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Section 15 - General Products, Chemical Specialties, and End Use Products

This sections contains 1978 standards.

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[Vol. 15.01] - Refractories, Activated Carbon; Advanced Ceramics

Published annually in March. This volume contains 158 standards. The majority of these standards pertain to refractories. Some establish procedures for assessing the types of refractories, while others are more specific and aimed at the properties of basic refractories, carbon and carbon-ceramic brick, fireclay refractories, insulating firebrick, mortars, plastics, and castables, and silicon refractories. This volume contains standards related to advanced ceramics testing, specifically in the areas of thermal systems including heat engines and heat exchangers; armor; fuel cells; sensors/actuators; electronics; coatings; and catalyst substrates. Most establish tests in the areas of mechanical properties, physical properties, and performance, and ceramic composites. Also included are tests for evaluating the properties of activated carbon such as pH and ball-pan hardness.

[Vol. 15.02] - Glass; Ceramic Whitewares

Published: April This volume contains 121 standards. This volume features specifications for assessing the physical and chemical properties of glass and glass products. Other standards establish procedures for measuring such properties as abrasion resistance, hardness, particle size, and strength of ceramic whiteware materials.

[Vol. 15.03] - Space Simulation; Aerospace and Aircraft; Composite Materials

Revised annually in October. This Volume contains 190 standards.

[Vol. 15.04] - Soaps and Other Detergents; Polishes; Leather; Resilient Floor Coverings

Published annually in September. This volume contains 273 standards. Volume 15.04 includes the latest standards for several distinct products: Soaps and Other Detergents--establishes the chemical requirements for assorted soaps, alkaline detergents, and synthetic detergents, and fixes standard procedures for evaluating the properties of soaps and detergents. Polishes--defines how to evaluate such properties as acid number, black marking resistance, saponification number of waxes, powdering, and soil resistance. Leather--fixes standard procedures for evaluating such properties as tear strength, bursting strength, tensile strength, and water absorption and resistance. Resilient Floor Coverings--covers practices for floor preparation and installation procedures, and test methods for measuring the properties of floor coverings.

[Vol. 15.05] - Engine Coolants; Halogenated Organic Solvents and Fire Extinguishing Agents; Industrial and Specialty Chemicals

Published annually in August. This volume contains 121 standards. This volume features the latest standards on: Engine Coolants--references coolant and ethylene glycol, and establishes standard procedures for performing physical, chemical, and performance tests. Halogenated Organic Solvents and Fire Extinguishing Agents--focuses on standards for virgin and reclaimed halogenated solvents and substitutes for ozone depleting chemicals. Also includes specifications that establish standard properties for drycleaning grade and vapor-degreasing grade solvents; and specifications for the handling, transportation, and storage of compressed gases. Industrial and Specialty Chemicals--features test methods for the analysis and testing of single elements, compounds, or simple mixtures of these in various stages of purity for consumption, primarily by the chemical industry for further conversion.

[Vol. 15.06] - Adhesives

Published annually in August. This volume contains 127 standards. These specifications establish the standard property requirements for several types of adhesives. Accompanying the specifications are practices and tests for evaluating the working properties and durability of various adhesives.

[Vol. 15.07] - Sports Equipment and Facilities; Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear; Amusement Rides and Devices; Snow Skiing

Published annually in November. This volume contains 230 standards. Sports Equipment and Facilities-standards cover items such as headgear and helmets, eye protectors, paintball, and playground surfacing. These include baseball helmet and bicycle helmet tests not found in ANSI or SNELL standards. Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear-tests, practices, and guides measure slip resistance of footwear on various walking surfaces Amusement Rides and Devices-guides and practices on the design, manufacture, inspection, and maintenance of amusement rides and devices. This volume also features the new ASTM standard on the classification, design, manufacture, construction and operation of water slide systems. Snow Skiing-these standards play a preeminent role in all aspects of the snow skiing industry. They cover binding test procedures, Alpine skis, snowboarding, and retail and rental shop procedures.

[Vol. 15.08] - Sensory Evaluation; Vacuum Cleaners; Security Systems and Equipment; Detention and Correctional Facilities; Homeland Security Applications

Published annually in November. This volume contains 168 standards. Homeland Security Applications -- standards address CBRNE sensors and detectors, emergency preparedness, training procedures, decontamination, personal protective equipment, building and infrastructure protection, security controls, operational equipment, and terminology. Sensory Evaluation -- tests and guides establish standard procedures for controlling and evaluating the characteristics of products, including food, beverages, personal care products, and household items. Standards also cover general sensory applications and sensory theory and statistics. Vacuum Cleaners-- tests evaluate filtration efficiency, air performance characteristics, cleanability, durability, and reliability. Security Systems and Equipment -- standards focus on protective design of buildings including blast, ballistic, and forced entry resistant glazing, blast resistant doors, vehicle crash testing of perimeter barriers and boat barrier perimeters. Test methods and practices also cover controlled access security screening equipment, as well as locking devices. Detention and Correctional Facilities -- covers security control systems; detention hardware, including hinges and locks; furnishings; and physical barriers, including swinging door assemblies and chain link barrier systems.

[Vol. 15.09] - Paper; Business Imaging Products

Published annually in June. This volume contains 98 standards. Paper-specifications establish standard property requirements for paper and paper products; as well as tests for measuring bursting strength, folding endurance, moisture content, and tear resistance of paperboard and packaging material. Packaging-standards cover child resistant packaging and closure systems; consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical packaging; fragility assessment; tape and labels; instrumentation; interior packaging; intermodal and unimodal cargo loading; shipping containers, and more. Flexible Barrier Materials-standards cover food and consumer flexible barrier materials and medical device packaging barrier materials. Business Imaging Products-tests and practices establish standard procedures for laser printer tests, electrostatic imagine, and ink jet imaging.

[Vol. 15.10] - Packaging; Flexible Barrier Materials

Published annually in June. This volume contains 216 standards. Packaging-standards cover child resistant packaging and closure systems; consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical packaging; fragility assessment; tape and labels; instrumentation; interior packaging; intermodal and unimodal cargo loading; shipping containers, and more. Flexible Barrier Materials-standards address food and consumer flexible barrier materials and medical device packaging barrier materials.

[Vol. 15.11] - Consumer Products; Light Sport Aircraft; Unmanned Aircraft Systems; Normal and Utility Category Airplane Electrical Wiring Systems; Unmanned Maritime Vehicle Systems (UMVS)

Published annually in June. This volume contains 176 standards. Consumer Products-consumer safety specifications, guides, and performance requirements cover products such as public and home playground equipment, juvenile products, toys, furniture, candles, and pool safety. Light Sport Aircraft-design, performance, quality acceptance tests, and safety monitoring for light sport aircraft (LSA), including gyroplanes, lighter than air LSAs, and power parachutes Unmanned Aircraft Systems -covers terminology, as well as the design and performance of airborne sense-and-avoid systems. This includes requirements to support detection of, and safe separation from, airborne objects such as manned or unmanned aircraft and air vehicles. Normal and Utility Category Airplane Electrical Wiring Systems-features standards on the inspection, maintenance, repair, and alteration of electrical wiring systems in general aviation aircraft. Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV)-addresses issues related to UUV systems to facilitate an interoperable, modular, and multi-functional family of platforms.

[Vol. 15.12] - Livestock, Meat, and Poultry Evaluation Systems; Food Service Equipment

Published annually in November. This volume contains 96 standards. Livestock, Meat, and Poultry Evaluation Systems -- equipment design, units of measurement, device performance, user requirements, and predictive accuracy for electronic devices that evaluate composition or quality constituents of livestock, meat, and poultry. Food Service Equipment --Specifications, test methods, and performance requirements for food service equipment intended for use in commercial and institutional establishments, including cooking and warming, energy protocol, cleaning, and sanitation.