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    Standard Guide for Moisture Conditioning of Wood and Wood-Based Materials

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  06-01-2022

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  13-09-2016

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    This guide covers standard procedures for conditioning and equilibrating wood and wood-based materials to constant moisture content.

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    1.1This guide covers standard procedures for conditioning and equilibrating wood and wood-based materials to constant moisture content. The procedures apply to solid wood, wood-based fiber and particulate materials and panels, and wood products containing adhesives. They are intended for use in research and development activities, testing laboratories, quality control, and for all other classes of producers and users. This guide includes background material on the importance of moisture content control, important definitions and technical data, possible types of apparatus, procedures, and the importance of conditioning time. Users should recognize that the necessary degree of precision and bias varies with the intentions of the users. Some research and testing, for example, might require very close control of moisture content, whereas control in an industrial storage facility might not require such close control. This guide offers procedures that include these different requirements.

    1.2The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.3The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the procedure section, Section 6, of this guide. 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.

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    Committee D 07
    Document Type Guide
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Superseded
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    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    ASTM D 4444 : 2013 : R2018 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Standardization and Calibration of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
    ASTM D 5456 : 2019 Standard Specification for Evaluation of Structural Composite Lumber Products
    ASTM D 7033 : 2014 Standard Practice for Establishing Design Capacities for Oriented Strand Board (OSB) Wood-Based Structural-Use Panels
    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 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 4442 : 2016 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
    ASTM D 7247 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Shear Strength of Adhesive Bonds in Laminated Wood Products at Elevated Temperatures
    ASTM D 7438 : 2013 Standard Practice for Field Calibration and Application of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
    ASTM D 1666 : 2017 Standard Test Methods for Conducting Machining Tests of Wood and Wood-Base Panel Materials
    ASTM D 6782 : 2013 Standard Test Methods for Standardization and Calibration of In-Line Dry Lumber Moisture Meters
    ASTM D 5516 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Flexural Properties of Fire-Retardant Treated Softwood Plywood Exposed to Elevated Temperatures
    ASTM D 5456 : 2021 : EDT 1 Standard Specification for Evaluation of Structural Composite Lumber Products
    ASTM D 6782 : 2019 Standard Test Methods for Standardization and Calibration of In-Line Dry Lumber Moisture Meters
    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 7438 : 2020 Standard Practice for Field Calibration and Application of Hand-Held Moisture Meters

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    ASTM D 9 : 2020 Standard Terminology Relating to Wood and Wood-Based Products
    ASTM D 4442 : 2007 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
    ASTM D 4442 : 2015 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
    ASTM D 4442 : 2016 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
    ASTM D 4442 : 1992 : R1997 : EDT 1 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
    ASTM D 4442 : 1984 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
    ASTM D 4442 : 1992 : R2003 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
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