Active Standard ASTM D4990 | Developed by Subcommittee: D08.04
Book of Standards Volume: 04.04
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This specification covers glass felt impregnated with coal tar intended to be used with coal tar pitch in the construction of built-up roofs and waterproofing systems. The felt shall be a thin, porous sheet of uniformly distributed glass fibers, with or without the addition of reinforcing stranded glass yarns, and bonded with a water-resistant resinous binder. Longitudinal and transverse breaking strength, pliability, width, area, net dry mass, parting agent and stabilizer content, moisture content, desaturated mass, bituminous saturant (coal tar) content, and ash content are among the property requirements to which the glass felts should conform to.
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1.1 This specification covers glass felt impregnated with coal tar intended to be used with coal tar pitch conforming to the appropriate requirements of Specification D450 in construction of built-up roofs and in the construction waterproofing systems.
1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 8, of this specification: 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.
D146 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Bitumen-Saturated Felts and Woven Fabrics for Roofing and Waterproofing
D450 Specification for Coal-Tar Pitch Used in Roofing, Dampproofing, and Waterproofing
D1079 Terminology Relating to Roofing and Waterproofing
ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)