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This test method covers the relative effectiveness of wood preservatives in small wood specimens exposed to a natural marine environment. It is not within the scope of this test method to determine the retention or duration of protection for commercial size piles and timbers.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D07 on Wood, this practice was withdrawn in January 2014 in accordance with section 10.6.3.1 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.
1.1 This test method covers the relative effectiveness of wood preservatives in small wood specimens exposed to a natural marine environment. It is not within the scope of this test method to determine the retention or duration of protection for commercial size piles and timbers.
1.2 The requirements for preparing the material for testing and the test procedures appear in the following order:
|Summary of Test Method|
|Assembly of Test Specimens|
|Evaluation of Results|
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.
D390 Specification for Coal-Tar Creosote for the Preservative Treatment of Piles, Poles, and Timbers for Marine, Land, and Freshwater Use
D1165 Nomenclature of Commercial Hardwoods and Softwoods
D2665 Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Drain, Waste, and Vent Pipe and Fittings
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ASTM D2481-05, Standard Test Method for Accelerated Evaluation of Wood Preservatives for Marine Services by Means of Small Size Specimens (Withdrawn 2014), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2005, www.astm.orgBack to Top