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ASTM F1551-23

Standard Test Methods for Comprehensive Characterization of Synthetic Turf Playing Surfaces and Materials

Standard Test Methods for Comprehensive Characterization of Synthetic Turf Playing Surfaces and Materials F1551-23 ASTM|F1551-23|en-US Standard Test Methods for Comprehensive Characterization of Synthetic Turf Playing Surfaces and Materials Standard new BOS Vol. 15.07 Committee F08
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Significance and Use

5.1 These test methods constitute a standard for obtaining data in research and development, quality control, acceptance and rejection under specifications, and for special purposes.

5.2 The data obtained from use of these test methods are applicable to the system and its components under conditions of the particular test procedures and are not necessarily the same as the data that might be obtained in other environments or use conditions.

5.3 The selection of test methods or tests should be limited to those appropriate to the system or material(s) being evaluated.


1.1 These test methods establish a recommended list from which suitable test methods shall be selected for the identification of physical property characteristics and comparison of the performance properties of synthetic turf systems or components for athletic and recreational uses, or both.

1.2 Some of the test procedures are suitable only for the laboratory characterization of either components or the complete system; others are suitable for tests on installed sports fields; and some tests may be applied in both the laboratory and the field.

1.3 The test procedures included in these test methods apply as a group to the description of synthetic turf playing surfaces.

1.4 Test methods outlined herein cover system components as well as fully assembled synthetic turf systems. Most of the methods measure material and performance properties of turf components. Component properties are not intended to represent the performance of a fully assembled turf system. Component results provide data for quality control, specification compliance, and component performance used in product design.

1.5 Reference to the methods for testing the synthetic turf playing surface and its components contained herein should state specifically the particular test or tests desired and not refer to this list of test methods as a whole.

1.6 Several new standards have been added since the last revision of this standard. Other standards, for which more appropriate standards exist, have been removed from this standard. A list of the standards that have been removed and their replacements are listed in Table X1.1 in Appendix X1.

1.7 This is a physical property characterization standard, and it shall not be construed as a safety standard.

1.8 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.9 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.10 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.07
Developed by Subcommittee: F08.65
Pages: 15
DOI: 10.1520/F1551-23
ICS Code: 97.220.10