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1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the specific gravity of wood and wood-based materials to generally desired degrees of accuracy and for specimens of different sizes, shapes, and moisture content conditions. The method title is indicative of the procedures used or the specific area of use.
|Method A—Volume by Measurement||6|
|Method B—Volume by Water Immersion||9|
|Method C—Flotation Tube||12|
|Method D—Forstner Bit||15|
|Method E—Increment Core||18|
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.
D9 Terminology Relating to Wood and Wood-Based Products
D2555 Practice for Establishing Clear Wood Strength Values
D4442 Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
D5456 Specification for Evaluation of Structural Composite Lumber Products
D7438 Practice for Field Calibration and Application of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
E1547 Terminology Relating to Industrial and Specialty Chemicals
ICS Number Code 79.040 (Wood, sawlogs and sawn timber); 79.060.01 (Wood-based panels in general)
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ASTM D2395-07, Standard Test Methods for Specific Gravity of Wood and Wood-Based Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2007, www.astm.orgBack to Top