ASC is pleased to provide a listing of ASTM D14 Adhesive and C24 Sealant Committee Standards. On each page, standards are categorized as follows: Test Methods; Test Specifications; and Standard Guides & Practices.
TYPES OF STANDARDS*
The following definitions may be of use to you as you peruse ASTM and other standards:
A Test Method Standard is “a definitive procedure that produces a test result.” Examples include identification, measurement, and evaluation of one or more qualities, characteristics or properties.
A Practice Method Standard is a “definitive set of instructions for performing one or more specific operations that does not produce a test result.” Examples include application, assessment, cleaning, collection, inspection, preparation, sampling and training.
A Specification Standard is “an explicit set of requirements to be satisfied by a material, product, system or service”. A specification identifies test methods for determining whether each of the requirements is satisfied. These requirements can include physical, mechanical or chemical properties and safety, quality or performance criteria.
A Classification Standard is “a systematic arrangement or division of materials, products, systems or services into groups based on similar characteristics such as origin, composition, properties or use.”
* This information is courtesy of ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428