Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM D4803-97

Standard Test Method for Predicting Heat Buildup in PVC Building Products

Scope

1.1 This test method covers prediction of the heat buildup in rigid and flexible PVC building products above ambient air temperature, relative to black, which occurs due to absorption of the sun's energy.

Note 1-This test method is expected to be applicable to all types of colored plastics. The responsible subcommittee intends to broaden the scope beyond PVC when data on other materials is submitted for review. Note 2-There are no ISO standards covering the primary subject matter of this test method.

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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. Specific safety hazard statements are given in Section 7.

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Details
Book of Standards Volume: 08.03
Developed by Subcommittee: D20.24
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/D4803-97