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Significance and Use
5.1 Silica sand produces a slower rate of abrasion for organic coatings than that provided by silicon carbide. For some types of coatings, it may also provide greater differentiation.
5.2 The abrasion resistance scales produced by the two methods differ, but the methods provide approximately the same rankings of coatings for abrasion resistance.
5.3 Each of the methods has been found useful for rating the abrasion resistance of specific types of coatings. For example Method A (falling sand) has been used for rating floor coatings while Method B (falling silicon carbide) has been used for rating coatings for ship decks.
Note 1: All dimensions are given in inches. 1 in. = 25.4 mm.
1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the resistance of organic coatings to abrasion produced by abrasive falling onto coatings applied to a plane rigid surface, such as a metal or glass panel.
1.2 Two test methods based on different abrasives are covered as follows:
Method A—Falling Sand Abrasion Test
Method B—Falling Silicon Carbide Abrasion Test
1.3 These methods should be restricted to testing in only one laboratory when numerical values are used because of the poor reproducibility of the methods (see and ). Interlaboratory agreement is improved significantly when ranking is used in place of numerical values.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address 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.
D823 Practices for Producing Films of Uniform Thickness of Paint, Varnish, and Related Products on Test Panels
D1005 Test Method for Measurement of Dry-Film Thickness of Organic Coatings Using Micrometers
D1186 Test Methods for Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Nonmagnetic Coatings Applied to a Ferrous Base
D1400 Test Method for Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Nonconductive Coatings Applied to a Nonferrous Metal Base
E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves
Other Standards42-GB-1984-R1993 FEPA Standard for bonded abrasive grains of fused aluminum oxide and silicon carbide Available from The British Abrasive Federation, Trafford Park Road, Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1JD, England.
ICS Number Code 25.220.60 (Organic coatings)
UNSPSC Code 46181533(Protective coats)
ASTM D968-15, Standard Test Methods for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by Falling Abrasive, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.orgBack to Top