ASTM-D6478 › Standard Test Method for Determining Specific Packability of Fabrics Used in Inflatable Restraints
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1.1 This test method covers procedures for determining the ability to fold and pack fabrics used for inflatable restraints using an index of specific packability.
1.2 Procedures in this test method describe operator techniques that must be followed closely to obtain repeatable and accurate results. Since these techniques are difficult to convey in writing, supplemental training for operators is required. A training video is available from ASTM (see Adjuncts ADJD6478 and ADJD6478A).
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.4 Procedures and apparatus other than those stated in this practice may be used as agreed upon between the purchaser and the supplier with specific deviations from this practice acknowledged in the report.
1.5 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.
airbag; fabric; inflatable restraint; packability; packing; volume; ICS Number Code 43.040.60 (Bodies and body components); 59.080.30 (Textile fabrics)
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43.040.60 (Bodies and body components Including vehicle frame and structure, heating devices, air-conditioning systems for passenger/driver compartments, roof load carriers, etc. Loading compartments, see 43.080.10)
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2010 R14 EDITION
Aug. 15, 2014