Durability of Nonmetallic Material Standards

    ASTM's durability of nonmetallic material standards provide the appropriate procedures for carrying out environmental exposure tests to determine the durability, service life, and weathering behavior of certain nonmetallic materials. These tests are conducted to examine and evaluate the algal resistance, light exposure behavior, activation spectrum, spectral irradiance and distribution, and microbial susceptibility of nonmetals, which include polymeric materials, glass, and plastic films. These standards also present the proper calibration and operational procedures for the instruments used in conducting such tests such as pyrheliometer, UV radiometer and spectroradiometer, pyranometer, carbon arc, fluorescent, and xenon arc light apparatuses, metal black panel and white panel temperature devices, and sharp cut-on filter. These durability of nonmetallic material standards are useful to manufacturers and other users concerned with such materials and products in understanding their resilience and stability mechanism.

    List of durability of nonmetallic material standards developed by ASTM:


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    Biological Deterioration

    DesignationTitle
    G21 - 13 Standard Practice for Determining Resistance of Synthetic Polymeric Materials to Fungi
    G29 - 96(2010) Standard Practice for Determining Algal Resistance of Plastic Films
    G160 - 12 Standard Practice for Evaluating Microbial Susceptibility of Nonmetallic Materials By Laboratory Soil Burial

    Joint Weathering Projects

    DesignationTitle
    G147 - 09 Standard Practice for Conditioning and Handling of Nonmetallic Materials for Natural and Artificial Weathering Tests
    G156 - 09 Standard Practice for Selecting and Characterizing Weathering Reference Materials
    G178 - 09 Standard Practice for Determining the Activation Spectrum of a Material (Wavelength Sensitivity to an Exposure Source) Using the Sharp Cut-On Filter or Spectrographic Technique

    Natural and Environmental Exposure Tests

    DesignationTitle
    G7 / G7M - 13 Standard Practice for Atmospheric Environmental Exposure Testing of Nonmetallic Materials
    G24 - 13 Standard Practice for Conducting Exposures to Daylight Filtered Through Glass
    G90 - 10 Standard Practice for Performing Accelerated Outdoor Weathering of Nonmetallic Materials Using Concentrated Natural Sunlight
    G179 - 04(2011) Standard Specification for Metal Black Panel and White Panel Temperature Devices for Natural Weathering Tests
    G201 - 09 Standard Practice for Conducting Exposures in Outdoor Glass-Covered Exposure Apparatus with Air Circulation

    Radiometry

    DesignationTitle
    E816 - 05(2010) Standard Test Method for Calibration of Pyrheliometers by Comparison to Reference Pyrheliometers
    E824 - 10 Standard Test Method for Transfer of Calibration From Reference to Field Radiometers
    G130 - 12 Standard Test Method for Calibration of Narrow- and Broad-Band Ultraviolet Radiometers Using a Spectroradiometer
    G138 - 12 Standard Test Method for Calibration of a Spectroradiometer Using a Standard Source of Irradiance
    G167 - 05(2010) Standard Test Method for Calibration of a Pyranometer Using a Pyrheliometer
    G173 - 03(2012) Standard Tables for Reference Solar Spectral Irradiances: Direct Normal and Hemispherical on 37° Tilted Surface
    G177 - 03(2012) Standard Tables for Reference Solar Ultraviolet Spectral Distributions: Hemispherical on 37° Tilted Surface
    G183 - 05(2010) Standard Practice for Field Use of Pyranometers, Pyrheliometers and UV Radiometers
    G197 - 08(2012) Standard Table for Reference Solar Spectral Distributions: Direct and Diffuse on 20° Tilted and Vertical Surfaces
    G207 - 11 Standard Test Method for Indoor Transfer of Calibration from Reference to Field Pyranometers

    Service Life Prediction

    DesignationTitle
    G166 - 00(2011) Standard Guide for Statistical Analysis of Service Life Data
    G172 - 02(2010)e1 Standard Guide for Statistical Analysis of Accelerated Service Life Data

    Simulated and Controlled Exposure Tests

    DesignationTitle
    G151 - 10 Standard Practice for Exposing Nonmetallic Materials in Accelerated Test Devices that Use Laboratory Light Sources
    G152 - 13 Standard Practice for Operating Open Flame Carbon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials
    G153 - 13 Standard Practice for Operating Enclosed Carbon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials
    G154 - 12a Standard Practice for Operating Fluorescent Ultraviolet (UV) Lamp Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials
    G155 - 13 Standard Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials

    Statistics

    DesignationTitle
    G141 - 09(2013) Standard Guide for Addressing Variability in Exposure Testing of Nonmetallic Materials
    G169 - 01(2013) Standard Guide for Application of Basic Statistical Methods to Weathering Tests

    Terminology

    DesignationTitle
    E41 - 92(2010) Terminology Relating to Conditioning
    G113 - 14 Standard Terminology Relating to Natural and Artificial Weathering Tests of Nonmetallic Materials

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