ASTM's durability of nonmetallic material standards provide the appropriate procedures for carrying out environmental exposure tests to determine the durability, service life, and weathering behavior of certain nonmetallic materials. These tests are conducted to examine and evaluate the algal resistance, light exposure behavior, activation spectrum, spectral irradiance and distribution, and microbial susceptibility of nonmetals, which include polymeric materials, glass, and plastic films. These standards also present the proper calibration and operational procedures for the instruments used in conducting such tests such as pyrheliometer, UV radiometer and spectroradiometer, pyranometer, carbon arc, fluorescent, and xenon arc light apparatuses, metal black panel and white panel temperature devices, and sharp cut-on filter. These durability of nonmetallic material standards are useful to manufacturers and other users concerned with such materials and products in understanding their resilience and stability mechanism.

Durability of Nonmetallic Material Standards

ASTM's durability of nonmetallic material standards provide the appropriate procedures for carrying out environmental exposure tests to determine the durability, service life, and weathering behavior of certain nonmetallic materials. These tests are conducted to examine and evaluate the algal resistance, light exposure behavior, activation spectrum, spectral irradiance and distribution, and microbial susceptibility of nonmetals, which include polymeric materials, glass, and plastic films. These standards also present the proper calibration and operational procedures for the instruments used in conducting such tests such as pyrheliometer, UV radiometer and spectroradiometer, pyranometer, carbon arc, fluorescent, and xenon arc light apparatuses, metal black panel and white panel temperature devices, and sharp cut-on filter. These durability of nonmetallic material standards are useful to manufacturers and other users concerned with such materials and products in understanding their resilience and stability mechanism.

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Biological Deterioration

G21-15(2021)e1 Standard Practice for Determining Resistance of Synthetic Polymeric Materials to Fungi

G22-76(1996) Standard Practice for Determining Resistance of Plastics to Bacteria (Withdrawn 2002)

G160-12(2019) Standard Practice for Evaluating Microbial Susceptibility of Nonmetallic Materials By Laboratory Soil Burial

G29-21 Standard Practice for Determining Cyanobacterial Resistance of Polymeric Films

Joint Weathering Projects

G178-16 Standard Practice for Determining the Activation Spectrum of a Material (Wavelength Sensitivity to an Exposure Source) Using the Sharp Cut-On Filter or Spectrographic Technique

G156-17 Standard Practice for Selecting and Characterizing Weathering Reference Materials

G147-17 Standard Practice for Conditioning and Handling of Nonmetallic Materials for Natural and Artificial Weathering Tests

Natural and Environmental Exposure Tests

G201-16 Standard Practice for Conducting Exposures in Outdoor Glass-Covered Exposure Apparatus with Air Circulation

G7/G7M-21 Standard Practice for Natural Weathering of Materials

G90-17 Standard Practice for Performing Accelerated Outdoor Weathering of Materials Using Concentrated Natural Sunlight

G179-04(2019) Standard Specification for Metal Black Panel and White Panel Temperature Devices for Natural Weathering Tests

G24-21 Standard Practice for Conducting Exposures to Daylight Filtered Through Glass

Radiometry

E891-87(1992) Tables for Terrestrial Direct Normal Solar Spectral Irradiance Tables for Air Mass 1.5 (Withdrawn 1999)

E941-83(1999) Standard Test Method for Calibration of Reference Pyranometers With Axis Tilted by the Shading Method (Withdrawn 2005)

E913-82(1999) Standard Method for Calibration of Reference Pyranometers With Axis Vertical by the Shading Method (Withdrawn 2005)

G159-98 Standard Tables for References Solar Spectral Irradiance at Air Mass 1.5: Direct Normal and Hemispherical for a 37° Tilted Surface (Withdrawn 2005)

G183-15 Standard Practice for Field Use of Pyranometers, Pyrheliometers and UV Radiometers

E816-15 Standard Test Method for Calibration of Pyrheliometers by Comparison to Reference Pyrheliometers

G167-15 Standard Test Method for Calibration of a Pyranometer Using a Pyrheliometer

G222-21 Standard Practice for Estimation of UV Irradiance Received by Field-Exposed Products as a Function of Location

G214-16 Standard Test Method for Integration of Digital Spectral Data for Weathering and Durability Applications

G197-14(2021) Standard Table for Reference Solar Spectral Distributions: Direct and Diffuse on 20° Tilted and Vertical Surfaces

G213-17 Standard Guide for Evaluating Uncertainty in Calibration and Field Measurements of Broadband Irradiance with Pyranometers and Pyrheliometers

E824-10(2018)e1 Standard Test Method for Transfer of Calibration From Reference to Field Radiometers

G207-11(2019)e1 Standard Test Method for Indoor Transfer of Calibration from Reference to Field Pyranometers

G130-12(2020) Standard Test Method for Calibration of Narrow- and Broad-Band Ultraviolet Radiometers Using a Spectroradiometer

G177-03(2020) Standard Tables for Reference Solar Ultraviolet Spectral Distributions: Hemispherical on 37° Tilted Surface

G173-03(2020) Standard Tables for Reference Solar Spectral Irradiances: Direct Normal and Hemispherical on 37° Tilted Surface

G138-12(2020)e1 Standard Test Method for Calibration of a Spectroradiometer Using a Standard Source of Irradiance

Service Life Prediction

G172-19 Standard Guide for Statistical Analysis of Accelerated Service Life Data

G166-00(2020) Standard Guide for Statistical Analysis of Service Life Data

E632-82(1996) Standard Practice for Developing Accelerated Tests to Aid Prediction of the Service Life of Building Components and Materials (Withdrawn 2005)

Simulated and Controlled Exposure Tests

G152-13(2021) Standard Practice for Operating Open Flame Carbon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials

G153-13(2021) Standard Practice for Operating Enclosed Carbon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials

G154-16 Standard Practice for Operating Fluorescent Ultraviolet (UV) Lamp Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials

G151-19 Standard Practice for Exposing Nonmetallic Materials in Accelerated Test Devices that Use Laboratory Light Sources

G155-21 Standard Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Lamp Apparatus for Exposure of Materials

Statistics

G141-09(2021) Standard Guide for Addressing Variability in Exposure Testing of Nonmetallic Materials

G169-01(2021) Standard Guide for Application of Basic Statistical Methods to Weathering Tests

Terminology

E41-92(2010) Terminology Relating to Conditioning (Withdrawn 2019)

G113-22 Standard Terminology Relating to Natural and Artificial Weathering Tests of Nonmetallic Materials