ASTM F2053 - 00(2011)

    Standard Guide for Documenting the Results of Airborne Particle Penetration Testing of Protective Clothing Materials

    Active Standard ASTM F2053 | Developed by Subcommittee: F23.30

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.03


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    Significance and Use

    This guide is intended to encourage thorough and consistent documentation of airborne particle penetration testing and its results.

    Uniform information and performance data increase the likelihood of selecting proper particle protective clothing by direct comparison of one material with another.

    A standard format for test information and data also encourages computer storage of test results for easy retrieval, comparison, and correlations.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide provides a format for documenting information and performance data for a airborne particle penetration test.

    1.2 Documented data and information are grouped into five categories that define important aspects of each test:

    1.2.1 Description of material tested,

    1.2.2 Challenge particles,

    1.2.3 Test method,

    1.2.4 Test results, and

    1.2.5 Source of the data.

    1.3 Use of this guide is facilitated by adherence to procedures outlined in a standard test method.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurements are included in this standard.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.340.10 (Protective clothing)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 53100000(Clothing)


    DOI: 10.1520/F2053-00R11

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