ASTM D3161/D3161M-12

    Standard Test Method for Wind-Resistance of Asphalt Shingles (Fan-Induced Method)


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the procedure for evaluating the wind resistance of asphalt shingles that results from the shingles rigidity (with or without contribution from sealant) or mechanical interlocking (with or without contribution from sealant) or any combination thereof. The shingles are applied to a test panel in accordance with the manufacturers instructions and tested at a 2:12 (17 %) slope, or at the lowest slope permitted by those instructions.

    1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

    1.3 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.

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    D1079 Terminology Relating to Roofing and Waterproofing

    E230/E230M Specification for Temperature-Electromotive Force (emf) Tables for Standardized Thermocouples


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121601(Asphalt); 30151508(Shingles)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D3161_D3161M-12

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    ASTM D3161 / D3161M-12, Standard Test Method for Wind-Resistance of Asphalt Shingles (Fan-Induced Method), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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