Test Standards for Q-RACK Outdoor Exposure Racks

ASTM C1589

Standard Practice for Outdoor Weathering of Construction Seals and Sealants

This practice describes outdoor exposure procedures used to determine the weathering durability of building construction, seals and sealants.

ASTM D1006

Standard Practice for Conducting Exterior Exposure Tests of Paints on Wood

This practice covers procedures to be followed for direct exposure of house and trim paints on new, previously unpainted wood materials to the environment.

ASTM D1014

Standard Practice for Conducting Exterior Exposure Tests of Paints and Coatings on Metal Substrates

This practice covers procedures to be followed for direct exposure of exterior paints and coatings to the environment when applied to metal surfaces.

ASTM D1435

Standard Practice for Outdoor Weathering of Plastics

This practice is intended to cover procedures for the exposure of plastic materials to weather. Note 1See Practice G 24 for aging under glass.

ASTM D3456

Standard Practice for Determining by Exterior Exposure Tests the Susceptibility of Paint Films to Microbiological Attack

This practice provides guidelines for determining the susceptibility of paint films to microbiological attack on exterior exposure. While it is recognized that various organisms may occur on an exposed coating, the specific types of organisms are mainly of academic interest. The degree to which microbiological discoloration occurs is the primary concern.

ASTM D3679

Standard Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Siding

This specification establishes requirements and test methods for the materials, dimensions, warp, shrinkage, impact strength, expansion, appearance, and windload resistance of extruded single-wall siding manufactured from rigid (unplasticized) PVC compound. Methods of indicating compliance with this specification are also provided.

ASTM D5970

Standard Test Method for Deterioration of Geotextiles from Outdoor Exposure

This test method covers evaluating the deterioration in tensile strength and strain after outdoor exposure.


Standard Practice for Atmospheric Environmental Exposure Testing of Nonmetallic Materials

This practice covers procedures to be followed for direct exposure of nonmetallic materials to the environment. When originators of a weathering test have the actual exposure conducted by a separate agency, the specific conditions for the exposure of test and control specimens must be clearly defined and mutually agreed upon between all parties.

Ford FLTM BI 160-01

Florida and Arizona Outdoor Exposure Test

GMW 14873

Outdoor Weathering of Automotive Exterior Materials

IEC 61215

Crystalline Silicon Terrestrial Photovaltalic (PV) Modules - Design Qualification and Type Approval

ISO 2810 (EN) (DIN)

Paints and Varnishes - Notes for Guidance on The Conduct of Natural Weathering Tests


Outdoor Exposure of Trim Materials


Florida Exposure Testing of Painted Surfaces

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