Standard Withdrawn, No replacement   Last Updated: Dec 31, 2010
ASTM D3777-97(2002)

Standard Practice for Writing Specifications for Textiles (Withdrawn 2008)


1.1 This practice covers general methods for specifying textile product characteristics that may be measured or counted.

1.2 There are many different types of acceptance samplings plans. This practice describes five types. (See 1.5.)

1.3 This practice describes general methods for writing the sampling plans of the types named in whose characteristics may be measured or counted. The requirements are described in terms of what the basic unit is and what limit constitutes a nonconforming item. Tables are provided from which appropriate sampling plans can be designed. Numerical examples illustrate the design of sampling plans and the construction of their consequent operating characteristic curves.

1.4 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.

1.5 This practice includes the following sections:

Referenced Documents2
Significance and Use4
Organizational Form for Specifications5
Introductory Sections6
Requirements Section7
Test Methods9
Sampling Plans10
Operating Characteristic Curve11

1.6 The annexes include:

Topic TitleAnnex Number
Types of Sampling Plans:
Single-Sample Fraction-Nonconforming Attribute DataAnnex A1
Single-Sample Nonconformances-per-UnitAnnex A2
Single-Sample by Variables to Control Fraction-Non-conforming with Standard Deviation KnownAnnex A3
Single-Sample by Variables to Control Fraction-Non-conforming with Standard Deviation UnknownAnnex A4
Chain SamplingAnnex A5
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