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    ASTM F489-96

    Standard Test Method for Using a James Machine

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers laboratory measurement of the dry static coefficient of friction of shoe sole and heel materials on controlled walking surfaces and under controlled conditions. It is recognized that certain contaminants and conditions may alter results.

    Note-See Test Method D2047 for information on measurement of the static coefficient of friction of floor surfaces for the James Machine.

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

    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.

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 61.060 (Footwear)

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    DOI: 10.1520/F0489-96

    Citation Format

    ASTM F489-96, Standard Test Method for Using a James Machine, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1996, www.astm.org

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