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This equipment may be used to bring about the changes in texture on the surface of pile floor covering caused by mechanical action.
The acceptance criteria of this practice shall be set by mutual agreement between the purchaser and the supplier.
1.1 This practice describes the equipment and operation of the Vettermann drum tester for testing pile yarn floor covering to produce changes in appearance and color due to changes in surface structure by mechanical action.
1.2 This practice is only 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 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard for all measurements except mass. The SI (metric) units for all measurements except mass are provided for information only.
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