ASTM D1571-95(2004)e1

    Standard Specification for Woven Asbestos Cloth


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers woven asbestos cloth having a minimum of 75 % asbestos fiber by weight, excluding the mass of other inorganic reinforcing strands which may be present.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 Warning-Breathing of asbestos dust is hazardous. Asbestos and asbestos products present demonstrated health risks for users and for those with whom they come into contact. In addition to other precautions, when working with asbestos-cement products, minimize the dust that results. For information on the safe use of chrysoltile asbestos, refer to "Safe Use of Chrysotile Asbestos: A Manual on Preventive and Control Measures."

    1.4 The following safety caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section , described in this specification: 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. For specific safety hazard, see 1.3.


    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

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D299 Specification for Asbestos Yarns

    D1682 Test Methods for Breaking Load and Elongation of Textile Fabrics

    D1777 Method for Measuring Thickness of Textile Materials

    D1910 Methods of Test for Construction Characteristics of Woven Fabrics

    D1918 Test Method for Asbestos Content of Asbestos Textiles

    D2100 Specification for Asbestos Textiles Used for Electrical Insulating Purposes

    D2946 Terminology Relating to Asbestos

    D3774 Test Methods for Width of Woven Fabric

    D3775 Test Method for Fabric Count of Woven Fabric

    D3776 Test Method for Mass Per Unit Area (Weight) of Woven Fabric


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.060.30 (Mineral and metal fibres)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11151515(Asbestos fibers)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D1571-95R04E01

    Citation Format

    ASTM D1571-95(2004)e1, Standard Specification for Woven Asbestos Cloth, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2004, www.astm.org

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