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Exposure procedure foraccelerated ageing of glassreinforced unsaturated polyesterresins by two-hour water boil
Edition May 2004
EOTA Technical Reports are developed as supporting reference documents to European Technical Approval Guidelines and can also be applicable to a Common Understanding of Assessment Procedures, an EOTAComprehension Document or an European Technical Approval, as far as reference is made therein.EOTA Technical Reports go into detail in some aspects and express the common understanding of existing knowledge and experience of the EOTA bodies at a particular point in time.Where knowledge and experience is developing,especially through approval work, such reports can be amended and supplemented.When this happens, the effect of the changes upon the European Technical Approval Guidelines will be laid down in the relevant comprehension documents,unless the European Technical Approval Guideline is revised.This EOTA Technical Report has been prepared by the EOTA Working Group 04.02/01 – “Liquid applied roof waterproofing Kits” and endorsed by EOTA.
This EOTA Technical Report specifies the method foraccelerated ageing by two-hour water boil of glassreinforced unsaturated polyester resins, to determinethe possible effect of this exposure on variouscharacteristics by comparative testing.
The conditioning of samples is performed by exposureto boiling water for a period of two hours.
A five-litre glass round bottomed flange flask.
A socketed flat flanged lid for connecting between flaskand condenser.
To condense water vapour driven off by boiling toensure a constant volume of water.
An electric heating mantle to provide uniform heating tothe flask.
A suitable timer capable of measuring a two-hour timeperiod.
The test specimen is a free sample of the installed,cured roof waterproofing kit of sufficient size to enablethe test specimen required by the specific test methodto be produced after exposure.