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    Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Based Materials

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  10-06-2020

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  15-11-2016

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    These test methods cover the determination of the moisture content (MC) of wood, veneer, and other wood-based materials, including those that contain adhesives and chemical additives.

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    1.1These test methods cover the determination of the moisture content (MC) of wood, veneer, and other wood-based materials, including those that contain adhesives and chemical additives. The test methods below describe primary (A) and secondary (B through D) procedures to measure moisture content:

    Method A—Primary Oven-Drying Method

    Method B—Secondary Oven-Drying Method

    Method C—Distillation (Secondary) Method

    Method D—Other Secondary Methods.

    1.2The primary oven-drying method (Method A) is intended as the sole primary method. It is structured for research purposes where the highest accuracy or degree of precision is needed.

    1.3The secondary methods (B through D) are intended for special purposes or under circumstances where the primary procedure (Method A) is not desired or justified. In these procedures, moisture content values cannot be reported with an accuracy greater than integer percentage values (that is, lower than in Method A).

    1.4Distillation (secondary) method is intended for use with materials that have been chemically treated or impregnated such that the oven-drying procedures introduce greater error than desired in the results.

    1.5The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.6This 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.

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    Committee D 07
    Document Type Test Method
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Superseded
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    ASTM D 5764 : 1997 : REV A : R2018 Standard Test Method for Evaluating Dowel-Bearing Strength of Wood and Wood-Based Products
    ASTM D 7147 : 2011 : R2018 Standard Specification for Testing and Establishing Allowable Loads of Joist Hangers
    ASTM D 4444 : 2013 : R2018 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Standardization and Calibration of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
    ASTM C 1789 : 2014 : R2018 Standard Test Method for Calibration of Hand-Held Moisture Meters on Gypsum Panels
    ASTM E 108 : 2020 : REV A Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Roof Coverings
    ASTM E 2632/E2632M : 2020 Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Under-Deck Fire Test Response of Deck Materials
    ASTM E 84 : 2020 Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
    ASTM D 3501 : 2005 : REV A : R2018 Standard Test Methods for Wood-Based Structural Panels in Compression
    ASTM D 6643 : 2001 : R2016 Standard Test Method for Testing Wood-Base Panel Corner Impact Resistance
    ASTM E 2618 : 2013 : R2019 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Particulate Emissions and Heating Efficiency of Solid Fuel-Fired Hydronic Heating Appliances
    ASTM D 7478/D7478M : 2011 : R2017 Standard Specification for Heavy Duty Sheathed Wood Crates
    ASTM D 6199 : 2018 : REV A Standard Practice for Quality of Wood Members of Containers and Pallets
    ASTM D 4761 : 2019 Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Properties of Lumber and Wood-Based Structural Materials
    ASTM D 7119/D7119M : 2013 : REV A Standard Guide for Sampling Spray Polyurethane Foam and Coating in Roofing
    ASTM D 2718 : 2018 Standard Test Methods for Structural Panels in Planar Shear (Rolling Shear)
    ASTM D 2395 : 2017 Standard Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
    ASTM D 7033 : 2014 Standard Practice for Establishing Design Capacities for Oriented Strand Board (OSB) Wood-Based Structural-Use Panels
    ASTM D 1037 : 2012 Standard Test Methods for Evaluating Properties of Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials
    ASTM D 143 : 2014 Standard Test Methods for Small Clear Specimens of Timber
    ASTM D 4577 : 2019 Standard Test Method for Compression Resistance of a Container Under Constant Load
    ASTM D 5751 : 1999 : R2019 Standard Specification for Adhesives Used for Laminate Joints in Nonstructural Lumber Products
    ASTM D 5652 : 2015 Standard Test Methods for Single-Bolt Connections in Wood and Wood-Based Products
    ASTM D 642 : 2015 Standard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads
    ASTM E 2957 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Resistance to Wildfire Penetration of Eaves, Soffits and Other Projections
    ASTM E 108 : 2017 Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Roof Coverings
    ASTM D 1990 : 2016 Standard Practice for Establishing Allowable Properties for Visually-Graded Dimension Lumber from In-Grade Tests of Full-Size Specimens
    ASTM D 4027 : 1998 : R2019 Standard Test Method for Measuring Shear Properties of Structural Adhesives by the Modified-Rail Test
    ASTM D 3498 : 2019 : REV A Standard Specification for Adhesives for Field-Gluing Wood Structural Panels (Plywood or Oriented Strand Board) to Wood Based Floor System Framing
    ASTM D 6570 : 2018 : REV A Standard Practice for Assigning Allowable Properties for Mechanically Graded Lumber
    ASTM E 2779 : 2010 : R2017 Standard Test Method for Determining Particulate Matter Emissions from Pellet Heaters
    ASTM D 5456 : 2019 Standard Specification for Evaluation of Structural Composite Lumber Products
    ASTM E 2707 : 2015 Standard Test Method for Determining Fire Penetration of Exterior Wall Assemblies Using a Direct Flame Impingement Exposure
    ASTM E 84 : 2019 : REV B Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
    ASTM E 2579 : 2019 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Wood Products to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM D 5469/D5469M : 2012 Standard Guide for Application of New Spray Applied Polyurethane Foam and Coated Roofing Systems (Withdrawn 2021)
    ASTM D 6254/D6254M : 2013 Standard Specification for Wirebound Pallet-Type Wood Boxes
    ASTM D 7438 : 2013 Standard Practice for Field Calibration and Application of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
    ASTM D 5824 : 1998 : R2017 Standard Test Method for Determining Resistance to Delamination of Adhesive Bonds in Overlay-Wood Core Laminates Exposed to Heat and Water
    ASTM D 7433 : 2019 Standard Test Method for Measuring Surface Water Absorption of Overlaid Wood-Based Panels
    ASTM D 7338 : 2014 Standard Guide for Assessment Of Fungal Growth in Buildings
    ASTM E 603 : 2017 Standard Guide for Room Fire Experiments
    ASTM D 6573/D6573M : 2013 Standard Specification for General Purpose Wirebound Shipping Boxes
    ASTM D 3500 : 2014 Standard Test Methods for Structural Panels in Tension
    ASTM D 7469 : 2016 Standard Test Methods for End-Joints in Structural Wood Products
    ASTM E 72 : 2015 Standard Test Methods of Conducting Strength Tests of Panels for Building Construction
    ASTM D 7519 : 2011 Standard Test Method for Internal Bond Strength and Thickness Swell of Cellulosic-Based Fiber and Particle Panels After Repeated Wetting (Withdrawn 2020)
    ASTM D 3044 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Shear Modulus of Wood-Based Structural Panels
    ASTM D 7770 : 2012 Standard Test Method for Collection of Volatile Organic Compounds Emitted During Simulated Manufacturing of Engineered Wood Products Via a Sealed Caul Plate Method
    ASTM D 2559 : 2012 : REV A : R2018 Standard Specification for Adhesives for Bonded Structural Wood Products for Use Under Exterior Exposure Conditions
    ASTM D 6815 : 2009 : R2015 Standard Specification for Evaluation of Duration of Load and Creep Effects of Wood and Wood-Based Products
    ASTM G 198 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Determining the Relative Corrosion Performance of Driven Fasteners in Contact with Treated Wood
    ASTM D 5572 : 1995 : R2019 Standard Specification for Adhesives Used for Finger Joints in Nonstructural Lumber Products
    ASTM D 3499 : 2019 Standard Test Method for Toughness of Wood Structural Panels
    ASTM D 198 : 2015 Standard Test Methods of Static Tests of Lumber in Structural Sizes
    ASTM D 6874 : 2012 Standard Test Methods for Nondestructive Evaluation of Wood-Based Flexural Members Using Transverse Vibration
    ASTM D 6782 : 2013 Standard Test Methods for Standardization and Calibration of In-Line Dry Lumber Moisture Meters
    ASTM D 7966/D7966M : 2016 Standard Test Method for Resistance to Creep of Adhesives in Static Shear by Compression Loading (Wood-to-Wood)
    ASTM D 2719 : 2019 Standard Test Methods for Wood Structural Panels in Shear Through-the-Thickness
    ASTM D 1185 : 1998 : REV A : R2017 Standard Test Methods for Pallets and Related Structures Employed in Materials Handling and Shipping
    ASTM E 2126 : 2011 : R2018 Standard Test Methods for Cyclic (Reversed) Load Test for Shear Resistance of Vertical Elements of the Lateral Force Resisting Systems for Buildings
    ASTM D 1761 : 2012 Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Fasteners in Wood
    ASTM D 3043 : 2017 Standard Test Methods for Structural Panels in Flexure
    ASTM D 7446 : 2009 : R2017 Standard Specification for Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) Adhesives for Laminating Oriented Strand Board (OSB) to Rigid Cellular Polystryene Thermal Insulation Core Materials
    ASTM D 4933 : 2016 Standard Guide for Moisture Conditioning of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
    ASTM D 1666 : 2017 Standard Test Methods for Conducting Machining Tests of Wood and Wood-Base Panel Materials
    ASTM D 7672 : 2019 Standard Specification for Evaluating Structural Capacities of Rim Board Products and Assemblies
    ASTM D 6782 : 2019 Standard Test Methods for Standardization and Calibration of In-Line Dry Lumber Moisture Meters
    ASTM D 7031 : 2011 : R2019 Standard Guide for Evaluating Mechanical and Physical Properties of Wood-Plastic Composite Products
    ASTM D 7770 : 2012(R2019) Standard Test Method for Collection of Volatile Organic Compounds Emitted During Simulated Manufacturing of Engineered Wood Products Via a Sealed Caul Plate Method
    ASTM D 1990 : 2019 Standard Practice for Establishing Allowable Properties for Visually-Graded Dimension Lumber from In-Grade Tests of Full-Size Specimens
    ASTM E 2126 : 2019 Standard Test Methods for Cyclic (Reversed) Load Test for Shear Resistance of Vertical Elements of the Lateral Force Resisting Systems for Buildings

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    ASTM D 4933 : 2016 Standard Guide for Moisture Conditioning of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
    ASTM D 4933 : 1999 : R2010 Standard Guide for Moisture Conditioning of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
    ASTM D 4933 : 1999 Standard Guide for Moisture Conditioning of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
    ASTM D 4933 : 1999 : R2004 Standard Guide for Moisture Conditioning of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
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