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.52

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    Although chlorinated phenol-treated wood has become less common due to environmental concerns, repellent-treated wood is commonly specified in construction. This test method provides a means to verify the presence of a significant level of water repellent protection.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers simple qualitative field or laboratory tests to determine water repellency or the presence of chlorinated phenol preservative chemicals in wood products that are specified to be water repellent preservative treated.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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.

    U.S. Federal Specification

    TT-W-572 Wood Preservative Water-Repellant Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, DODSSP, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098, http://dodssp.daps.dla.mil.

    NIST Standard

    262-63 Water Repellent Preservative Non-Pressure Treatment for Mill Work Available from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 100 Bureau Dr., Stop 1070, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070, http://www.nist.gov.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 79.080 (Semi-manufactures of timber)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11121600(Wood)


    DOI: 10.1520/D2921-98R11

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