ASTM WK31346

    New Specification for Wear Test of Unitary Surfaces under and around Playground Equipment

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F08.63 | Committee F08 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes minimum characteristics for rubber poured-in-place surfaces. The material shall consist of a combination of a polyurethane binder that is mixed with rubber and installed at the playground site. 1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. In other cases, the values in inch-pound units are provided as information only and are not exact equivalents. 1.3 This specification does not imply that an injury cannot be incurred if the rubber poured-in-place surface complies with this specification. 1.4 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 to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    The need for a systematic means of evaluating unitary surfaces for use as a playground protective surface from the standpoint of functional longevity and performance to impact attenuation requirements, durability, consistency of finish, and accessibility has become a growing concern of the designers/specifiers, owner/operators, and manufacturer/supplier/installers of unitary surfaces. There have been no test methods, other than ASTM F1292, to assess these parameters of unitary surfaces to ensure the quality. Therefore, the goal of this specification is to establish a uniform means to measure wear characteristics for unitary surfaces to meet the needs of playground designers, operators, and manufacturers.


    abraser; abrasion; abrasion resistance; rotary platform; wear; Taber

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Technical Contact:
    Timothy Davis

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