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ASTM F 1869 Standard Test Method Using Anhydrous Calcium Chloride

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Standard Test Method for Measuring Vapor Emission Rate (MVER) of Concrete Subfloor Using Anhydrous Calcium Chloride
 
  • Apparatus - the kit plus a gram scale if you are doing the calculations, a thermometer (to measure room temperature), and hygrometer (to measure relative humidity)
  • conditioning - site should be same temperature and humidity expected during normal use, but if not possible, then 75 + 10 degrees F (23.9 + 5.5 degrees C) and 50 + 10% relative humidity
  • Preparation of areas to receive tests - area must be free of all foreign matter and curing agents must be removed at least 24 hours before the test is run
  • Minimum of three tests for first 1,000 sqft and one additional test for each 1,000 sqft
  • Normal placement is one test near the center with others being placed around the perimeter of the room


The complete current edition of ASTM F1869 is available from the American Society for Testing and Materials, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken PA 19428.

http://astm.org/
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