ASTM F429 - 10

    Standard Test Method for Shock-Attenuation Characteristics of Protective Headgear for Football

    Active Standard ASTM F429 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.53

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07

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    Significance and Use

    Maximum acceleration and time duration data obtained by the specified procedures are intended to determine the shock attenuation characteristics of a headgear.

    Note 1—These data can be used at a later date to assess the protection afforded to the head when blows are delivered to the helmet.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the shock-attenuation characteristics of protective headgear for football.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    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.

    ISO Standard

    ISO/DIS 6220 Headforms For Use in the Testing of Protective Helmets Available from American National Standards Institute, 11 W. 42nd St., 13th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

    ASTM Standards

    F717 Specification for Football Helmets

    SAE Document

    J221 JUN 80 Instrumentation for Impact Tests, Requirements for Channel Class 1000 Available from the Society of Automotive Engineers, 400 Commonwealth Dr., Warrendale, PA 15096.

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.340.20 (Head protective equipment); 97.220.40 (Outdoor and water sports equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 49221504(Sport safety headgear)

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    DOI: 10.1520/F0429-10

    Citation Format

    ASTM F429-10, Standard Test Method for Shock-Attenuation Characteristics of Protective Headgear for Football, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010,

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