Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM D1413-05

Standard Test Method for Wood Preservatives by Laboratory Soil-Block Cultures


1.1 This test method covers determination of the minimum amount of preservative that is effective in preventing decay of selected species of wood by selected fungi under optimum laboratory conditions.

1.2 The requirements for preparation of the material for testing and the test procedure appear in the following order:

Summary of Test Method3
Significance and Use
Wood and Test Blocks6
Test Fungi7
Culture Media8
Preparation of Test Cultures9
Preparation and Impregnation of Test Blocks10
Conditioning Treated Blocks11
Preservative Permanence: Weathering Procedure12
Stabilization of Treated Test Blocks and Placement in Culture Bottles13
Incubation and Duration of Test14
Handling Test Blocks After Exposure to Test Fungi15
Calculation of Weight Losses16
Evaluation of Test Results17
Refining the Threshold18

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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.10
Developed by Subcommittee: D07.06
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.1520/D1413-05
ICS Code: 71.100.50