Standard Active Last Updated: Aug 13, 2019
ASTM G179-04(2019)

Standard Specification for Metal Black Panel and White Panel Temperature Devices for Natural Weathering Tests


1.1 This specification provides specific information for the manufacturing and use of metal black and white panel temperature devices to measure temperatures that estimate highest maximum (black) and lowest maximum (white) temperatures of coated metal specimens during natural weathering tests.

1.1.1 The construction of a black or white panel has a significant effect on the indicated temperature. This standard describes a robust construction from the panels investigated, which has been shown to provide the highest, most consistent temperatures when compared side-by-side with other black panel constructions.

1.2 This specification includes details on design requirements and quantitative measurement techniques, which will lead to the proper selection of materials and use for black and white panel temperature sensors.

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

Note 1: There is no equivalent ISO standard describing the selection and use of black panel sensors for natural weathering tests.

1.4 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: 14.04
Developed by Subcommittee: G03.02
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/G0179-04R19
ICS Code: 17.200.20