ASTM F2109 - 01(2011)

    Standard Test Method to Determine Color Change and Staining Caused by Aircraft Maintenance Chemicals upon Aircraft Cabin Interior Hard Surfaces

    Active Standard ASTM F2109 | Developed by Subcommittee: F07.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.03


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    Significance and Use

    The findings generated by this test method shall be part of the approval of maintenance chemicals to be used on, or to come in contact with, airplane interior surfaces during routine operations. The test method screens these chemicals to ensure that no discoloration or staining or both is liable to occur by use of the liquid chemical product.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of color change and staining from liquid solutions, such as cleaning or disinfecting chemicals or both, on painted metallic surfaces and nonmetallic surfaces of materials being used inside the aircraft cabin. The effects upon the exposed specimens are measured with the AATCC Gray Scale for Color Change and AATCC Gray Color Scale for Staining.

    Note 1—This test method is applicable to any colored nonmetallic hard surface in contact with liquids. The selected test specimens are chosen because these materials are present in the majority of aircraft cabin interiors.

    1.2 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.

    Industry Standard

    AMSQQ-A-250/13 Aluminum Alloy Plate and Sheet Available from SAE International (SAE), 400 Commonwealth Dr., Warrendale, PA 15096-0001, http://www.sae.org.

    ASTM Standards

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 19.040 (Environmental testing); 49.095 (Passenger and cabin equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 25130000(Aircraft)


    DOI: 10.1520/F2109-01R11

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