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 Method||3|
|Significance and Use|
|Wood and Test Blocks||6|
|Preparation of Test Cultures||9|
|Preparation and Impregnation of Test Blocks||10|
|Conditioning Treated Blocks||11|
|Preservative Permanence: Weathering Procedure||12|
|Stabilization of Treated Test Blocks and Placement in Culture Bottles||13|
|Incubation and Duration of Test||14|
|Handling Test Blocks After Exposure to Test Fungi||15|
|Calculation of Weight Losses||16|
|Evaluation of Test Results||17|
|Refining the Threshold||18|
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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