1.1 This test method covers the test conditions and procedures that are applicable when Practice G53 is employed for the exposure of bituminous roofing and waterproofing materials having a minimum softening point of approximately 200°F (95°C) as determined by Test Method D36.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.
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.
D36 Test Method for Softening Point of Bitumen (Ring-and-Ball Apparatus)
D1669 Practice for Preparation of Test Panels for Accelerated and Outdoor Weathering of Bituminous Coatings
D1670 Test Method for Failure End Point in Accelerated and Outdoor Weathering of Bituminous Materials
G113 Terminology Relating to Natural and Artificial Weathering Tests of Nonmetallic Materials
G141 Guide for Addressing Variability in Exposure Testing of Nonmetallic Materials
G147 Practice for Conditioning and Handling of Nonmetallic Materials for Natural and Artificial Weathering Tests
G151 Practice for Exposing Nonmetallic Materials in Accelerated Test Devices that Use Laboratory Light Sources
G154 Practice for Operating Fluorescent Light Apparatus for UV Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials