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Active AWPA Proposed Evaluation Methods (PEM)

Proposed Evaluation Methods are not Standards.  They are a means of publishing methods for evaluating the performance of a preserved and/or protected wood product.  This enables laboratories to "test drive" these methods and provide feedback to AWPA Technical Committee P-6 to improve them, based on real-world experience.  Usually, PEMs found useful are ultimately proposed to Technical Committee P-6 to be adopted as "E" Standards.  For more information on PEMs, please consult Section 6 of the AWPA Technical Committee Regulations.

The text of the following current Proposed Evaluation Methods (PEM) are found in the Members Only section of the website.  Click the following link to view the PEMs or contact AWPA to request an electronic copy of a PEM:

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PEM-08 (2011)  Method for Determining the Leachability of Wood Preservatives from Decking

PEM-09 (2012)  Method for Evaluating the Durability of Treated Wood Products in a UC3A Field Exposure

PEM-10 (2013)  Standard Field Test for Evaluation of Field-Cut Preservatives to be Used in Ground Contact (UC4): Block Test

PEM-11 (2013)  Standard Field Test for Evaluation of Field-Cut Preservatives to be Used Above Ground (UC3B): Gamma Joint Test

PEM-12 (2013)  Field Test for Evaluation of Wood Preservatives to be Used Out of Ground Contact: Horizontal Sandwich Method

PEM-13 (2014)  Standard Test Method of Evaluating Wood Preservatives for Decay in Use Categories UC1 and UC2

PEM-14 (2014)  Standard Field Test Method for Evaluation of Wood Preservatives to be Used Above Ground (UC3B):  Mini Double Layer Method

PEM-15 (2015)  Method of Testing Surface Applied Wood Preservatives by Laboratory Cultures

PEM-16 (2015)  Standard Field Test for Evaluation of the Depletion of Wood Preservatives from Wood used Above Ground; (UC3A and UC3B) Bar Test

PEM-17 (2015)  Standard Field Test for Evaluation of the Depletion of Wood Preservatives from Coated Wood used Above Ground; (UC3A) Joint Test

PEM-18 (2015)  Field Evaluation of Supplemental Preservative Pastes for Protecting Wood Posts and Poles 

 

 

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