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A-1 APPENDIX A Procedures and Test Methods TABLE OF CONTENTS A-2 A.1 Procedures A-2 A.1.1 Melt Blending by Extrusion A-2 A.1.2 Plaque Preparation (ASTM D4703) A-2 A.2 Index Test Methods A-2 A.2.1 Density (ASTM D1505) A-2 A.2.2 Melt Flow Index and Flow Rate (ASTM D1238) A-2 A.2.3 Percentage Volatiles (TRI Method) A-2 A.2.4 Percentage Black/Color + Ash (ASTM D4218) A-3 A.2.5 Percentage Ash (ASTM D5630) A-3 A.2.6 Percentage Polypropylene (TRI Method) A-5 A.2.7 Tensile Properties (ASTM D638) A-5 A.2.8 Flexural Modulus (ASTM D790) A-6 A.2.9 Oxidative Induction Temperature (OITemp) (ASTM D3350) A-6 A.2.10 Oxidative Induction Time (OIT) (ASTM D3895) A-6 A.2.11 Pipe Deflection Tests (ASTM D2412) A-6 A.3 Stress-Crack Tests A-6 A.3.1 Notched Stress-Crack Tests (NCLS and NCTL) (ASTM F2136, D5397) A-6 A.3.2 BAM Stress-Crack Test (TRI Method) A-8 A.3.3 BFF Test (TRI Method) A-9 A.3.4 Junction Test (FDOT FM 5-572) A-10 A.4 Service-Lifetime Estimation Tests A-10 A.4.1 Stepped Isothermal Method (SIM) for Long-Term Creep Modulus and Strain (ASTM D6992) A-11 A.4.2 Stepped Isothermal Method (SIM) for Creep Rupture (ASTM D6992) A-11 A.4.3 BFF Test for Long-Term Stress Crack Resistance (TRI Method)