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April 25, 2012 - Subcommittee D13.21 on Pile Floor Coverings seeks experts who may be using ASTM D5251, Practice for the Operation of the Tetrapod Walker Drum Tester, in hopes of gauging current level of interest in said standard. ASTM D5251 describes equipment and operation of Tetrapod Walker for testing unused pile floor coverings with thickness of 20 mm or less. Anyone who uses D5251 is encouraged to join in revising standard, which is scheduled to withdrawn later in 2012 if not revised/reapproved.

ASTM Textiles Subcommittee Seeking Comments on Tetrapod Walker Drum Tester Standard


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Press release date: April 19, 2012

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-Subcommittee D13.21 on Pile Floor Coverings is seeking experts who may be using ASTM D5251, Practice for the Operation of the Tetrapod Walker Drum Tester. ASTM D5251 describes the equipment and operation of the Tetrapod Walker for testing unused pile floor coverings with a thickness of 20 mm or less. The subcommittee is hoping to gauge the current level of interest in ASTM D5251.

D13.21, which is part of ASTM International Committee D13 on Textiles, encourages anyone who uses D5251 to join the subcommittee in the process of revising the standard. ASTM D5251, last approved in 2005, is scheduled to be withdrawn later this year if it is not revised or reapproved, per ASTM's Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees.

ASTM International welcomes participation in the development of its standards. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, visit www.astm.org/JOIN.

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

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ASTM Committee D13 Next Meeting: June 24-27, 2011, June committee week, San Diego, Calif. Technical Contact: Richard Turner, Mohawk Industries Inc., Dalton, Ga., Phone: 706-428-8285; richard_turner@mohawkind.com

ASTM Staff Contact: Jennifer Rodgers, Phone: 610-832-9694; jrodgers@astm.org ASTM PR Contact: Barbara Schindler, Phone: 610-832-9603; bschindl@astm.org
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