Work Item
ASTM WK44735

New Test Method for Assessing Shelf Life of Containment Coatings

1. Scope

This test method is intended to provide a basis for testing of materials used to immobilize radioactive contamination and facilitate subsequent decontamination.


contain; coatings; CCs; RDD; cleanup; shelf life; freeze-thaw resistance; settling properties; storage stability; density; viscosity


Test methods are needed to evaluate containment coatings for radioactive contamination to contain the hazard and minimize risk to people and the environment. First responders and recovery personnel for radioactive contamination events are the potential users of the end product, while the entities developing the coatings need the test methods.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Committee: E54

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 01-15-2014

Technical Contact: John Drake

Item: 001

Ballot: E54.03 (14-01)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution