ASTM WK45527

    New Test Method for Strength Properties of Metal Ceiling Suspension Systems for Acoustical Tile and Lay-in Panel Ceilings

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    1. Scope

    This specification covers metal ceiling suspension systems used primarily to support acoustical tile or acoustical lay-in panels.

    The testing method for establishing the load carrying capacity is embedded in C635. It is not in the proper format for an embedded standard. There are additional tests commonly used for grid certification that are not documented within an ASTM standard. The proposed standard would contain all necessary testing details. when approved, the embedded test in C 635 would be replaced by a reference to the proposed standard.


    acoustical; acoustical tile; ceiling; ceiling grid; metal:ceiling suspension systems; panel ceilings

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

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Paul Hough


    E33 (17-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as E3090-2017 and Pending Publication