ASTM D5417 - 11

    Standard Practice for Operation of the Vettermann Drum Tester

    Active Standard ASTM D5417 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.21

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.02


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    Significance and Use

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

    The acceptance criteria of this practice shall be set by mutual agreement between the purchaser and the supplier.

    1. Scope

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

    1.2 This practice is only 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 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.

    1.4 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

    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)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 52100000(Floor coverings)


    DOI: 10.1520/D5417-11

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