ASTM F964 - 13

    Standard Specification for Rigid Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Exterior Profiles Used for Fencing and Railing

    Active Standard ASTM F964 | Developed by Subcommittee: F14.30

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.06


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    ASTM F964

    Abstract

    This specification deals with rigid poly vinyl-chloride (PVC) exterior profiles used for agricultural, commercial, residential fencing and railing. The material used in these exterior profiles is limited to rigid poly (vinyl chloride) (PVC) compounds in a single homogeneous extrusion or in a coextrusion of two or more PVC compounds in distinct layers. Loadbearing characteristics for fence and railing assemblies are not addressed within this specification (for example, windload, horizontal or vertical guardrail loading). Materials shall be tested and shall conform to requirements for the material properties and physical properties, including dimensional tolerances, extrusion quality, and weatherability. Methods for testing and for identifying exterior profile extrusions, such as impact resistance, warp, dimensional stability, and impact test on weathered specimen that comply with this specification are also provided.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    Significance and Use

    4.1 The purpose of this specification is to establish a recognized standard of quality for rigid poly vinyl chloride (PVC) exterior profiles for use in assembling agricultural, commercial, and residential fencing and railing. The term “PVC fence” refers to complete fencing and railings systems in which the primary structural members such as posts, rails, spindles, pickets, and gates are made from PVC exterior profiles. Accessory components (not included in this specification), including bolts, screws, hinges, latches, caps, and brackets, may be made from PVC or non-PVC materials, or both. The information contained in this specification is intended to be helpful to producers, distributors, and users and to promote understanding between purchasers and sellers.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes requirements for the material properties and physical properties, including dimensional tolerances, extrusion quality, and weatherability, of rigid poly vinyl-chloride (PVC) exterior profiles used for agricultural, commercial, residential fencing and railing. Methods for testing and for identifying exterior profile extrusions that comply with this specification are also provided.

    Note 1Information with regard to application, assembly, and installation should be obtained from the manufacturer or in accordance with Practice F1999, or both.
    Note 2Loadbearing characteristics for fence and railing assemblies are not addressed within this specification (for example, windload, horizontal or vertical guardrail loading).

    1.2 The material used in these exterior profiles is limited to rigid poly (vinyl chloride) (PVC) compounds in a single homogeneous extrusion or in a coextrusion of two or more PVC compounds in distinct layers.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are provided for information only.

    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

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

    D635 Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position

    D696 Test Method for Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion of Plastics Between -30C and 30C with a Vitreous Silica Dilatometer

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D1435 Practice for Outdoor Weathering of Plastics

    D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics

    D1898 Practice for Sampling of Plastics

    D2565 Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Outdoor Applications

    D4216 Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) and Related PVC and Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Building Products Compounds

    D4226 Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Building Products

    D4726 Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Exterior-Profile Extrusions Used for Assembled Windows and Doors

    F1999 Practice for Installation of Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Fence Systems

    G154 Practice for Operating Fluorescent Ultraviolet (UV) Lamp Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.140.99 (Other rubber and plastic products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30102315(Plastic profiles)


    DOI: 10.1520/F0964

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