ASTM C120 / C120M - 19

    Standard Test Methods for Flexure Testing of Structural and Roofing Slate

    Active Standard ASTM C120 / C120M | Developed by Subcommittee: C18.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.07


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 These test methods are useful in indicating the differences in flexure (breaking load, modulus of rupture) between various slates. These test methods also provide one element in the comparison of roofing slates under Specification C406 and structural slates under Specification C629.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover determination of the breaking load of roofing slate and modulus of rupture of structural slate by use of simple three-point loading.

    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 are not necessarily exact equivalents; therefore, to ensure conformance with the standard, each system shall be used independently of the other, and values from the two systems shall not be combined.

    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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C119 Terminology Relating to Dimension Stone

    C406 Specification for Roofing Slate

    C629 Specification for Slate Dimension Stone

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines

    E145 Specification for Gravity-Convection and Forced-Ventilation Ovens


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.15 (Mineral materials and products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11111606(Slate)


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    DOI: 10.1520/C0120_C0120M-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM C120 / C120M-19, Standard Test Methods for Flexure Testing of Structural and Roofing Slate, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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