ASTM D737

Standard Test Method for Air Permeability of Textile Fabrics

Applicable Apparatus:  The Frazier Differential Pressure Air Permeability Tester

ASTM
D
737
2004
Standard Test Method for Air Permeability of Textile Fabrics

1. Scope

1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the air permeability of textile fabrics.

1.2 This test method applies to most fabrics including woven fabrics, nonwoven fabrics, air bag fabrics, blankets, napped fabrics, knitted fabrics, layered fabrics, and pile fabrics. The fabrics may be untreated, heavily sized, coated, resin-treated, or otherwise treated.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values stated in inch-pound units may be approximate.

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

D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles
D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles
D2904 Practice for Interlaboratory Testing of a Textile Test Method That Produces Normally Distributed Data
D2906 Practice for Statements on Precision and Bias for Textiles
D4850 Terminology Relating to Fabric
F778 Methods for Gas Flow Resistance Testing of Filtration Media

6. Apparatus
Applicable apparatus available at: http://www.frazierinstrument.com/products/fap/fap.html/

Other International Standards based on ASTM D737: Tappi T251; ISO 9237; Edana 140-1-81; JIS L 1096

Subject Index:  air permeability; fabric; porosity; air permeability; fabric; 59.080.30; 59.080.30

Complete ASTM standard available online at http://www.astm.org/; Contact Frazier Co. for a free paper copy of ASTM standard by mail.

Applicable Apparatus:  The Frazier Differential Pressure Air Permeability Tester