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ASTM E90-04

Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of Building Partitions and Elements

Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of Building Partitions and Elements E0090-04 ASTM|E0090-04|en-US Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of Building Partitions and Elements Standard new BOS Vol. 04.06 Committee E33
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Significance and Use

Sound transmission loss as defined in Terminology C 634, refers to the response of specimens exposed to a diffuse incident sound field, and this is the test condition approached by this laboratory test method. The test results are therefore most directly relevant to the performance of similar specimens exposed to similar sound fields. They provide, however, a useful general measure of performance for the variety of sound fields to which a partition or element may typically be exposed.

This test method is not intended for field tests. Field tests should be performed according to Test Method E 336.

Scope

1.1 This test method covers the laboratory measurement of airborne sound transmission loss of building partitions such as walls of all kinds, operable partitions, floor-ceiling assemblies, doors, windows, roofs, panels, and other space-dividing elements.

1.2 Laboratory Accreditation—A procedure for accrediting a laboratory for performing this test method is given in Annex A3.

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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Book of Standards Volume: 04.06
Developed by Subcommittee: E33.03
Pages: 15
DOI: 10.1520/E0090-04
ICS Code: 91.120.20