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Significance and Use
This test method describes a procedure for evaluating rubberized fabrics that are used to manufacture pneumatic articles (that is, those that must retain air in order to perform satisfactorily in an intended application). Examples of such articles are emergency rafts, life preservers, marine recreational equipment, floats, pontons, and warning or detection devices, such as buoys or weather balloons.
1.1 This test method describes the determination of the retention of air by fabrics coated on one or both sides with rubber.
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
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.
D751 Test Methods for Coated Fabrics
ICS Number Code 59.080.40 (Coated fabrics); 59.140.30 (Leather and furs)
ASTM D5193 / D5193M-93(2012), Standard Test Method for Coated Fabrics—Air Retention, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top