ASTM International - ASTM D1653-13(2021)

Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Organic Coating Films

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 June 2021
Status: active
Page Count: 5
ICS Code (Organic coatings): 25.220.60
significance And Use:

5.1Â One of the factors affecting the performance provided by an organic coating is its capability of resisting or aiding the passage of water vapor. In some services, for example, exterior wood... View More

scope:

1.1Â These test methods cover the determination of the rate at which water vapor passes through films of paint, varnish, lacquer, and other organic coatings. The films may be free films or they may be applied to porous substrates.

1.2Â A similar, but more generally applicable test method is Test Methods E96 which should be considered when other materials are involved.

1.3Â Two test methods are covered in Test Methods D1653 as follows:

1.3.1 Test Method Aâ€"Dry Cup Method, and

1.3.2 Test Method Bâ€"Wet (Payne) Cup Method.

1.3.3Â Agreement should not be expected between results obtained by different methods or test conditions. The method that most closely approaches the conditions of use should be selected.

1.4Â The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. Factors for conversion are stated in 13.2.1.2 and 13.2.2.2.

1.5Â There are instruments on the market that purport to measure water vapor transmission of films more easily and rapidly than the methods described in Test Methods D1653 and E96. They run essentially the same kinds of tests as in the ASTM methods, but do so instrumentally. However, it appears that no side-by-side tests have been run comparing results from measurements with such instruments to these ASTM methods for precision and accuracy.

1.6Â This standard does not purport to address the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.7Â This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Document History

ASTM D1653-13(2021)
June 1, 2021
Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Organic Coating Films
1.1Â These test methods cover the determination of the rate at which water vapor passes through films of paint, varnish, lacquer, and other organic coatings. The films may be free films or they may...
June 1, 2013
Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Organic Coating Films
1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the rate at which water vapor passes through films of paint, varnish, lacquer, and other organic coatings. The films may be free films or they may be...
June 1, 2008
Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Organic Coating Films
One of the factors affecting the performance provided by an organic coating is its capability of resisting or aiding the passage of water vapor. In some services, for example, exterior wood and...
July 10, 2003
Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Organic Coating Films
One of the factors affecting the performance provided by an organic coating is its capability of resisting or aiding the passage of water vapor. In some services, for example, exterior wood and...
December 10, 1999
Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Organic Coating Films
1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the rate at which water vapor passes through films of paint, varnish, lacquer, and other organic coatings. The films may be free films or they may be...
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