Key Standardized Tests Provided By ASET

We offer a wide variety of tests to existing international standards. This is a list of the most common standards. If you have a testing need related to sports surfacing please contact us even if you don’t see your standard listed; we have developed equipment to expand our testing capabilities numerous times.

ASTM:

  • E303 – Standard test method for measuring surface frictional properties using the British Pendulum Tester
  • F355 – Standard test method for impact attenuation of playing surface systems and materials
  • E648 – Standard test method for critical radiant flux of floor-covering systems using a radiant heat energy source
  • F970 – Standard test method for static load limit
  • F1018 – Standard specification for competition wrestling mats
  • F1162 – Standard specification for pole vault landing systems
  • F1292 – Standard specification for impact attenuation of surfacing materials within the use zone of playground equipment
  • F1936- Standard specification for determination for impact attenuation of turf playing systems as measured in the field
  • F2117 – Standard test method for vertical rebound characteristics of sports surface/ball systems; acoustical measurement
  • F2157 – Standard specification for synthetic surfaced running track
  • F2374 – Standard Practice for Design, Manufacture, Operation and Maintenance of Inflatable Amusement Devices
  • F2440 – Standard specification for indoor wall/feature padding
  • F2569 – Standard test method for evaluating the force reduction properties of surfaces for athletic use
  • F2772 – Standard specification for athletic performance properties of indoor sports floor systems
  • F2970 – Standard practice for Design, Manufacture, Installation, Operation, Maintenance, Inspection and Major Modification of Trampoline Courts
  • F3198 – Standard test method for measuring force reduction, vertical deformation, and energy restitution of synthetic turf systems using the advanced artificial athlete
  • D3575 – Standard test method for flexible cellular materials made from olefin polymers (impact testing only)
  • D412 – Standard test methods for vulcanized rubber and thermoplastic elastomers – Tension
  • D1044 – Standard test method for resistance of transparent plastics to surface abrasion
  • D4060 – Standard test method for abrasion resistance of organic coating by the Taber Abraser
  • D2240 – Standard test method for Rubber property – Durometer Hardness
  • E662 – Standard test method for specific optical density of smoke generated by solid materials\

DIN:

  • DIN 18032-2 – (1991 and 2001 versions) – Sport halls – Halls for gymnastics, games and multi-purpose use – Part 2: Floors for sporting activities; Requirements, testing
  • DIN 18035-6 (2014) – Sports grounds – Part 6: Synthetic surfaces (running tracks, etc)
  • DIN 18035-7 (2014) – Sports grounds – Part 7: Synthetic turf areas

EN

  • EN 14904 -Surfaces for sports areas – Indoor Surfaces for multi-sports use – Specification
  • EN 14877 Synthetic Surfaces for Outdoor Sports Areas – Specification
  • EN 1270 – Playing field equipment – Basketball equipment – functional and safety requirements, test methods
  • EN 660 – Resilient floor coverings – determination of wear resistance
  • EN 1969 – Surfaces for sports areas – determination of thickness of synthetic sports surfaces
  • EN 136036-4 Road and airfield surface characteristics – Test methods – Part 4: Method for measurement of slip/skid resistance of a surface – The pendulum test
  • EN 12235 – Surface for sports areas – Determination of vertical ball behavior
  • EN 14808 – Surface for sports areas – Determination of shock absorption
  • EN 14809 – Surface for sports areas – Determination of vertical deformation
  • EN 1516 – Surfaces for sports areas Determination of resistance to indentation
  • EN 1517 – Surfaces for sports areas – Determination of resistance to impact
  • EN 1569 – Surfaces for sports areas – Determination of the behavior under a rolling load
  • EN 13645 – Surfaces for sports areas – Determination of specular reflectance
  • EN ISO 2813 – Paints and varnishes – Measurement of specular gloss of non metallic paint films at 20 °, 60 ° and 85°
  • EN 433 – Resilient floor coverings. Determination of residual indentation after static loading
  • EN 916 – Gymnastic equipment. Vaulting boxes. Requirements and test methods including safety

ANSI

  • E1.26 – Entertainment Technology – Recommended Testing Methods and Values of Shock Absorption of Floors Used in Live Performance Venues
    • Also used by PLASA (Performance Lighting and Sound Association)

ISO

  • 5470 – Rubber – or plastics – coated fabrics — Determination of abrasion resistance — Part 2: Martindale abrader

Tests Mandated by Key Governing Bodies

MFMA© PUR © – The performance standards developed by the MFMA© include force reduction, vertical deformation, vertical ball rebound, area deflection, and friction from above standards. Tests are relevant in the lab and field

FIBA© – ASET is a FIBA© accredited lab and performs tests on a variety of products according to the guidelines established by FIBA. Those tests include tests for the sport surface, backboard support, rim, net and other key features.

FIFA© – While ASET is not a FIFA© accredited lab, we have the equipment to perform all of the field tests required by FIFA for 1 and 2 star field commission testing. Our equipment and methods are routinely compared to other labs around the world through participation in round robin test studies. We offer North American facilities that do not require official FIFA© certification alternatives for commission and maintenance testing.

IAAF© – While ASET is not an IAAF© accredited lab, we have the equipment to perform all of the field test required by the IAAF for commission testing. Our equipment and methods are routinely compared to other labs around the world through participation in round robin test studies. Much like FIFA©, We offer North American facilities that do not require official IAAF© certification alternatives for commission and maintenance testing.

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