ASTM Textiles Subcommittee Seeking Comments On Tetrapod Walker Drum Tester Standard

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — April 19, 2012 — 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approved in 2005, is scheduled to be withdrawn later this year if it is not revised or reapproved,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.

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ASTM Committee D13 Next Meeting: June 24-27, 2011, June committee week, San Diego,

Technical Contact: Richard Turner, Mohawk Industries Inc., Dalton, Ga., Phone:

ASTM Staff Contact
: Jennifer Rodgers, Phone: 610-832-9694;

ASTM PR Contact: Barbara Schindler, Phone: 610-832-9603;                                 

Posted on April 20, 2012

Source: ASTM International