ASTM D4445 - 10(2015)

    Standard Test Method for Fungicides for Controlling Sapstain and Mold on Unseasoned Lumber (Laboratory Method)

    Active Standard ASTM D4445 | Developed by Subcommittee: D07.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.10


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method is useful as a screening procedure for selecting fungicides or formulations for more rigorous field evaluation.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This (laboratory) test method is used for determining the minimum concentration of fungicide, or formulation of fungicides, that is effective in preventing biodeterioration by sapstain fungi and molds in selected species of wood under optimum laboratory conditions.

    Note 1: From the results of this test, commercial treating solution concentrations cannot be estimated without further field tests.

    1.2 The requirements for test materials and procedures are discussed in the following order:

     

    Section

    Summary of Test Method

    4

    Apparatus

    6

    Reagents

    7

    Wood

    8

    Test Fungi

    9

    Culture Media

    10

    Preparation of Inoculum

    11

    Preparation of Test Chambers

    12

    Treatment of Samples

    13

    Inoculation and Incubation

    14

    Evaluation of the Test

    15

    Report

    16

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.4 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

    D9 Terminology Relating to Wood and Wood-Based Products

    D1165 Nomenclature of Commercial Hardwoods and Softwoods

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 79.040 (Wood, sawlogs and sawn timber)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11121600(Wood)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D4445-10R15

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D4445-10(2015), Standard Test Method for Fungicides for Controlling Sapstain and Mold on Unseasoned Lumber (Laboratory Method), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org

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