ASTM D178-93(1998)

    Standard Specification for Rubber Insulating Matting


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers acceptance testing of rubber insulating matting for use as a floor covering for protection of workers.

    1.2 Two types of matting, differing in chemical and physical characteristics, are provided and are designated as Type I and Type II matting.

    1.3 The following safety hazards caveat applies only to the test method portion, Sections 17 to 19, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.

    Note 1--Rubber insulating matting should remain flexible for use through normal temperature ranges.

    Note 2--Rubber as used in this specification is a generic term that includes elastomers and elastomer compounds, regardless of origin.


    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

    D149 Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials at Commercial Power Frequencies

    D297 Test Methods for Rubber ProductsChemical Analysis

    D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic ElastomersTension

    D471 Test Method for Rubber PropertyEffect of Liquids

    D518 Test Method for Rubber Deterioration--Surface Cracking

    D570 Test Method for Water Absorption of Plastics

    D573 Test Method for RubberDeterioration in an Air Oven

    D1564 Testing Flexible Cellular Materials--Slab Urethane Foam; Replaced by D 3574

    D1565 Specification for Flexible Cellular MaterialsVinyl Chloride Polymers and Copolymers (Open-Cell Foam)3

    D1692 Method of Test for Rate of Burning or Extent and Time of Burning of Cellular Plastics Using a Specimen Supported by a Horizontal Screen

    D2406 Methods of Testing Flexible Cellular Materials-Molded Urethane Foam; Replaced by D 3574

    D3014 Test Method for Flame Height, Time of Burning, and Loss of Mass of Rigid Thermoset Cellular Plastics in a Vertical Position


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.035.20 (Plastic and rubber insulating materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 56121303(Rubber brush floor matting)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D0178-93R98

    Citation Format

    ASTM D178-93(1998), Standard Specification for Rubber Insulating Matting, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2001, www.astm.org

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