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ASTM F2878-10

Standard Test Method for Protective Clothing Material Resistance to Hypodermic Needle Puncture

1.1 This test method is used to determine the force required to cause a sharp-edged puncture probe (hypodermic needle) to penetrate through protective clothing material. The standard describes three test probes that may be used: 21-, 25-, or 28-gauge needles.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


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