This test method covers the laboratory evaluation of treated or untreated cellulosic material for its resistance to subterranean termites. This test should be considered as a screening test for treated material and further evaluation by field methods is required. Different kinds of equipment and materials to be used in the evaluation of the cellulosic material include containers, glass or clean plastic, tray, enamel, stainless steel, paper towels, and volatile chemicals. Southern yellow pine (SYP) sapwood with no visible defects and smoothed surfaces shall be evaluated by using reagents like benzalkonium chloride solution and distilled water. Other wood species may be used, but in each separate test using other species as the major test wood, five SYP sapwood blocks should be used as additional controls to permit the correlation of test results among laboratories. A block evaluation with corresponding rating system shall be performed by visualization method.
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1.1 This test method covers the laboratory evaluation of treated or untreated cellulosic material for its resistance to subterranean termites. This test should be considered as a screening test for treated material and further evaluation by field methods is required.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the 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. (Warning—See 6.1.4.)
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1413 Test Method for Wood Preservatives by Laboratory Soil-Block Cultures
AWPA E10 Testing Wood Preservatives by Laboratory Soil-Block Cultures
cellulosic materials; termites; wood; Wood preservatives; Wood products; Untreated wood; Cellulosic fiber insulation; Insect resistance (of wood); Termite resistance; Treated wood;
ICS Number Code 71.100.50 (Wood-protecting chemicals)
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