Significance and Use
Determining the tensile-tear strength of laboratory and field samples of roofing membranes should be useful in developing performance criteria, and as one basis for comparison of different materials and systems. The effects of temperature, moisture, and aging may be evaluated by appropriate selection of field samples or conditioning of laboratory samples, and tests may be conducted in an environmental chamber.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the tensile-tear strength of bituminous roofing membranes.
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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D95 Test Method for Water in Petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation
D2829 Practice for Sampling and Analysis of Existing Built-Up Roof Systems
D3617 Practice for Sampling and Analysis of Built-Up Roof Systems During Application
bituminous roofing membranes; field and laboratory samples; tensile-tear strength;
ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)
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