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  • ASTM D 7438 : 2013

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    Standard Practice for Field Calibration and Application of Hand-Held Moisture Meters

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  05-11-2020

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  20-05-2013

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    1.1This practice applies to the measurement of moisture content of solid wood, including solid wood products containing additives, that is, chemicals or adhesives, by hand-held moisture meters under conditions of end-use.

    1.1.1This practice includes calibration, use, and interpretation of meters for conditions that relate to wood product characteristics, such as nonuniform grain and growth ring orientation, and to end-use process conditions, such as moisture gradients.

    1.1.2Meters employing differing technologies may not provide equivalent readings under the same conditions. When this practice has been applied, it is assumed that the referenced meter is acceptable unless otherwise specified. Meters shall have been calibrated by Test Methods D4444.

    1.2This 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 Standard Practice
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
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    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    ASTM D 1666 : 2017 Standard Test Methods for Conducting Machining Tests of Wood and Wood-Base Panel Materials
    ASTM E 2579 : 2019 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Wood Products to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM D 6570 : 2018 : REV A Standard Practice for Assigning Allowable Properties for Mechanically Graded Lumber
    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 7954/D7954M : 2015 : REV A Standard Practice for Moisture Surveying of Roofing and Waterproofing Systems Using Non-Destructive Electrical Impedance Scanners
    ASTM E 3053 : 2018 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Determining Particulate Matter Emissions from Wood Heaters Using Cordwood Test Fuel
    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 4761 : 2019 Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Properties of Lumber and Wood-Based Structural Materials
    ASTM D 2395 : 2017 Standard Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Wood and Wood-Based Materials

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    ASTM D 4933 : 2016 Standard Guide for Moisture Conditioning of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
    ASTM D 6782 : 2013 Standard Test Methods for Standardization and Calibration of In-Line Dry Lumber Moisture Meters
    ASTM D 4444 : 1992 : R1998 : EDT 1 Standard Test Methods for Use and Calibration of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
    ASTM D 4933 : 1999 : R2010 Standard Guide for Moisture Conditioning of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
    ASTM D 4442 : 2007 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
    ASTM D 2915 : 2017 Standard Practice for Sampling and Data-Analysis for Structural Wood and Wood-Based Products
    ASTM D 4442 : 2015 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
    ASTM D 4444 : 2008 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Standardization and Calibration of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
    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
    ASTM D 4444 : 1992 : R2003 Standard Test Methods for Use and Calibration of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
    ASTM D 4444 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Standardization and Calibration of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
    ASTM D 4442 : 2016 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
    ASTM D 4444 : 2013 : R2018 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Standardization and Calibration of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
    ASTM D 6782 : 2005 Standard Test Methods for Standardization and Calibration of In-Line Dry Lumber Moisture Meters
    ASTM D 2915 : 2003 Standard Practice for Evaluating Allowable Properties for Grades of Structural Lumber
    ASTM D 4442 : 2020 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
    ASTM D 6782 : 2002 Standard Test Methods for Standardization and Calibration of In-Line Dry Lumber Moisture Meters
    ASTM D 6782 : 2004 Standard Test Methods for Standardization and Calibration of In-Line Dry Lumber Moisture Meters
    ASTM D 2915 : 2010 Practice for Sampling and Data-Analysis for Structural Wood and Wood-Based Products
    ASTM D 2915 : 1998 : EDT 1 Standard Practice for Evaluating Allowable Properties for Grades of Structural Lumber
    ASTM D 2915 : 2002 Standard Practice for Evaluating Allowable Properties for Grades of Structural Lumber
    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 6782 : 2019 Standard Test Methods for Standardization and Calibration of In-Line Dry Lumber Moisture Meters
    ASTM D 4442 : 1992 : R2003 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
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