BS EN 350:2016 - Durability of wood and wood-based products. Testing and classification of the durability to biological agents of wood and wood-based materials

BS EN 350:2016

Durability of wood and wood-based products. Testing and classification of the durability to biological agents of wood and wood-based materials

Status : Current   Published : October 2016

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This European Standard gives guidance on methods for determining and classifying the durability of wood and wood-based materials against biological wood-destroying agents.

The methods can be applied either to individual wood species, batches of wood and processed wood-based materials, including heat-treated, preservative-treated wood and modified wood. However, this standard is not intended to replace testing of the efficacy of biocides.

The wood-destroying agents considered in this standard are:

  • wood-decay fungi (basidiomycete and soft-rot fungi);

  • beetles capable of attacking dry wood;

  • termites;

  • marine organisms capable of attacking wood in service.

Data on the biological durability of selected wood species considered of economic importance in European countries are presented in Annex B (informative), which also provides information relating to their geographical origin, density, sapwood width and treatability.

NOTE

Treatability, durability to disfiguring fungi, permeability to water and performance in use of wood and wood-based materials are also important issues. However, because standardized methods aiming to assess and classify these factors do not exist and/or have not been extensively experienced yet, preliminary guidance is given in Annex C (informative) for the classification of wood treatability with aqueous wood preservatives, Annex D (informative) for the classification of the permeability to water, Annex E (informative) for the durability to disfiguring fungi, and Annex F (informative) for the classification of performance.




Standard NumberBS EN 350:2016
TitleDurability of wood and wood-based products. Testing and classification of the durability to biological agents of wood and wood-based materials
StatusCurrent
Publication Date31 October 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 117, EN 20-1, EN 16449, EN 13556, EN 275, CEN/TS 15083-2, EN 252, CEN/TS 15083-1, EN 46-1, ISO 13061-2, ENV 12038, EN 49-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)prEN 16818, CEN/TS 1099, EN 15534-1, EN ISO 535, EN 460, ISO 535:2014, CEN/TR 14734, EN 351-1, EN 927-5, EN 335, EN 13556, EN 330, EN 1001-2, CEN/TS 15679:2007, ISO 3129, ISO 2859-2
ReplacesBS EN 350-1:1994, BS EN 350-2:1994
International RelationshipsEN 350:2016
Draft Superseded By14/30312373 DC
DescriptorsHardwoods, Wood products, Durability, Softwoods, Wood preservation, Europe, Specimen preparation, Reports, Physical properties of materials, Grading (quality), Classification systems, Grades (quality), Symbols, Sampling methods, Biological hazards, Test specimens, Fungal-resistance tests, Pest-resistance tests, Wood
ICS79.040
Title in FrenchDurabilité du bois et des matériaux dérivés du bois. Méthodes d'essai et de classification de la durabilité vis-à-vis des agents biologiques du bois et des matériaux dérivés du bois
Title in GermanDauerhaftigkeit von Holz und Holzprodukten. Prüfung und Klassifikation der Dauerhaftigkeit von Holz und Holzprodukten gegen biologischen Angriff
CommitteeB/515
ISBN978 0 580 87895 4
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages72
File Size1.292 MB
Price£274.00


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