ASTM D3045 - 18 - Standard Practice for Heat Aging of Plastics Without Load

ASTM D3045 - 18

Standard Practice for Heat Aging of Plastics Without Load

Status : Current   Published : August 2018



1.1 This practice is intended to define the exposure conditions for evaluating the thermal endurance of plastics when exposed solely to hot air for extended periods of time. Only the procedure for heat exposure is specified. The effect of elevated temperature on any particular property is determined by selection of the appropriate test method and test specimens for that property.

1.2 This practice can be used as a guide to compare thermal aging characteristics of materials as measured by the change in some property of interest. The property of interest is measured at room temperature.

1.3 This practice recommends procedures for comparing the thermal aging characteristics of materials at a single temperature. Recommended procedures for determining the thermal aging characteristics of a material using a series of elevated temperatures for the purpose of estimating endurance time to a defined property change at a lower temperature are also described; the applicability of the Arrhenius relation for making predictions to other temperatures, is assumed in this case.

1.4 This practice does not predict thermal aging characteristics where interactions between stress, environment, temperature, and time control failure occur.

1.5  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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Note 1:  This standard and ISO-2578 address the same subject matter but differ in technical content.

1.6  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.

Standard NumberASTM D3045 - 18
TitleStandard Practice for Heat Aging of Plastics Without Load
Publication Date01 August 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Aging, continuous use temperature, exposure, heat, heat-aging, thermal-aging, oven, temperature index
File Size125 KB

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