Significance and Use
This equipment may be used to bring about the changes in appearance and texture on the surface of pile floor covering caused by mechanical action.
1.1 This practice describes the equipment and operation of the hexapod tumble drum tester for testing pile floor covering to produce changes in appearance and color due to changes in surface structure by mechanical action tester.
1.2 This practice is applicable for use in testing unused pile floor covering of all types. It is not applicable for use in testing used pile yarn floor coverings.
1.3 This practice may be used by mutual agreement between the purchaser and supplier to set purchasing specifications.
1.4 The values stated in either SI or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as the standard. Within the text, the inch-pound units are shown in parentheses. The values in each system must be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with this practice. In case of referee decisions, the SI units shall prevail.
1.5 This practice 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 practice to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use .
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