Standard Active Last Updated: Apr 26, 2018
ASTM F1971-12(2018)

Standard Test Method for Electrical Resistance of Tires Under Load On the Test Bench

Significance and Use

5.1 Occasions exist where static charges on the vehicle must be dissipated by way of the tires. Electrical resistance inversely measures the tire's ability to dissipate static charge from the vehicle.


1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the electrical resistance between the wheel of a mounted and inflated tire-wheel assembly and a flat conducting surface in loaded contact with the tire.

1.2 This test method specifies procedures and equipment such that electrical resistance can be accurately determined for tires with values up to 1012 Ω (ohms).

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

1.4 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.

1.5 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: 09.02
Developed by Subcommittee: F09.30
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/F1971-12R18
ICS Code: 83.160.01