ASTM D 1776

Standard Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles

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D1776-04 Standard Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles

1. Scope

1.1 This practice covers the conditioning of textiles for testing in those instances where such conditioning is specified in a test method. Because prior exposure of textiles to high or low humidity may affect the equilibrium moisture pick-up, a procedure is also given for preconditioning the materials when specified.

1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as the standard. Within the text, the inch-pound units are shown in parentheses. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the specification.

1.3 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

D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles
D578 Specification for Glass Fiber Strands
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials for Testing
D885 Test Methods for Tire Cords, Tire Cord Fabrics, and Industrial Filament Yarns and Cords Made from Man-Made Organic-Base Fibers
D1776 Practice for Conditioning Textiles for Testing
D4920 Terminology Relating to Moisture in Textiles
E337 Test Method for Measuring Humidity With a Psychrometer (the Measurement of Wet- and Dry-Bulb Temperature)
ISO139 Textiles Standard Atmosphere for Conditioning and Testing

Index Terms

conditioning; humidity; preconditioning; temperature; testing; textiles; 59.080.30

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