ASTM D3815 / D3815M - 05(2011) standard practice for accelerated weathering of pressure-sensitive tapes by open-flame carbon-arc exposure apparatus
This practice does not necessarily provide direct simulation of natural weathering exposure.
Results from use of this practice shall not be represented as being equivalent to those of any natural weathering test until a satisfactory degree of correlation has been established for the material in question.
Variations in results are possible when the operating conditions vary within the accepted limits for the instrument specified in Practices G151 and G152.
1.1 This practice describes one environment for the exposure of pressure-sensitive tapes to a laboratory accelerated weathering environment.
1.2 This practice describes sample preparation and the laboratory-accelerated weathering environment to which it shall be exposed. It does not specify the length of time of the exposure nor what tests shall be performed on the material following the exposure.
Note 1—Practice D6551/D6551M describes xenon-arc exposures of tapes.
1.3 The values stated in either SI or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently without combining values in any way.
1.4 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)
A666 Specification for Annealed or Cold-Worked Austenitic Stainless Steel Sheet, Strip, Plate, and Flat Bar
D3330/D3330M Test Method for Peel Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Tape
D3715/D3715M Practice for Quality Assurance of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes
D6551 Practice for Accelerated Weathering of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes by Xenon-Arc Exposure Apparatus
G147 Practice for Conditioning and Handling 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
accelerated weathering; open-flame carbon-arc exposure apparatus; pressure-sensitive tape; Accelerated weathering; Carbon-arc light exposure; Exposure tests--carbon-arc apparatus; Light exposure; Pressure-sensitive tapes; Surface analysis--pressure-sensitive tapes
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