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Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee E33 on Building and Environmental Acoustics, this practice was withdrawn in January 2008 in accordance with section 10.5.3.1 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by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 practice covers measures intended to prevent situations or conditions that will detract from the sound-insulating properties of acoustically-rated lightweight partitions. It is not intended to include all sound insulating constructions. Many acoustically-rated partitions are also fire rated and when being installed must be built in accordance with the construction details specified in the fire test construction. In any event, applicable building codes and regulations should be checked for possible conflicts.
1.2 Excluded from this scope are masonry type partitions having all or part of their construction from brick, concrete block, aggregate block, plaster block, poured concrete, etc. Also excluded are operable and demountable partitions (Operable are those partitions with a mechanism for easy movement; demountable partitions are those which are designed and installed with the intent of later being taken down and re-erected by a crew over a period of time, with the components being reusable). Not excluded are those partitions which are lightweight but have thin brick, tile, or plaster on one or both faces.
1.3 Plumbing wall and kitchen problems are excluded from this document.
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.5 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems 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.
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ASTM E497-99, Standard Practice for Installing Sound-Isolating Lightweight Partitions (Withdrawn 2008), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1999, www.astm.orgBack to Top