Application of service life prediction protocols have been growing in use within a number of industries (e.eg. paints, plastics, solar energy). While service life prediction methodologies are well documented in the technical literature there is not a practical technical guide for industry on how to design such studies. This practice will fill that gap. It is anticipated that this practice will be used to support the development of test methods and durability specifications for products.
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.