Historical Standard: ASTM C1442-03 Standard Practice for Conducting Tests on Sealants Using Artificial Weathering Apparatus
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1.1 This practice covers three types of laboratory weathering exposure procedures for evaluating the effect of actinic radiation, heat, and moisture on sealants.
1.2 The exposure sources used in the three types of artificial weathering devices are the filtered xenon arc, fluorescent ultraviolet lamps, and open flame carbon arc based on Practices G 155, G 154, and G 152, respectively.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are provided for information only.
1.4 The ISO standard related to this Practice is ISO 11431. Significant differences exist between the procedures. The ISO specimens are exposed through glass and are elongated prior to examination for loss of adhesion or cohesion, or both, following exposure.
1.5 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C717 Terminology of Building Seals and Sealants
G113 Terminology Relating to Natural and Artificial Weathering Tests of Nonmetallic Materials
G141 Guide for Addressing Variability in Exposure Testing of Nonmetallic Materials
G147 Practice for Conditioning and Handling of Nonmetallic Materials for Natural and Artificial Weathering Tests
G151 Practice for Exposing Nonmetallic Materials in Accelerated Test Devices that Use Laboratory Light Sources
G152 Practice for Operating Open Flame Carbon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials
G154 Practice for Operating Fluorescent Light Apparatus for UV Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials
G155 Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials
ISO StandardISO11431 Building Construction--Sealants: Determination of Adhesion/Cohesion Properties After Exposure to Heat and Artificial Light Through Glass and to Moisture Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036.
accelerated weathering; actinic radiation; artificial accelerated weathering; durability; exposure; fluorescent UV lamps; light; open flame carbon arc; sealant; temperature; ultraviolet; UV-radiation; weathering; xenon arc; Accelerated weathering--sealants; Actinic radiation; Artificial weeathering apparatus; Durability--building materials/applications; Light exposure--sealants; Ultraviolet (UV) analysis--sealants; Weathering (sealants) ;
ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)