ASTM D5252 - 11

    Standard Practice for the Operation of the Hexapod Tumble Drum Tester

    Active Standard ASTM D5252 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.21

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.02


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    ASTM D5252

    Significance and Use

    This equipment may be used to bring about the changes in appearance and texture on the surface of pile floor covering caused by mechanical action.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice describes the equipment and operation of the hexapod tumble drum tester for testing pile floor covering to produce changes in appearance and color due to changes in surface structure by mechanical action tester.

    1.2 This practice is applicable for use in testing unused pile floor covering of all types. It is not applicable for use in testing used pile yarn floor coverings.

    1.3 This practice may be used by mutual agreement between the purchaser and supplier to set purchasing specifications.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.5 This practice 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 practice 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

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles

    D5684 Terminology Relating to Pile Floor Coverings


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.080.60 (Textile floor coverings); 97.150 (Non-textile floor coverings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 52100000(Floor coverings)


    DOI: 10.1520/D5252-11

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